BLUEWAYSE

BLUE WAY to a Sustainable Europe

Key facts

Proposal no: SBEP2023-961

Status: ongoing

Duration:
1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024

Intervention Area:
PA3 - Climate-neutral, environmentally sustainable and resource-efficient blue food and feed

Description

The atmospheric CO2 levels recently reached levels that are 50% higher than in the pre-industrial times. BLUEWAYES proposes a significant cut in the CO2 emissions of the food and feed sectors, creating synergies and exploiting opportunities to achieve environmental and health benefits via economic sustainability.  BLUEWAYSE will develop and promote novel, zero-waste biorefinery approach-based blue ways of exploiting marine resources, paving the way for a climate-neutral, environmentally sustainable, and resource-efficient food and feed sectors in Europe. Fisheries and aquaculture sidestream biomass will be processed to create food supplements and the sidestreams thereof will be used for a) the production of biomaterials using the bone and scales biomass, b) the production of low marine salmon feeds and c) the cultivation of microalgae using fish hydrolysate nanofiltration permeates rich in minerals and water soluble nitrogenous compounds of small molecular weight until now discarded. The cultivated microalgae biomass will be fractionated for maximum value creation by application-specific fraction optimization. Solids will be used in functional food products, such as bread, and oil and water soluble fractions, rich in antioxidants and immune stimulating compounds will be exploited as aquaculture feed additives, nutritional supplements to enhance male fertility and healthier sunscreen creams. The safety of the BLUEWAYSE ingredients and products will be evaluated against regulative standards, environmental, social and economic sustainability. The project results will be communicated early on to inspire and promote collaboration and product co-creation with stakeholders, and disseminated through popular and scientific publications, concluding by the BLUEWAYSE conference.

Project partners

Nofima AS

Norway
Nofima
Coordinator

A4F - Algafuel, SA

Portugal
A4F
Partner

Algikey, Algae Based Solutions SA

Portugal
ALGIKEY
Partner

Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche - Istituto Di Scienza, Tecnologia E Sostenibilità Per Lo Sviluppo Dei Materiali Ceramici

Italy
CNR-ISSMC
Partner

Instituto Superior de Agronomia

Portugal
ISA-UL
Partner

Lund University

Sweden
LU
Partner

Seagarden AS

Norway
SEA
Partner

University of Valencia

Spain
UVEG
Partner