Commercial exploitation of collagen and chitin from marine sources

 Marine biotechnology  

Developing ecofriendly marine ingredients and products from underutilised marine species.

Time:1. June 2020 – 31. May 2023
Financed by: BlueBio Cofund
In cooperation with:ILVO, Chalmers University of Technology, Ghent University, Fraunhofer IME, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Cesam, Pharmatech
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The aim of the project is to take underutilised invasive marine species, by-catch and cleaner fish from the aquaculture industry (lump fish) to develop ecofriendly marine ingredients and products using a market acceptance approach. The invasive species include invasive crustaceans (i.e. crab and shrimp), echinoderms (i.e. starfish) and ctenophores (i.e. jellyfish).

We will sustainably exploit chitin and collagen produced by the sources mentioned and commercialising products derived from these polymers.

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