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Food-grade prebiotic oligosaccharide production based on marine resources from the North Sea

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Coordinator Luleå tekniska universitet - Avdelningen för kemiteknik
Funding from Vinnova SEK 30 000
Project duration January 2017 - May 2017
Status Completed
Venture BIO Innovation - strategiska projekt
Call Pre-studies to develop new "Innovation Projects" within BioInnovation

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).

The project description has been provided by the project members themselves and the text has not been looked at by our editors.

Last updated 25 November 2019

Reference number 2016-05093

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