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Preliminary results from PROMAC: a Project on energy efficient Processing of macroalgae in blue-green value chain

Preliminary results from PROMAC: a Project on energy efficient Processing of macroalgae in blue-green value chain

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Sammendrag
The 2015-2018 PROMAC (Energy efficient Processing of Macroalgae in blue-green value chains) is financed by the Norwegian Research Council. The PROMAC consortium is led by Møreforsking AS and consists of both Norwegian (SINTEF, NIBIO, NTNU, NMBU) and European (CEVA, MATIS, SLU)research institutes, as well as industrial partners (TafjordKraftvarme, FelleskjøpetFôrutvikling, Firmenich, LegaseaBiomarine Cluster, The Northern Company, Orkla Foods, Hortimare, Marinox).An advisory panel with public authority and interest groups from the marine, energy and agricultural sectors, also oversee the 4,5Mill EUR project’s relevance in a societal context.The current approaches to meeting the demands for meat and other protein-rich food sources are often associated with damage to natural resources and negative effects on climate, air quality, soils and fresh water availability. Therefore, the PROMAC project (http://promac.no/) investigates an alternative approach for providing food and sources of proteins and energy in animal feed, and health benefits in human food through cultivation of macroalgae. The project focuses on the three macroalgaespecies Alariaesculenta, Saccharinalatissima andPalmariapalmata.The research project (i) assesses variation of raw material composition and quality from both harvested and cultured macroalgae, (ii) develops primary processing methods enhancing desired raw material properties, (iii) establishes fractionation and extraction methods best suited to enrich beneficial proteins or remove undesirable anti-nutrients and (iv) evaluates nutritional and health values of processed macroalgal ingredients for various animal groups and in relation to their distinct digestive systems.PROMAC assesses the costs and benefits of macroalgal products from a value chain perspective (from raw material to primary market) through process-based Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Material and Energy Flow Analysis (MEFA) and business models. To reduce the substantial energy required for primary processing of macroalgae - organisms characterized by ahigh-water content - PROMAC includes a case study utilizing excess heat from a waste incinerator for primary drying and processing of macroalgae biomass. This case study is integrated into both environmental and economic models.Initialresults identifyingmacroalgae food and feed products (ingredients)and associatedprocessing methods most relevant for commercial applications, will be presented integrated across work packages and subject fields.
Oppdragsgiver
  • Norges forskningsråd / 244244
Språk
Engelsk
Forfatter(e)
Institusjon(er)
  • Møreforsking
  • Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet
  • Norsk institutt for bioøkonomi
  • Norsk institutt for bioøkonomi
  • SINTEF Materialer og kjemi / Bioprosessteknologi
  • Norges miljø- og biovitenskapelige universitet
  • SINTEF Ocean / Prosessteknologi
  • Høgskolen i Molde - Vitenskapelig høgskole i logistikk
  • Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet
  • SINTEF Ocean / Marin Ressursteknologi
Presentert på
6th International Society for Applied Phycology Congress
Sted
Nantes
Dato
17.06.2017 - 22.06.2017
Arrangør
Nantes University and ISAP
År
2017
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