Tag: fish waste

Cacao village, lab-grown oysters, fish waste-based surfactants, Maybelline going biobased by 2030, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of January 28th

Cacao village, lab-grown oysters, fish waste-based surfactants, Maybelline going biobased by 2030, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of January 28th

January 27, 2022 |

The dream of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is closer than you may think with an entire village called Cacao Eco Village being planned in Ecuador using renewable construction materials including 3D printed cacao waste. It comes complete with an education and research center and of course, a chocolate factory. And cleaning with fish waste […]

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Scottish startup looks to convert fish waste into cleaning ingredients

Scottish startup looks to convert fish waste into cleaning ingredients

January 24, 2022 |

In Scotland, a startup with six-figure funding support from the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre is developing a surfactant from fish farming byproducts.  Fish oils account for about a quarter of aquaculture’s total by-product output. Such oils are rich in fatty acids and can be converted into biofuels, but Eco Clean believes biosurfactants for use in […]

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Happy Meal toys bio-makeover, Cell-based caviar, biodegradable shoes, fish waste based building material, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of September 30th

Happy Meal toys bio-makeover, Cell-based caviar, biodegradable shoes, fish waste based building material, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of September 30th

September 29, 2021 |

  Hot news in from McDonald’s which is phasing out fossil fuel-based plastic from its Happy Meal toys in more than 100 countries as it transitions to mostly recycled and renewable plastics and sustainable fibers by 2025. In France, smelly fish waste is being turned into beautiful tiles that resemble marble. In the Netherlands, the […]

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Scaling up: French designer turns fish waste into building material

Scaling up: French designer turns fish waste into building material

September 27, 2021 |

In France, materials expert Erik de Laurens is turning smelly fish waste into beautiful tiles that resemble marble. Dubbed Scalite, the material is a composite of the collagen polymers that naturally make up fish scales, combined with natural binders and dyes and squeezed together via hydraulic press.  Scalite is currently available in 12×12-inch tiles suitable […]

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EU researchers find fish waste can add a lot of value to blue bioeconomy

EU researchers find fish waste can add a lot of value to blue bioeconomy

November 1, 2018 |

In Belgium, researchers from the European Market Observatory for Fisheries and Aquaculture Products (EUMOFA) have determined that over 50 per cent of any fish caught or farmed is not consumed directly and that in the case of tuna, as much as 70 per cent of the animal ends up as waste or by-product. According to […]

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McGill University researchers develop method to produce biofuel from fish waste using HTC

McGill University researchers develop method to produce biofuel from fish waste using HTC

December 16, 2015 |

In Canada, researchers from McGill University have devised a strategy where seafood waste is pretreated by enzymatic hydrolysis for subsequent hydrothermal carbonization to produce hydrochar and biocrude liquor. Enzyme hydrolysis conditions including enzyme concentration, incubation time, and enzyme ratios were carefully optimized for maximal hydrolysis of seafood waste. By using an enzyme cocktail of Viscozyme, […]

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Two biodiesel plants open in Brazil using fish waste for feedstock

Two biodiesel plants open in Brazil using fish waste for feedstock

April 2, 2013 |

In Brazil, two biodiesel production facilities using tilapia fish waste as feedstock have opened in Jaguaribara and Morada. Combined, the facilities will produce 8,000 liters of biodiesel per day, helping to reduce negative environmental impacts of fish production in the area and adding value to production, especially to small fish farmers.

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Vietnamese research shows promise in fish waste as biodiesel feedstock

Vietnamese research shows promise in fish waste as biodiesel feedstock

February 5, 2013 |

In Vietnam, the Saigon Times reports that Hiep Thanh Seafood Processing Corporation has been successful in producing biodiesel from catfish waste such as intestines, bones and fat as part of an EU-funded project led by Finland’s Technology Research Centre (VTT).  For every million metric tons of fish coming out of the Mekong Delta every year, […]

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