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

What has happened this year and what to expect from 2022?
What has happened this year and what to expect from 2022?

Learn about emerging results and what WaSeaBi will focus on next year

Constructing value chains for side-streams
Constructing value chains for side-streams

Intrinsic value is the driver for economic rollout of successful concepts into the market. This is why we in WaSeaBi construct and evaluate the potential v…

Visit to Pescados Marcelino
Visit to Pescados Marcelino

In November, representatives from EIT Food and the Technical University of Denmark had the chance to meet with the industry project partner Pescados Marcel…

Sorting herring co-products and monitoring lipid oxidation of the different fractions
Sorting herring co-products and monitoring lipid oxidation of the different fractions

When fish is processed into fillets, all co-products (head, backbone, caudal fin, skin, and intestines) typically end up in one bin and are subsequently so…

Events

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.

EuroFoodChem conference

22 Nov 2021

EuroFoodChem conference

Learn about the results achieved in WaSeaBi at the XXIst edition of the EuroFoodChem conference, which will be held on-line from 22-24 November 2021.

35th EFFoST International Conference 2021

1 Nov 2021

35th EFFoST International Conference 2021

WaSeabi is represented at the 35th EFFoST International Conference which will be held in the city of Lausanne, Switzerland from 1-4 November 2021.

18th Euro Fed Lipid Congress and Expo

18 Oct 2021

18th Euro Fed Lipid Congress and Expo

WaSeaBi will be presenting at the 18th Euro Fed Lipid Congress and Expo, which takes place online from 18-21 October 2021.

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