Partner 1: Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
DTU is an independent and self-governing university with a natural and technical sciences research focus. DTU has many different departments and centers, and one of them is the National Food Institute (DTU Food).
DTU Food researches and communicates sustainable and value-adding solutions in the area of food and health for the benefit of society. The Institute’s research tasks are carried out in a unique interdisciplinary collaboration between the disciplines of nutrition, chemistry, toxicology, microbiology, epidemiology and technology.
The institute contributes with research to solve some of the biggest challenges the world is facing, delivers scientific advice both to national and international public authorities and businesses and educates students in the area of food technology, food safety and nutrition, food microbiology and chemistry.
In the PROFIUS project, two research groups from DTU Food participate, the research group for Bioactives – Analysis and Application and the research group for Food Microbiology and Hygiene. Scientists from the two research groups have many years of experiences and are internationally renowned in the research areas of lipid oxidation and microbial stability of fish biomasses. In addition, they have been involved in several projects concerning increased utilization of blue biomasses. DTU will in PROFIUS be involved in the oxidative and microbial stability of lumpfish roe and carcasses and tuna side-streams to maintain or even improve the quality of the current biomasses. Furthermore, DTU will be involved in investigating solutions to the logistics challenges with lumpfish carcasses.
Project Coordinators and Participants
R&D&I Project Coordinator
Partner 2: AquaBioTech Group
AquaBioTech Group is an independent aquaculture, fisheries, biotechnology and environmental testing/research, engineering, consulting, development, and training company with its own dedicated research and marine survey facilities located in Malta, operating globally with clients and projects throughout the world.
The majority of AquaBioTech Group’s work is related to the marine and aquatic environment, encompassing aquaculture developments, market research/intelligence, through to project feasibility assessments, finance acquisition, project management, technology sourcing and technical support and training.
AquaBioTech group are specialists in:
- Aquaculture, marine research, and fisheries consultancy from resource management and market research to policy development, feasibility, and due diligence studies.
- Contracted Research Organisation (CRO) for aquaculture research for feed development, pharmaceutical testing and breeding programmes.
- Design and commissioning of land-based and marine aquaculture production systems and technologies.
Partner 3: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Partner 4: Royal Greenland Seafood A/S
Today Royal Greenland A/S is the world’s largest supplier for cold-water prawns, Greenland halibut and lumpfish roe and the company is a 100% independently limited company owned by the Greenland Government. It operates worldwide, and it has 15 sales and administration offices and 49 production sites placed in Greenland, Canada and Germany. Furthermore Royal Greenland operates 8 off-shore trawlers and 3 coastal trawlers.
In 2019 the turnover for Royal Greenland A/S was 5,527 billion DKK. Industrial Ph.D Niels Boknaes and Team leader Dr. Ole Mejlholm will together with Process Developer Pia Nielsen from Royal Greenland Seafood (RGS) Corporate Quality Department do the project coordination and the working RGS part in PROFIUS in this vertical production of lumpfish roe from catch in Greenland to final product of pasteurized lumpfish roe in Cuxhaven in Germany.
Partner 5: University of Akureyri
Partner 6: Sjavarfiftaeknisetrio BioPol eh