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MACRO CASCADE will prove the concept of the cascading marine macroalgal biorefinery i.e. a production platform that covers the whole technological chain for processing sustainable cultivated macro-algae biomass – also known as seaweed - to highly processed value added products. The macro-algae biorefinery will be capable of processing multiple feedstocks, by deploying a range of mechanical, phy ...
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The overall goal of ClimeFish is to help ensure that the increase in seafood production comes in areas and for species where there is a potential for sustainable growth, given the expected developments in climate, thus contributing to robust employment and sustainable development of rural and coastal communities. The underlying biological models are based on single species distribution and product ...
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Virus-X: Viral Metagenomics for Innovation Value (Virus-X)

Start date: Apr 1, 2016, End date: Mar 31, 2020,

Biological sequence diversity in nowhere as apparent as in the vast sequence space of viral genomes. The Virus-X project will specifically explore the outer realms of this diversity by targeting the virosphere of selected microbial ecosystems and investigate the encoded functional variety of viral gene products. The project is driven by the expected large innovation value and unique properties of ...
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MacroFuels aims to produce advanced biofuels from seaweed or macro-algae. The targeted biofuels are ethanol, butanol, furanics and biogas. The project will achieve a breakthrough in biofuel production from macroalgae by:• Increasing the biomass supply by developing a rotating crop scheme for cultivation of seaweed, using native, highly productive brown, red and green seaweeds. Combined with the us ...
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EUROPLANET 2020 Research Infrastructure (EPN2020-RI)

Start date: Sep 1, 2015, End date: Aug 31, 2019,

The Europlanet 2020 Research Infrastructure (EPN2020-RI) will address key scientific and technological challenges facing modern planetary science by providing open access to state-of-the-art research data, models and facilities across the European Research Area. Its Transnational Access activities will provide access to world-leading laboratory facilities that simulate conditions found on planetar ...
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EuroMix

Start date: May 15, 2015, End date: May 14, 2019,

Euromix aim to develop an experimentally verified, tiered strategy for the risk assessment of mixtures of multiple chemicals derived from multiple sources across different life stages. The project takes account of the gender dimension and balances the risk of chemicals present in foods against the benefits of those foods.Important concepts for this new strategy are prioritisation criteria for chem ...
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The overall aim of PrimeFish is to improve the economic sustainability of European fisheries and aquaculture sectors. PrimeFish will gather data from individual production companies, industry and sales organisations, consumers and public sources. The data will be related to the competitiveness and economic performance of companies in the sector; this includes data on price development, supply chai ...
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Social Science Aspects of Fisheries for the 21st Century (SAF21)

Start date: Jan 1, 2015, End date: Dec 31, 2018,

SAF21 is an interdisciplinary and intersectoral network that embeds the social scientists of the future into EU fisheries management systems. It trains experts in analysis of human social behaviour for the better management of socio-ecological complex systems such as fisheries. Behaviour of fishers is complex as trust building and norms acceptance influence compliance with fishing regulations in u ...
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Ensuring the Integrity of the European food chain (FOODINTEGRITY)

Start date: Jan 1, 2014, End date: Dec 31, 2018,

Food Integrity “the state of being whole, entire, or undiminished or in perfect condition”.Providing assurance to consumers and other stakeholders about the safety, authenticity and quality of European food (integrity) is of prime importance in adding value to the European Agri-food economy. The integrity of European foods is under constant threat from fraudulently labelled imitations that try to ...
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STREPSYNTH aims to set-up a Streptomyces-based new industrial production platform (SNIP) for high value added biomolecules. Streptomyces lividans was chosen as a bacterial host cell because it has been already shown to be highly efficient for the extracellular production of a number of heterologous molecules that vary chemically, has a robust tradition of industrial fermentation and is fully acces ...
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Fish Retailer Sector has a great economic weight, taking into account average annual fish consumption in Europe is 23,9 kg /pers. This figure is significantly higher than the world average annual fish consumption (17 kg/pers). Economic impact is even higher in countries like Spain, Portugal or Iceland, some of the partner countries that participate in this project. Fishmongers play an important ro ...
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Subglacial volcanic lakes in Iceland constitute one of the most pristine ecosystem on Earth and are analogues for similar habitats for life on exoplanets and moons such as Mars and Europa. AstroLakes aims at discovering novel bacterial and archaeal lineages in such lakes by combining metagenomic, culture and single-cell approaches. The outcome of the project will be a holistic multidisciplinary de ...
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AUTHENT-NET – Food Authenticity Research Network (AUTHENT-NET)

Start date: Apr 1, 2016, End date: Mar 31, 2018,

It is acknowledged that historically anti-food fraud capability within Europe has not been consolidated and lacks the coordination and support structures available to those working in food safety. There are various initiatives underway to redress this balance e.g. DGSanté’s Food Fraud network, DG Research’s FoodIntegrity project, as well as numerous national programmes and industry initiatives. ...
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Mars Analogues for Space Exploration (MASE)

