• 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 of the University of Vigo and the Campus do Mar, is part of ‘SEMILLA project: Training and advice of agricultural and aquaculture sectors in sustainability, efficiency and innovation’ and it is addressed preferentially to workers in the aquaculture sector. The workshop was focused on positioning the sector, R+D+i priorities, energy efficiency, sustainable aquaculture, therapeutic products, nutrition, waste and animal health. Workshop programme (only in Spanish)

  • 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 processing, two different raw materials are obtained: high quality natural fibres from one side and the residual pulp on the other side. Treated fibre is going to be used to obtain natural reinforced composites, which, as such, may be applied to the automotive sector, as well as bio-based films, which can be employed, among other applications, in the plantation for agricultural use and in the packaging of fish feed. With the residual pulp, as a great technological innovation, it will be held the development of antioxidant additives which serve as a supplement in the production of fish diets

  • Mikel Orive (AZTI) attended last week the 4th Ibero-American Congress on Biorefineries to present the latest advances of the project within “New sources of biomass” session. Co-organized by the University of Jaén and SIADEB -Ibero-American Society for the Development of Biorefineries-, the aim of this international congress was to address the latest advances in this field as well as promoting the required technological developments for running new generation of biorefineries in the Ibero-American countries. More information: