Partners: University of Lund, University of Helsinki, Finland, Laxa Feedmill, Iceland, Large agricultural cooperative - Associated partner
Research Fund: EIT Food
Initial year: 2021
Elísabet Eik Guðmundsdóttir
With warmer climates grain farming is a growing industry in northern Europe.
Samfara því má búast við aukningu á lífrænum úrgangi og hliðarafurðum. Verkefnið Nordic cereals gengur út á að þróa aðferðir til að nýta sykru- og prótínríkar hliðarafurðir akuryrkju með því að breyta þeim í einfrumuprótein sem notuð verða í fiskafóður.
The aim of Nordic cereals is to valorise rest raw materials and side streams accumulating from processing of cereal grains, utilizing protein and carbohydrate rich fractions for production of probiotic bacteria and single cell proteins (SCP) for aquaculture feed applications.
The project contributes to sustainable aquaculture. Production of single cell proteins from diverse side streams or rest raw materials, such as food waste through insects or lignocellulose, is considered a feasible mean to enhance available protein sources. In this project, cereal side streams, accumulating from processing of oat, will be used to make substrate for production of probiotics or single cell proteins, ideal for utilization in feed for aquaculture.
The project contributes to establishing circular food systems by valorisation of so far unexploited side streams with positive environmental impact, generating new improved feed with positive impact on food production.
Biomass refining – optimization and scale-up of processes fractionating proteins and carbohydrates, saccharifying polysaccharides from oat side streams
Conversion of sugars to probiotics and proteins – optimization and scale-up of processes
Formulation of feed containing oat proteins, SCP or probiotic cultures