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

New accepted paper with support from WaSeaBi
New accepted paper with support from WaSeaBi

"Impact of Processing Technology on Macro- and Micronutrient Profile of Protein-Enriched Products from Fish Backbones"

New cost-effective strategy prevents rancidity in fish side-streams
New cost-effective strategy prevents rancidity in fish side-streams

In February, the first WaSeaBi scientific paper was published in Food Control, which describes a new cost-effective strategi to prevent lipid degradation (…

Help us become better at utilizing the whole fish!
Help us become better at utilizing the whole fish!

Is seafood a part of your diet? If this is the case, your valuable input is needed. In the WaSeaBi project, we are working on developing techniques so that…

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.

Seafood network meeting

16 Jun 2021

Seafood network meeting

Project coordinator, Charlotte Jacobsen will be presenting preliminary results achieved in WaSeaBi at a Danish online Seafood network meeting.

International Symposium on Lipid Oxidation and Antioxidants

23 Nov 2020

International Symposium on Lipid Oxidation and Antioxidants

WaSeaBi will be represented at the 3rd International Symposium on Lipid Oxidation and Antioxidants from 23 to 24 November 2020

EUROPEAN WEEK of REGIONS and CITIES

15 Oct 2020

EUROPEAN WEEK of REGIONS and CITIES

On 15 October 2020 WaSeaBi will be presenting at this year’s European Week of Regions and Cities which will be conducted online

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