Food-grade prebiotic oligosaccharide production based on marine resources from the North Sea
|Coordinator||Luleå tekniska universitet - Avdelningen för kemiteknik|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 30 000|
|Project duration||January 2017 - May 2017|
Purpose and goal
The overall objective of this pre-study was to formulate a complete project proposal with the aim of producing food grade prebiotic cellooligosaccharides from non-edible (widely available) resources. The project has applied for funding from BioInnovation.
Expected results and effects
Together with Sveaskog, Marin Biogas, Essum, SLU, LTU Business, and Dyrka, we have submitted an application, ForceUpValue, where the aim is to develop processes for the use of the cellulose rich outer layer of tunicate and cellulose from forest residues to produce prebiotic cellooligosaccharides. By using pre-treatment and enzymatic processes, well-known in the bio refinery, we want to create new application routes and added value for both marine and forest resources.
Planned approach and implementation
The pre-study included partners with competence in the tunicate production system, cellulose pre-treatment and hydrolysis. To cover the whole value-chain, one main activity was to include stakeholders with interest to develop new prebiotics for human consumption (functional food industries) and also as a complement to fish feed (fish farms/aqua cultures).