Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Food & Beverage Analysis
Scientific Community
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

Food Industry’s High-Quality Co-Streams Used Effectively as Raw Material for New Products

Published: Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Last Updated: Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Bookmark and Share
Researchers develop new ways of using substantial co-streams from fish and oil plant processing.

European, Canadian, African and Indian researchers are developing together new ways of using the substantial co-streams from fish and oil plant processing.

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland coordinates the European Commission's APROPOS project.

This project's researchers aim to develop methods of ecologically, effectively and economically reusing protein- and oil-rich side streams suitable for food, as dietary supplements, skin care products, for example.

Co-streams from the food industry are excellent sources of proteins and healthy oils for use in foods and cosmetics.

However, at the moment these side streams are mainly used as fish and animal feed, for energy, or end up as waste.

Coordinated by VTT, the APROPOS (Added value from high protein and high oil containing industrial co-streams) project seeks to enrich several co-stream components at once from food quality co-streams of rapeseed/canola/mustard and fish.

In particular, this project aims to promote the competitiveness of the SME sector and developing regional production units located near primary production.

High demand for waste-free biorefineries
“From the point of view of sustainable development, using high-quality side streams from fisheries, agriculture and the food industry is a better solution than expanding agriculture and the number of farmed animals. There is global demand for a waste-free biorefinery, processing natural products which improve human well-being,” says Raija Lantto, Technology Manager at VTT, coordinating the project.

According to FAOSTAT statistics, the global catch of fish is about 90 million tonnes each year, of which Europe's share is around 13 million tonnes.

Nearly half is used as human food. Annual production of oil plants, such as the oil palm, soy, olive, sunflower and turnip rape, is around 60 million tonnes, of which 25 tonnes come from Europe.

In oil plant production, an even greater portion remains unused, as foodstuffs for humans.

It has been estimated that the world population will reach 9 billion people by 2030, with the need for food growing by 50 per cent.

In addition to VTT, the research partners in the European Commission's APROPOS project include the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, the Lithuanian Aleksandras Stulginskis University, the Manitoba Agri-Health Research Network from Canada, the Energy Research Institute, India and the University of Nairobi, Kenya.

Research organizations concentrate in developing eco-efficient biomechanical processing technologies and end-product solutions suitable for small enterprises.

SMEs from various countries contribute to evaluate applicability and feasibility of the technologies.

The three-year APROPOS project runs on a budget of EUR 4 million, of which 70 per cent has been granted by the Commission.


Further Information

Join For Free

Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 3,000+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More than 4,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters


Sign In



Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into TechnologyNetworks.com you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.


Scientific News
Apricot Kernels Pose Risk of Cyanide Poisoning
Eating more than three small raw apricot kernels, or less than half of one large kernel, in a serving can exceed safe levels. Toddlers consuming even one small apricot kernel risk being over the safe level.
Soy Shows Promise as Natural Anti-Microbial Agent
Researchers from University of Guelph show that soy isoflavones and peptides could be used to reduce microbial contamination of food.
First DNA Vaccine in the EU Recommended for Use in Salmon
Clynav to protect Atlantic salmon from serious infectious disease.
Grant to Fund Million Peaks Project
The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a prestigious Advanced Grant to Prof. Peter Schoenmakers, Prof. Albert Polman and Prof. Huib Bakker, all three of whom work at the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
Finding Inorganic Arsenic in Foodstuffs
A new European standard method to determine the content of inorganic arsenic in foodstuffs has been developed at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark.
Effective Identification of Low-Gliadin Wheat Lines
Researchers have demonstrated the use of NIRS to identify low-gliadin wheat lines.
Virus Causing Tilapia Die-Offs Identified
Discovery of the virus causing Tilapia die-offs in Israel and Ecuador points the way to protecting a fish that feeds multitudes.
Interactive Maps Reveal Global Obesity
World’s obese population hits 640 million, according to largest ever study.
Eating Green Could be in Your Genes
Genetic variation uncovered that has evolved in populations that have historically favored vegetarian diets, such as in India, Africa and parts of East Asia.
Detecting Bacterial Growth in Packaged Food
New technique enables fast, accurate and noninvasive measurement of bacteria levels.
SELECTBIO

Skyscraper Banner
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
3,000+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
4,500+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FOR FREE!