Recycling of raw material from bio-based industry by production of low trophic Crustaceans (Gammaridae) for new marine ingredients (Biocycle)
The project aims to increase the sustainability of today’s bio-based industries by creating a new biomarine production based on cultivation of crustaceans that recycles and fully utilizes rest raw materials and converts them into new bioresources. The basis of a modern bioeconomy is high resource efficiency and recycling of nutrients. Cultivation of low trophic organisms is a highly relevant approach to increase the value of bio-based rest raw materials and to recycle nutrients from such. A novel group of marine low-trophic organisms with great potential for commercial production of marine biomass are the small crustaceans Gammaridaes, which can be cultured on nutritionally poor diets and result in highly nutritious biomass.
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SINTEF Ocean (SINTEF Sea Lab) is project owner, and has cultivation facilities equipped with automatically controlled feeding, water exchange and online measurements of environmental variables and nutrient concentration for pilot-scale production of different marine organisms.
RISE PFI AS holds comprehensive competence on pretreatment and fractionation, processing, and characterization of lignocellulosic biomass.
NIBIO has research facilities dedicated to fertilization and soil quality, environment and climate, bioenergy, molecular biology, microbiology, organic waste and food safety, agricultural technology and plant health.
CSIC holds highly experienced in the relevant molecular and bioinformatics methodologies required for successfully achieving the planned goals.
Research Council of Norway