New Strategies for Improving the Sustainability of Breweries: Full Waste Recovery for Aquaculture Feed

The objective of the LIFE-Brewery project is to demonstrate an innovative and highly-replicable integrated solution to recover brewery by-products for aquaculture-feed ingredients. As demand of such ingredients is continuously growing, in this project a low-carbon dehydration process will be optimized and scale-up through an innovative combination of mechanical and thermal technologies. Moreover, aquafeed formulas will also be optimized to maximize the inclusion levels  in the diet of farmed fish.

By adding value to food waste, Life BREWERY project is targeting one of the priority areas of the EU Circular Economy Action Plan. The goals of the project are also in line with the waste hierarchy established in the Waste Framework Directive and with the EU’s new Common Fisheries Policy as it contributes to reduce the operating costs of fish farmers. Finally, the use of the new fish meal prototypes will reduce the need to catch wild fish.

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Life Brewery second NEEMO monitoring visit

Last Thursday, the second monitoring meeting of the LIFE-BREWERY project was held in AZTI-Derio. The meeting was attended by all the project members (IRTA, Riera Nadeu, Brewers of Europe, LKS and AZTI) and all the progresses of the project were presented to the  monitoring body of the LIFE program (NEEMO). Currently, the digestibility tests of […]

Feed digestibility trials begin today at IRTA facilities

Today, 5th of March, the digestibility tests of the developed feed prototypes begin at IRTA’s facilities in San Carles de la Rápita (Tarragona). The main objective of these tests is to determine the optimal inclusion percentages of the developed ingredients in the aqua-feed prototypes. All these aqua-feeds will be tested over the 3 targeted species […]

The manufacturing of aqua-feeds starts at IRTA’s facilities in Mas Bové

Yesterday, 20th of February, the manufacturing of feed prototypes began at IRTA’s facilities in Mas Bové (Tarragona). All the aqua-feeds developed during these days will be used for digestibility trials that will began the first week of March. Previously to aqua-feed prototypes manufacturing, some analytics have been performed with the aim of determining the centesimal […]

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