Posts tagged with ‘marine biotechnology’

  • FAO review highlights food and feed uses for fish and shellfish by-products

    By-products may constitute as much as 70% of fish and shellfish after industrial processing and much focus has been on converting these into commercial products. The aim of this paper is therefore to evaluate important challenges and to consider the most realistic options in the use of by-products. Certain by-products like heads, frames and off-cuts from filleting of fish may […]
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  • A Sea Change in IBD Treatment?

    A Florida immunologist and macrophage biologist recently received a substantial grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate a possible role for chitin, an abundant component of shrimp, crab and lobster shells, in treating inflammatory bowel disease. Yoshimi Shibata, PhD, professor of biomedical science at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine of Florida Atlantic University, in Boca Raton, […]
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  • Icelandic Collaboration for GlycoMar Limited with Lumpfish Byproducts

    Scottish biotechnology company GlycoMar, Icelandic marine biotechnology company Biopol and the University of University of Akureyri are pleased to announce their research collaboration. The consortium, led by Biopol, has received grant support from the AVS R&D Fund of Ministry of Fisheries in Iceland to evaluate the commercial viability of production of high value nutraceutical products from lumpfish. In this project, […]
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  • New Seaweed Technology

    Researchers from the At~Sea project are developing innovative textiles to cultivate macroalgae off Europe’s coast. 
Watch how seaweed could be more commonly used as a source of chemicals and biofuel if researchers can work out how to grow it and process it more efficiently. More info
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  • Marine Biotechnology ERA-NET Stakeholder Meeting: 28th – 29th October 2014 PORTUGAL

    The first Stakeholder meeting of the Marine Biotechnology ERA-NET (ERA-MBT) is a chance to influence the future of the ERA-MBT as it seeks to expand and reinforce the network of researchers, industry, policy makers and funding agencies to support the development of European marine biotechnology.  This interactive event is open to scientists, companies, policy makers/advisors and other key individuals involved in or interested […]
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  • Tassal reels in $3.8m in federal funds for fish protein and oil facility

    TASSAL has reeled in a $3.85 million Federal Government grant towards a new $5 million fish protein and oil facility near Triabunna. The Tasmanian salmon producer today welcomed the grant, which will go towards the 20,000 tonne per annum fish byproduct processing plant. Justin O’Connor, Tassal’s head of engineering and risk, said the purpose-built facility would be located on farm land […]
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  • Researchers hope to turn shrimp shells into useful products

    University of Alabama chemist Robin Rogers imagines a future where shrimp shells could become more than a smelly seafood byproduct. “I believe in what I would call a chitin economy. I personally believe, if properly developed, the material you can develop from chitin and the markets you could sell them in would make the shrimp shell worth more than the […]
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  • Algae from Dairy Waste

    Eastern New Mexico University in Portales is cultivating microalgae in dairy wastewater to remove unwanted substances and to be used to create biofuel. The project is being funded by a grant from The National Science Foundation In an effort to develop more economically efficient energy. More info
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  • Norway Launches Captured CO2 Project to Assist Aquaculture Industry

    Funding in the amount of $1 million dollars has been granted by the Norwegian Parliament to a pilot plant that will use CO2 captured at CO2 Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM) to produce algae for the country’s growing fish farming industry. Next to oil and gas, seafood is Norway’s second largest industry. In 2013, seafood exports totaled $10.2 billion, with 150 […]
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  • Australia: A new project aims to convert garbage — including fish byproducts — into valuable products

    One company’s food waste could be transformed into another’s treasure – or even a product that improves our health and wellbeing. This is the premise of research at the University of Sydney that’s investigating how discarded food can be rich in nutrients. Professor Fariba Dehghani, of the university’s school of chemical and biomolecular engineering, is leading the ongoing project and […]
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