Start date: Dec 13, 2013, End date: Jan 1, 2018,

Assessing the habitability of Mars and detecting life, if it was ever there, depends on knowledge of whether the combined environmental stresses experienced on Mars are compatible with life and whether a record of that life could ever be detected. However, our current ability to make these assessments is hampered by a lack of knowledge of how the combined effect of different environmental stresses ...
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Co-creating Ecosystem-based Fisheries Management Solutions (MareFrame)

Start date: Jan 1, 2014, End date: Dec 31, 2017,

"MareFrame seeks to remove barriers preventing a more widespread use of an Ecosystem-based Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM). It will develop assessment methods and a Decision Support Framework (DSF) for management of marine resources and thereby enhance the capacity to provide integrated assessment, advice and decision support for an EAFM. Enabling comparisons between relevant ""what-if"" s ...
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Marine Biotechnology ERA-NET (ERA-MBT)

Start date: Dec 1, 2013, End date: Nov 30, 2017,

"The ERA-NET MarineBiotech (ERA-MBT) recognises that Europe’s marine ecosystems and organisms are largely unexplored, understudied and underutilized, in spite of Europe’s access to an extensive and diverse set of marine ecosystems, supporting an enormous marine biodiversity. This resource, through the coordinated application of marine biotechnology, has the potential to provide a major contributio ...
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BluePharmTrain

Start date: Sep 1, 2013, End date: Aug 31, 2017,

Marine sponges harbour extremely diverse populations of microbes, and are world record holders for the production of a plethora of bioactive molecules. Previous studies, however, aiming at the growth of sponges or their associated microbes for the production of bioactive compounds to supply biological material for clinical trials, have been largely unsuccessful.BLUEPHARMTRAIN is a multi-disciplina ...
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SilhouetteOfSeaweed will contribute to consumer’s safety by overcoming barriers in estimating toxicity of arsenic species in seaweed. The ocean covers 71% of the planet and for future sustainability the need for looking at using the ocean for food, e.g. seaweed, is increasing. Seaweed contains high amounts of arsenic, including arsenolipids (AsLp). Recently the first data on AsLp toxicity have elu ...
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Research and innovation are central elements in the Europe 2020 Strategy and it is recognised that bioeconomy is an important element of the Strategy. DG RTD has issued a European Strategy “Innovating for sustainable growth: a bioeconomy for Europe” paving the way to a more innovative, resource efficient and competitive society that reconciles food security with the sustainable use of renewable re ...
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CLEANING AND DISINFECTION PROCEDURES IN FOOD AND BEVERAGE INDUSTRIES

Start date: Sep 1, 2014, End date: Nov 30, 2016,

In the food industry there are a high number of products susceptible to contamination. That is why the surfaces in contact with food products and the environment where these products are processed should be hygienically correct. This objective is only achieved through regular and systematic cleaning and disinfection (C&D). In the food&drink (F&D) sector these activities are carried out by the prod ...
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Transfer of knowledge to competence centres and SME´s in Sweden

Start date: Oct 1, 2014, End date: Sep 30, 2016,

There is no doubt that availability of high quality local food products is a key factor in development and strengthening of food culture and regional development. By highlighting the variety of quality food products of each area strengthens the identity of the region as well as having positive economic impact. Variety of products available is essential to support diverse and interesting food cultu ...
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Marine microorganisms form an almost untapped resource of biotechnological potential. However, its use is hindered by the low success rate of isolation of novel microorganisms and often by poor growth efficiency. Hence, the vast majority of marine microorganisms has not been cultivated and is often considered as ‘unculturable’. MaCuMBA aims at improving the isolation rate and growth efficiency of ...
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SeaBioTech is a 48-month project designed and driven by SMEs to create innovative marine biodiscovery pipelines as a means to convert the potential of marine biotechnology into novel industrial products for the pharmaceutical (human and aquaculture), cosmetic, functional food and industrial chemistry sectors. SeaBioTech will reduce barriers to successful industrial exploitation of marine biodivers ...
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Marine organisms, in particular sponges and their associated microorganisms, are an inexhaustible source of novel bioactive (lead) compounds for biomedical application. Industrial exploitation of this natural resource using traditional approaches is, however, hampered, with a few exceptions, by unsolvable supply problems - despite of numerous efforts in the past. Therefore, there is, very likely, ...
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Total Diet Study Exposure (TDSEXPOSURE)

Start date: Feb 1, 2012, End date: Jan 31, 2016,

Total Diet Studies (TDS) allow getting information on real dietary exposure to food contaminants consumption (heavy metals, mycotoxins, POPs...) and estimating chronic exposure to pesticide residues in food and food additives intake. TDS consider total exposure from whole diets and are based on food contamination as consumed rather than contamination from raw commodities, thus ensuring a realistic ...
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North Iceland Culinary Experience: Innovate, Develop, Taste!

