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Development of an integrated biorefinery for processing chitin rich
biowaste to specialty and fine chemicals
ChiBio is a large integrated R&D project funded through the FP7 KBBE
Programme of the European Union
www.chibiofp7.eu
Grant agreement no: 289284
Agenda
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Project Motive
What is in crustacean waste?
What is Chitin? And what are its applications?
ChiBio Refinery and project PERT Chart
Who is involved in this project?
• Work Package 2 (WP2)-Fishery Waste Pretreatment
• WP2 Objectives
• WP2 Achievements
• Questions
Fishery Waste to High Value Products
The European fishery industry is a major source of
industrial biowaste in Europe. The processing of
crustaceans (e.g. shrimps and crabs) in the EU alone
results in more than ~750.000 t/a of shell waste 1 and
globally it is estimated at 1.44 million metric tons
Crustacean Waste
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Protein
Calcium Carbonate
Carotenoids
Polysaccharides- Chitin > Chitosan
Chitin
• Naturally occurring polysaccharide, second most
abundant in nature next to cellulose
• Chitin and its deacetylated derivative chitosan are
exceptionally useful polymers
• They are biodegradable, non-toxic and biocompatible
making them useful in a range of applications
Chitin Uses
• Agriculture-fertilizer to improve crops
• Medicine-Wound and burn treatmentincreases healing time
• Food-additive to stabilise foods
• Water treatment, the paper and textile
industries and tissue engineering
ChiBio Refinery
ChiBio-Partners
Participant no.
1 (Coordinator)
Short
name
Participant organisation name
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TUM
LIT
UMB
INS
APR
ERF
EVO
SCAG
EIL
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten
Forschung e.V.
Technische Universität München
Letterkenny Institute of Technology
The Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Institute National des Sciences et Technologies de la Mer
Apronex s.r.o.
EARAGAIL EISC TEORANTA (Errigal Fish Company LTD)
Evonik Industries AG
Südchemie AG
Energieinstitut an der Johannes Kepler Universität Linz GmbH
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PTS
PT Biotech Surindo
FhG
Country
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IE
NO
TN
CZ
IE
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PERT-Chart
WP2 Fishery Waste Pretreatment
Carla Harkin
Dr. Denis McCrudden
Dr. Wolfram Bruck
Dr. Catherine Lynch
WP2 Objectives
• Acquire crustacean shell wastes (Europe/Asia/Africa)
• Pretreatment of crustacean shell wastes to chitin and chitinous
material (Raw/Cooked/Chemical/Microbial/Size)
• Stabilization for transportation (moist/dry/purity)
• Setting up analytical methods for constant quality control for
chitin/chitinous material (Determination of optimum assays for
QC)
WP2
• QC methods established: solubility of product, water and fat
solubility, degree of deacetylation, ash, FTIR, moisture,
microbial load, nitrogen content (Kjeldahl), and composition
of raw materials (AA).
• Protocols generated for chemical and microbial isolation of
chitinous materials.
• Batches of chitinous material have been sent to the project
partners fulfilling our work targets
QUESTIONS?
References
FAOSTAT, FAO statistical databases, fisheries data. 2001. Food
and Agriculture organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy,
(http://www.fao.org).
THANKS

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