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SYLFEED Consortium Welcomes New Partners

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Arbiom today announced that it is welcoming two new partners to the SYLFEED Consortium, a project that brings together key industry and research players to convert wood residues to sustainable protein-rich ingredients for Aquaculture. BioProcess Pilot Facility B.V. (BPF), based in Delft, The Netherlands, and Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant (BBEU), based in Ghent, Belgium, will lend their expertise in process scale-up to the consortium as it seeks to demonstrate the successful scale-up of Arbiom technology and the creation of an effective wood-to-food value chain. View full Press Release.

“Arbiom’s wood-to-food technology has shown enormous promise in its potential to help address the looming global food shortage,” said Peter Flippo, BPF Business Development Manager. “We are excited to join the partners in the SYLFEED consortium to provide our expertise in scaling-up wood fractionation processes and contribute to the demonstration of the wood-to-food value chain,” Flippo said.

“BBEU understands the challenges associated with scale-up of innovative bioconversion technologies,” said Wim Soetaert, CEO, BBEU. “Joining the SYLFEED project presents a strong opportunity to lend our expertise and years of experience to Arbiom’s efforts as the company moves its mission of commercializing its technology,” Soetaert said.

The addition of BPF and BBEU brings the number of SYLFEED partners to 10 as the project seeks to provide a sustainable solution to reduce the European protein gap and enable new economic development opportunities for biomass-rich regions.

Arbiom at the EFIB start-up village

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Arbiom has been selected as an exhibitor of the EFIB start-up village. EFIB, the European Forum on Industrial Biotechnology, is the market leading annual event in Europe for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy, where delegates are provided with an update on the status and outlook of biobased industries.

Please come to EFIB start-up village to know more about Arbiom, our protein rich feed ingredient SylPro®, and SYLFEED!

Participants of the SYLFEED project

SYLFEED’s 12 month General Assembly meeting is underway

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SYLFEED’s 12 month General Assembly meeting is underway

The second General Assembly (GA) meeting is taking place in Reykjavík, Iceland. The purpose of the meeting is to gather all participants to go over what has been ongoing in the project so far. It is safe to say that the project is going well.

The meeting will run over two days and is hosted by Matís with Arbiom, the coordinator of the project.

Arbiom introduced the SYLFEED project at the Seafood Expo in Brussels

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Arbiom Participated to Seafood Expo Global in Brussels on April 23rd. The fair features more than 1,850 exhibiting companies from 79 countries. They cover the entire value chain of seafood, from feed ingredients to exporting fishes.

This event was the opportunity to meet with feed companies and aquaculture companies, and present the SYLFEED project.

www.seafoodexpo.com/global/

WoodChem 2017

Arbiom and Norske Nkog will attend the Woodchem® 2017 on December 6th and 7th, 2017 in Nancy

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The Woodchem® 2017 Congress is an international scientific conference dedicated to wood-based chemistry.

As part of this event, Dr. Lisette Tenlep, Senior Director of Research at Arbiom, will present the Sylfeed project and the latest improvements of the company to convert the wood into sustainable food/feed for aquaculture.

More information on Woodchem® 2017 Congress

Bio-Based Industries

Arbiom led consortium receives €10.9M funding from the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI-JU) to demonstrate the production of sustainable feed for aquaculture from forestry material

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The SYLFEED project brings together key industry and research players to assemble the new “wood to food” value chain: Arbiom (through its affiliate Biométhodes), Laxa, Matis, Norske Skog Golbey, Ostfoldforskning, Prayon, RISE Processum and Skretting (through the R&D unit, Skretting Aquaculture Center)

Arbiom announced the launch of the SYLFEED project today which will demonstrate a new integrated « wood to food » value chain, providing both a sustainable solution to the global challenge of feed production and new economic development opportunities for biomass rich regions. Using Arbiom’s biomass fractionation technology, poorly valorized local hardwood material will be converted into sustainable, protein rich material to be used in aquaculture feed. The €10.9M EU in funding from the European union BBI-JU will support the building of a demonstration plant that will be co-located with Norske Skog Golbey’s pulp and paper site in the east of France.

 As the European protein deficit is growing and presenting an increasing challenge (Europe is more than 70% dependent on imports for its animal feed proteins requirements), the SYLFEED project will demonstrate a novel “wood to food” solution to this challenge. The project will effectively convert non-food biomass into feed ingredients by growing protein rich microorganisms on pre-processed woody biomass. Already demonstrated by the SYLFEED partners at pilot scale, the SYLFEED project will allow for the improvement of the overall process and its operation in a 5kt/year capacity demonstration plant. Following a thorough evaluation, the SYLFEED project was selected by the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI-JU) to receive 10.9M€ support, 8.5M€ of which being awarded to ARBIOM. The SYLFEED project brings together partners from five countries covering all of the key steps of the value chain:

  • Biomass sourcing and industrial scale processing by Norske Skog Golbey, one of the leading newsprint producers in Europe
  • Biomass fractionation and conversion into microbial proteins by ARBIOM (formerly Biométhodes)
  • Phosphoric acid processing and industrial scale-up by Prayon, a global leader in phosphoric acid
  • Advanced expertise in microbial proteins production by the Swedish research center Processum
  • Fish feed formulation and trials by Iceland research institute Matis
  • Cradle-to-cradle lifecycle analysis by Norwegian firm, Østfoldforskning
  • Final validation of the product by aquaculture companies, Laxa and Skretting (through the R&D unit, Skretting Aquaculture Center), global leaders in fish feed production

The SYLFEED project builds on years of development and collaboration between the partners, notably between ARBIOM and Norske Skog Golbey as part of BIOSKOG, an 18-month pre-study that received the support of the Region Grand Est and the European Regional Development Fund.

The SYLFEED project puts a new spin on the bio-economy: ligno-cellulose is not only a sustainable solution for the chemicals and fuels industries, but now also present us with a scalable and sustainable solution to the world’s growing food sourcing problems in general and Europe’s protein deficit in particular,” said Marc Chevrel, CEO of Arbiom/Biométhodes.

“The demonstration plant and complete coverage of the value chain will allow us to prove the viability of our approach at commercial scale.”

The SYLFEED project continues the collaboration between Norske Skog Golbey and Arbiom. It utilizes woody biomass from forests in new markets and is the last step before the construction of a commercial plant at the Golbey site.”, said Yves Bailly, CEO of Norske Skog Golbey.

Yves Caprara, CEO of Prayon, added: “The SYLFEED project fits perfectly in the innovation strategy of Prayon. As a worldwide leader in phosphate R&D we are always aiming at developing new market and new applications for the future of the phosphate industry. We believe in the success of SYLFEED and we are delighted to partner with key players in their own field of expertise.

SYLFEED project has received funding from the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 745591

Link to the press release