Europe is facing a shortage of protein, protein which is used for animal feeds and other purposes. Alternative protein sources which are financially and environmentally sustainable and do not compete with food production have to be used to compensate for this shortage. In 2014, the Greenfeed project won an award for its efforts to devise a promising alternative to fish feed.
The Biorefinery of the Future launched an EU project in 2011 (Microfeed) focused on producing Single Cell Protein (SCP) from forest industry residual streams. The idea was to devise a protein that can act as a replacement to fishmeal. Conventional fishmeal is the dominant protein source in fish feed, but its production is an environmental threat in itself since large quantities of fish are harvested from the sea and ground down.
This news item was first published in the SP Processum – Activity Report for 2014 (page 12 | Och på svenska).