The third part of the SYLFEED Final Webinar Series took place on August 31st. The topic was The Environmental Performance of Sylpro and Comparable Proteins. The main speaker was Andreas Brekke from NORSUS. We have now made the recording of this webinar available here below:
European partnership focused on solving sustainable protein challenge concludes; Successful in advancing first-of-its kind ‘Wood to Food’ process technology to produce nutritional, sustainable protein.
Arbiom, an agricultural-biotechnology company developing solutions to convert wood into protein for feed and food applications, today announced the conclusion of the SYLFEED Project, following a final webinar in series of events marking the end of the project. The webinar was focused on the environmental performance of SylPro®, a protein-rich ingredient, which has been at the center of the SYLFEED mission and activities.
SYLFEED was founded with the goal of developing a solution to the challenge of sourcing, producing and securing high-quality, sustainable protein sources due to the growing demands of aquaculture and animal feed producers in Europe, and globally in the future.
The SYLFEED partners’ activities have focused on commercializing a first-of-a kind bioprocessing technology, to upcycle abundant, available and underutilized bio-based feedstocks, such as wood wastes and residues, into higher value biobased applications, notably, a protein-rich ingredient for use in aqua and animal feed: SylPro®.
The SYLFEED Project was a partnership of 10 organizations founded in 2017, with the support from The European Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) under the Horizon 2020 Program, and led by Arbiom over the past four years. The SYLFEED Project convened leading organizations from each step in the value chain, from the biomass sourcing (Norske Skog, Golbey) to the biomass fractionation and conversion into SylPro (Prayon, Rise Processum, Bioprocess Pilot Facility, Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant and Arbiom), to the fish feed formulation and manufacturing (Laxá, Matís and Skretting). Finally, a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) has been conducted by NORSUS to evaluate the environmental performance of SylPro compared to other protein sources.
“The project success is a testament to the collaboration and diverse expertise contributed from our partners in the SYLFEED project; leaders representing all parts of the ‘Wood to Food’ value chain came together with a common vision and commitment to success,” said Marc Chevrel, Arbiom CEO.
“We believe the Wood to Food technology platform represents a game-changing solution to expand food production potential without harming ecosystems or consuming more limited resources, by bringing wood and other undervalued biomass into the food chain. The SYLFEED Project achievements are a valuable contribution to advance biobased solutions to nutrition and sustainability challenges in Europe,” said Birgir Örn Smárason, Project Manager, for MATIS.
A new video presenting the final results of the 4 year SYLFEED project is now available here below. The video reviews the whole project, goals and results. Please watch and enjoy.
The second part of the SYLFEED Final Webinar Series took place on June 29th. The topic was Scale-up of Arbiom’s Wood to Food Process. The main speaker was Charles-Henri Nicolas from ARBIOM. We have now made the recording of this webinar available here below:
The first part of the SYLFEED Final Webinar Series took place on June 22nd. The topic was Comparative performance of SylPro in salmonids. The speakers were Birgir Örn Smárason and Alexandra Leeper from MATIS and Ricardo Ekmay from ARBIOM. We have now made the recording of this webinar available here below:
On the 28th and 29th of June the final General Assembly of the SYLFEED project will be held. The meeting will gather every partner of the project to review the final results of this 4 year fruitful collaboration. The Assembly will take place online.
Below is an introduction video to the SYLFEED project. A new video presenting the main results of the project will be made available soon on this webpage.
Three webinars are scheduled in June and August, to cover results demonstrated in the project on product performance, process performance, and environmental performance.
During 4 years, the consortium of partners lead by Arbiom focused on 3 main activites:
- The demonstration of the scale-up of Arbiom process, to ensure a technical validation of our process
- The validation of the performance of SylPro, Arbiom‘s protein rich ingredient, in aquaculture.
- The comparison of the environmental performance of SylPro against other protein sources to confirm its sustainability value.
In this final webinar series, members of the consortium will share the key achievements of the project.
Arbiom achieved another critical step in its Demonstration Program to scale up its technology to produce an alternative protein ingredient, SylPro®. Arbiom works with BBEU as part of the SYLFEED project to scale-up its Wood to Food technology. Today Arbiom and BBEU are announcing success of several continuous one-week fermentation operations at 15m 3 scale. To read the full press release, please visit the Arbiom website.
SylPro is a promising alternative to conventional proteins sources such as fish meal and soy protein concentrate.
In this video Gunnar Örn Kristjánsson, the CEO of Laxá, Icelands‘ leading fish feed producer, talks about his company‘s interest in doing some large scale trials of SylPro on salmon at their facilities.
Gunvor Kristin Lien Baardsen, raw material coordinator at Skretting which is one of the main partners of Sylfeed, talks about the perfect fit SylPro is to Skrettings‘ focus on the circular bio economy and their mission of feeding the future.
See also: Video introduction to Sylfeed
We are pleased to announce SYLFEED consortium has begun large scale trials, starting with the digestibility study of Arbiom’s high-quality alternative protein ingredient, SylPro®. The test is conducted on Atlantic salmon by Matís Icelandic Food & Biotech R&D.