Optimal utilization of seafood side-streams through the design of new holistic process lines

Waseabi Fish

Technology infrastructure and logistics

The current exploitation of the aquatic resources is hampered by inefficiency as up to 70 % end up as low-value products or waste, which is unsustainable considering the rising populations. In order to utilise this currently poorly exploited biomass for higher value purposes, provision of proper logistics and infrastructure to ensure high quality of side-streams for a prolonged window of time is essential. Also promising technologies currently available at lab level need to be adapted to industrial scale and integrated into a biorefinery approach.

Solving the challenges

The objective of the WaSeaBi project is to solve challenges that prevent more sound exploitation of the aquatic resources. This will be obtained by developing, sorting technologies, storage solutions and decision tools that will secure an efficient, sustainable supply system for by-catches, as well as for solid and liquid side-streams from aquaculture, fisheries and the aquatic processing industries to biorefining operations. This will result in valorisation of these raw materials into marketable products. By addressing side-streams from six different raw materials emerging from typical aquaculture, fisheries and aquatic processing industries in Europe, WaSeaBi will take a whole chain perspective to succeed with high quality production of:

  • Bioactive peptides for nutraceutical, food and feed applications
  • Protein-based food ingredients
  • Savoury ingredients and mineral supplements for food and feed

WaSeaBi will also construct biorefining approaches and validate selected solutions in pilot scale at the premises of participating companies. The commercial potential of the produced ingredients will be evaluated and specific environmental, economic and social impacts of the proposed solutions will be quantified. Several of the developed technologies will be transferable across seafood companies. 

Months

48

Months
Million €

4

Million €
Countries

5

Countries
Partners

13

Partners

Latest news

How do you feel about eating foods that contain ingredients made from seafood side-streams?
How do you feel about eating foods that contain ingredients made from seafood side-streams?

In connection with the development of new ingredients and products, we want to know how you and other consumers feel about eating foods made from seafood s…

To all seafood producers: Help us, help yourselves!
To all seafood producers: Help us, help yourselves!

Are you a seafood producer and would you like to turn the side-streams from your production into high value ingredients?

Great progress within the first year
Great progress within the first year

That was the conclusion that could be drawn after the first annual meeting in WaSeaBi

Recovering flavouring agents from mussel side-streams
Recovering flavouring agents from mussel side-streams

The WaSeaBi partners are working on recovering flavouring agents from different aquatic side-streams including side-streams from mussel production. Learn m…

Events

Fish Waste For Profit

16 Sep 2021

Fish Waste For Profit

WaSeaBi will be presenting at the Fish Waste For Profit conference which takes place from 16-17 September 2021 in Reykjavik.

BBI JU Projects Day and Stakeholder Forum

3 Dec 2019

BBI JU Projects Day and Stakeholder Forum

WaSeaBi will be exhibiting at BBI JU Projects Day and Stakeholder Forum in Brussels

WEFTA Conference

17 Oct 2019

WEFTA Conference

WaSeaBi poster presentation at the WEFTA Conference in The Faroe Islands

Blue Bioeconomy Forum

25 Jun 2019

Blue Bioeconomy Forum

WaSeaBi participates in the Blue Bioeconomy Forum in Brussels

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