Nordic Road Map for Blue Bioeconomy

Seizing the Potential for Sustainable Growth


Aquatic biomasses

The biomasses of Nordic aquatic environments have a huge potential. The question is not only about fish and its byproducts, but also about other biomasses such as macro and micro algae and other water organisms. At present, the aquatic biomass is not sufficiently exploited, and the production of new added value products is still in its infancy. In addition to food, new added value products could be developed for pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, special feeds, and special chemicals, for example.

The aim of the work package is to create a Nordic network of excellence which could share information, learn from each other, and apply funding for joint research projects concerning exploitation of aquatic biomasses. This will be achieved by identifying the actors in the research sector and the needs of the industry sector, by assessing the mutual goals and synergy in cooperation.

Face-to-face meetings will be arranged with the representatives of Nordic research institutes and industry. In the autumn of 2017, we will organise a workshop to which all willing representatives are welcome.