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

53

Months
Million €

4

Million €
Countries

4

Countries
Partners

13

Partners

Latest news

Nutritional composition of herring co-products from innovative sorting technology
Nutritional composition of herring co-products from innovative sorting technology

New scientific paper about the nutritional and chemical composition of herring co-products published in Food Chemistry: X

Get more value from your seafood sidestream
Get more value from your seafood sidestream

The WaSeaBi partners invite you to join this conference where we will share news, results, methodologies and techniques for the seafood industry.

WaSeaBi researcher selected as winner of the Young Scientist Award 2022
WaSeaBi researcher selected as winner of the Young Scientist Award 2022

The International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) has selected WaSeaBi researcher Dr. Haizhou Wu from Chalmers University of Technology as wi…

Does the type and combination of herring off-cuts determine protein yield and quality?
Does the type and combination of herring off-cuts determine protein yield and quality?

Get the answers in the newly published paper: “Protein isolation yield from herring co-products as well as the molecular weight distribution and functional…

Events

Conference: Get more value from your seafood sidestream

24 Apr 2023

Conference: Get more value from your seafood sidestream

The WaSeaBi partners invite you to join this conference where we will share news, results, methodologies and techniques for the seafood industry.

WEFTA Conference 2022

17 Oct 2022

WEFTA Conference 2022

Two WaSeaBi partners will be presenting at the 50th Western European Fish Technologists Association (WEFTA) Conference taking place in Rotterdam, The Nethe…

Fish Waste For Profit

9 Jun 2022

Fish Waste For Profit

WaSeaBi will be presenting at the Fish Waste For Profit conference which takes place from 9-10 June 2022 in Reykjavik.

2022 AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo

3 May 2022

2022 AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo

WaSeaBi results will be presented at the 2022 AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo on two occasions, which will take place from 1-4 May 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA…

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