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

WaSeaBi  represented European Week of Regions and Cities 2020
WaSeaBi represented European Week of Regions and Cities 2020

See the presentation and learn about the preliminary results which have been achieved in the project.

Students are diving into WaSeaBi
Students are diving into WaSeaBi

In August, the first MSc student, who worked on the WaSeaBi project at DTU - Technical University of Denmark graduated. Her work demonstrated that it is po…

Trial shows promising results on maintaining the quality of cod side-streams
Trial shows promising results on maintaining the quality of cod side-streams

Preserving the quality of the seafood side-streams throughout the value chain is a prerequisite for exploiting the side-streams for high valuable purposes.…

Jeka Fish enters as new partner in WaSeaBi
Jeka Fish enters as new partner in WaSeaBi

In WaSeaBi we are happy to welcome the new Danish partner Jeka Fish to the consortium. Jeka Fish is an SME specialized in processing longline cod, shellfis…

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.

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

A Green Day for Food Innovation

5 Mar 2020

A Green Day for Food Innovation

On 5 March, WaSeaBi will be on the agenda at Christiansborg Palace which houses The Danish Parliament during "A Green Day for Innovation"

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