Start date: Jan 1, 2015, End date: Dec 31, 2015,

... reness of a tourism destination often overlooked in favour of the better known and easier to reach attractions of South Iceland 3. to develop economic and environmental sustainability. Host partner Matis contributed experience relating to innovative food technologies and working with exemplar SMEs to influence the participant's; learning objectives. The study visit supported 20 food tourism pro ...
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Sea urchin roe (gonad) is consumed worldwide, and is considered a luxury product which sells for lucrative prices in a number of markets. Because the demand for sea urchin roe - called “uni” in sushi bars - has grown dramatically over the past decade, many traditional fisheries have been heavily overfished and subsequently virtually depleted of sea urchins.Because of its great commercial value and ...
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Convenience Food Enriched with Marine based Raw Materials (ENRICHMAR)

Start date: Jan 1, 2014, End date: Dec 31, 2015,

Recent process improvements have created new possibilities for the use of marine based ingredients in functional foods. Consumers tend to favour functional foods over supplementary pills as means to prevent diseases. The market for these types of products is one of the fastest growing markets in the world. By adding marine-based bioactive ingredients from low value by-products and underutilised r ...
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Micro B3 will develop innovative bioinformatic approaches and a legal framework to make large-scale data on marine viral, bacteria; archaeal and protists genomes and metagenomes accessible for marine ecosystems biology and to define new targets for biotechnological applications. Micro B3 will build upon a highly interdisciplinary consortium of 32 academic and industrial partners comprising world-l ...
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The European whitefish catch and processing industry is dominated by SMEs, and it is currently facing several challenges. Worldwide many stocks have collapsed, and environmental organizations warn against consuming captured whitefish. Strict regulations with respect to documentation and traceability have been imposed on the European captured fish industry in the last few years, and fulfilling thes ...
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"The main objective of the TASTE project is to develop flavour ingredients from edible seaweeds (Ascophyllum nodosum, Saccharina latissima, and Fucus vesiculosus) with the potential to replace sodium in food products. This can be done through two options, namely flavour enhancing properties or mineral content.Health authorities worldwide have recommended reducing salt in processed foods in order t ...
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Turbot (Scophthalmus maximus) is identified as one of the most promising candidates for marine aquaculture in Europe, with several characteristics that make it an interesting species for commercial growers and European consumers. The species has tremendous potential as an aquaculture species but many of its attributes are currently unexploited utilize. European production of turbot has been increa ...
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Ecosystem-based Responsive Fisheries Management in Europe (EcoFishMan)

Start date: Mar 1, 2011, End date: Feb 28, 2014,

EcoFishMan seeks to develop a responsive fisheries management system (RFMS) based on results-based management (RBM) principles. The intended context of application of the RFMS is complex, mixed-fisheries and multi-stakeholder fishery sectors like those found in the EU/Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) area. It will be an ecosystem-based sustainable management system under a precautionary framework tha ...
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AmylolEnzymes Captured by Targeted Metagenomics (AMYLOMICS)

Start date: Mar 1, 2011, End date: Feb 28, 2014,

The aim of the AMYLOMICS project is to develop novel, robust enzymes for the starch and carbohydrate industries. The novel enzymes should enable the formation of new primary products, such as oligosaccharides of defined sizes, composition and degree of branching, new types of linkages, cyclic or more complex polysaccharides and an increased digestive resistance, as well as secondary sugar deriv ...
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Exgenome Molecular Enzymes (EXGENOMES)

Start date: Dec 1, 2011, End date: Nov 30, 2013,

... her enzymes, much more plausible. A number of candidate enzymes, such as a new transposon-coded Thermus DNA polymerase are at hand for this project in the thermophilic bacteria & phage genome bank at Matis.Nucleic acids based technologies now underpin a large and fast-growing industry, including research, diagnostics and pharmaceutical production. Thermophilic enzymes have played a key role in thi ...
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Bioactive compounds from seafood byproducts (BioSeaFood)

Start date: Apr 1, 2009, End date: Mar 31, 2013,

This project aims to follow the fate of three groups of aquatic bioactive compound from raw material to active cellular site; long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (omega-3 PUFA), fish peptides and seaweed polyphenols. The focus is to study if there are bioactivity losses prior to ingestion (i.e. during storage in a food product) or during gastrointestinal (GI) digestion and investigate ...
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"Life in Extreme Environments (LEXEN) is an emerging area of research in which Europe has considerable expertise but a relatively fragmented research infrastructure. The science of such environments has enormous relevance for our knowledge of the diversity and environmental limits of microbial, plant and animal life and the novel strategies employed for survival and growth. Such studies are esse ...
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AQUA-TNET is a multidisciplinary Thematic Network uniting academic and vocational aspects of the Bologna reforms and the establishment of the EHEA in aquaculture, fisheries and aquatic resources management. Its multi-stakeholder structure has succeeded in bringing together the entire sector: educationists (HE & VET), researchers, producers, consumers, students, decision-makers and NGOs. This multi ...
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