Agriculture, aquaculture, forestry and medicine are all key industries in the bioeconomy. How can we best use raw materials? How can we recycle waste and profit from its potential?
The “blue bio economy” focuses on environments like oceans, fjords, and lakes. Still largely unexplored, our oceans hold incredible potential for producing biomass.
Think of traditional fisheries. Imagine the tasty fillets that find their way to your dinner plate. The skin, intestines, and bones of the fish have until recently been regarded as waste.
However, that waste is expensive to get rid of, and it is actually a valuable resource in its own right. It can be used to make feed for salmon, fertilizers, textiles for the fashion industry, food supplements, and even cosmetics.
Furthermore, the sediments from fish farming can be used to feed other organisms, or even as a component in producing concrete. The possibilities for biological waste are endless.
The research centre SUREAQUA is, as the name implies, dedicated to the blue bioeconomy. Based in Stavanger on the southwestern coast of Norway, the Centre works across the Nordic region.
SUREAQUA’s main goal is to support transitions to a blue bio economy.
How do we get the most out of biomass? How do we improve fish welfare in the aquaculture industry, and at the same time protect these fragile environments? What about creating values from other crops like seaweed and mussels?
The SUREAQUA centre is composed of a wide variety of researchers and industries. From fish production to environmental monitoring, from social studies to communication, the SUREAQUA teams are dedicated to the blue bio economy.
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