Bio-macromolecules from municipal solid bio-waste fractions and fish waste for high added value applications

01/01/2018
DAFIA 1st Anniversary

01/01/2018 - DAFIA 1st Anniversary

31/01/2017
Kick-off Meeting Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant, Ghent, Belgium

Kick-off Meeting Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant, Ghent, Belgium

Municipal solids waste (MSW) are collected by municipalities and represents more than 500 kg/capita (EU-27 average), 300 million tonnes overall every year in the EU-32. Currently, approximately 50% of this volume is landfilled. More than 1.3 million tonnes of Marine rest raw material (MRRM) are generated in Europe each year. Some countries, such as Norway and Denmark, have traditionally for animal feed. It will therefore be a challenge for the industry to develop methods to turn fish viscera and skin, currently considered as undesirable raw materials for hydrolysis and human consumption, into profitable products. DAFIA will exploit MSW and MRRM as feedstocks for high value products.

The parallel exploitation of the two feedstocks may create synergies. This expertise will be utilised in process development from MSW, while at the same time, new added-value products may be identified from both feed stocks.

The main objective of the DAFIA project is to explore the conversion routes of municipal solid waste (MSW), and marine rest raw-materials (MRRM) from the fish processing industries, to obtain high added value products, i.e. flame retardants, edible/barrier coatings and chemical building blocks (dicarboxylic acids and diamine) to produce polyamides and polyesters for a wide range industrial applications.

PARTNERS

  • All
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Norway
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Portugal
  • Israel
  • Turkey
  • Belgium
  • UK

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AIMPLAS

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Politecnico di Torino

SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture (SFA) represents technological expertise and industry knowledge in the utilization of renewable marine resources. Under the vision "Technology for a better society" we are working for a knowledge-based bio-marine industry.

SINTEF OCEAN

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SINTEF Materials and Chemistry

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (CfB) is a research and innovation center at DTU focusing on products that can be produced using bacteria, yeasts, and mammalian cells. CfB has about two thirds of its approx.

DTU

As the largest fundamental research organization in Europe, CNRS is involved in all fields of knowledge. Interdisciplinary programs and actions offer a gateway into new domains of scientific investigation and enable CNRS to address the needs of society...

IRCELYON

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NUTRIMAR

IRIS is an advanced engineering company that specialises in process monitoring and control, and process optimisation. Our commercial division offers advanced monitoring and control solutions...

IRIS

Biotrend provides advanced bioprocess development, optimisation and scale-up services aiming at the production of bio-based chemicals, materials and fuels from renewable raw materials. Further, we actively participate in collaborative research projects in the fields of the bioeconomy and marine biotechnology.

BIOTREND

DLab is a private company that promotes its own research and development as well as solving problems brought by external clients. Its expertise is in the fields of plastics, polymers, materials and organic chemistry.

DAREN LABS

Mine Colours is a family company with large experience in production of petrol-based plastic compounds for several industrial sectors. Its business is to develop new plastic grades suitable for specific needs.

MINE COLOURS

BBEU (www.bbeu.org) is a flexible and diversified pilot plant for the development and scale up of new, bio-based and sustainable processes. It is capable of development of new bioprocesses, optimization of existing processes and...

BIO BASE EUROPE

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BIOPOLIS

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ARKEMA

The company mission is to provide clients with a holistic view of feedstock, technology, policy and market development across the bioeconomy, enabling them to make informed business decisions and develop sustainable business strategies.

National Non-Food Crops Centre

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AIMPLAS INSTITUTO TECNOLÓGICO DEL PLÁSTICO

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PATERNA (Valencia) - SPAIN

(+34) 96 136 60 40 - info@dafia-project.eu