E2F will develop a sustainable source of protein & lipid from omega-3 rich microalgae cultivated using clean power sources (Geothermal/Hydro) & natural CO₂. This first commercial facility will be integrated with an Icelandic geothermal power plant, followed by a global rollout. This will create a novel aquafeed source & reduce the eco footprint of energy production. European aquaculture is limited by the expense & availability of feed. Traditional ingredients from wild capture fish & soya are expensive, ecologically damaging & must often be imported from outside the European economic area. E2F will develop the world’s first truly sustainable microalgae production within a controlled environment for consistent, year-round product quality. It will provide the European aquaculture sector with the next generation alternative to sustainably support future growth. Compared with current microalgae cultivation systems, E2F needs less than 1% of the land & fresh water, & it is carbon negative.
E2F will develop a sustainable source of protein & lipid from omega-3 rich microalgae cultivated using clean power sources (Geothermal/Hydro) & natural CO₂.
VITAL: Validation of Innovative Tools to Assess and to improve microbioLogical safety in the food chain
Conventional microbiological testing takes time to get results. This impacts the supply chain, causing delays to get to market whilst results come back on finished but not shipped goods.
Knowledge of the food constituents (e.g. protein, carbohydrates) is important for consumers as indicators of nutritional value as well as for the food producers concerning processing quality.
Rice is a primary carbohydrate staple but is high in carcinogen inorganic arsenic (Asi) & soluble starch
Read our 2020 Activity Report to learn more about EIT Food activities run in Southern Europe.
It is well known that alternative proteins can carry sustainable and ethical advantages over meat, but are we sacrificing our health for the planet’s?