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 in the Spanish National Environmental Congress (CONAMA 2018)

The LIFE Brewery coordinator is attending the 14th edition of the Spanish National Environmental Congress (CONAMA 2018) in Madrid. Held biannually, this international event is the main reference for the sector in Spain due to the quality and the issues discussed, the high participation level and the variety of professional profiles. With more than 7,000 participants […]

LIFE Brewery project participates in a workshop to foster innovation and sustainability in the aquaculture sector

David San Martín, coordinator of the LIFE Brewery project, participated as speaker in the “Innovation and sustainability in the aquaculture sector: good practices, new technologies and eco-efficiency” workshop held in the ECIMAT (University of Vigo´s Marine Research Centre). This workshop, organized by ARIEMA Energía y Medioambiente S.L., with the support of the Mariña Research Center […]

Networking meetings with LIFE BAQUA and ALGAECAN projects

Last week, technicians of LIFE BREWERY and both LIFE BAQUA and LIFE ALGAECAN projects held networking meetings within the 4th Ibero-American Congress on Biorefineries. The main objective of LIFE BAQUA project is to establish a new circular economy approach to take advantage of wastes from banana plantation (pseudo stem of the plant). From this pseudo stem, and using mechanical […]

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