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HAVBRUK2-Stort program for havbruksforskning

BlueBio - Mussel Mitigation Feeds and Supply System Technological Development

Awarded: NOK 3.8 mill.


The MuMiFaST project gathers European expertise on the value chain related to mitigation mussels which is an undersized non-uniform biomass compared to mussels produced for human consumption. Mussel mitigation culture is a relatively new industry with the primary function to mitigate coastal eutrophication by maximizing biomass accumulation and harvest of biomass to extract diffuse nutrients from the marine environment. This marine bioresource can be produced sustainably, and exhibits promise in use as a high quality animal feed and in nutritious value-added food products. The primary needs for innovation are related to post-harvest preprocessing and processing of large volumes of heterogeneous mussels to a quality standard suitable for the aquaculture feeds industry. In this project the partners will develop advancements in the supply system of blue bioeconomy value chains of mitigation mussels, providing proof of concept of new perspectives on waste reduction and utilization of the entire biomass towards production of highly quality ingredients for the aquaculture feed industry. Application of the mussel mitigation model in a wider European context will be explored through the partner organizations here and broad stakeholder engagement.

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HAVBRUK2-Stort program for havbruksforskning