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.
The aim of this project is to test the effects of innovative ingredients (insect larvae) in poultry feeding to allow sustainable production, to improve animal welfare and to potentially meet the consumer demand for healthier, more natural and bettertasting products.
As the world’s population continuously grows, achieving global food security, producing sufficient nutritious food that everyone can access, and doing so sustainably, is one of the greatest challenges faced today.
TriboTec: Protein enrichment and fractionation of side streams by dry tribo-electrostatic separation technology
Triboelectric separation is a technology which is so far used in mineral processing. The water-free separation is based on the induced electrical contact charge of particle surfaces.
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