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Sustainable calcium food additives and dietary supplements of high pureness to boost the ocean clam fisheries

Project description

Sustainable calcium source for food products

Strict environmental regulations in calcium carbonate mining, which is among the most impacting extraction activities, lead to research on alternative sources of this mineral. ICECAL founding team has detected that the shell of the ocean quahog clam, which is neglected by fisheries and disposed of as waste, is a pure (99.9 %) calcium carbonate. The company created a processing line with an accurate quality control system for mass extraction of the calcium from the clam. The product will reach the market as calcium carbonate powder for calcium fortification of food products. The EU-funded BLUECAL project will target the health/convenience food market, allowing the reactivation of ocean quahog fisheries in Iceland.

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Net EU contribution
€ 50 000,00
Tverholt 1
270 Mosfellsbaer

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Ísland Ísland Höfuðborgarsvæði
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 21 429,00