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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This time we met with an aquaculture company.

In the framework of the meetings that the members of the project are carring out with the different stakeholders related to the LIFE-Brewery project, AZTI members have met with CULMAR, and aquaculture producer from Spain ( that are dedicated to the aquaculture of sea bream and sea bass During the meeting, the current status of […]

More contacts with the brewing industry!

We continue with the presentation and contrast of the LIFE-Brewery project with the different stakeholders of this project. On this occasion, members of AZTI have met with Susana Rodriguez, quality director of Estrella Galicia ( During this meeting, the progress of the project has been presented and some points of interest for the brewing industry […]

LIFE Brewery in XVII National Aquaculture Congress

This week members of AZTI will be on XVII National Aquaculture Congress (#XVIICNA, Spanish Aquaculture Congress) presenting the talk “New sustainable ingredients for aquaculture feed: yeast and bagasse from the brewing industry” issued from this project. Cartagena is the city that will host the XVII National Aquaculture Congress that the Spanish Aquaculture Society (SEA) will organise […]

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