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Design and integration of value chains for the processing of marine biomass based on environmental indicators towards a marine biorefiney

Project description

Turning fisheries biomass into high commercial interest

Each year, hundreds of thousands of tonnes of fisheries biomass land in Spain’s ports. It is a by-product that must be managed to avoid environmental pollution. Most of these by-products are used in the production of low-quality fish meals and, as such, the biomass undergoes a low valorisation level. There are alternatives. The EU-funded SUSTIMAR project will maximise the obtaining of compounds of high commercial interest. It will focus on the design, optimisation and integration of the biocompounds production processes with medium-high value added for the use as bioactive compounds of interest to the food, pharmaceutical or nutraceutical industries, by using more efficient as well as environmental and sustainable practices in a marine biorefinery concept.

Coordinator

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Net EU contribution
€ 259 398,72
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Spain

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00