ANFACO-CECOPESCA (ANFACO) is a state-level technological center integrated in the National Association of Manufacturers of Canned Fish and Seafood, a private non-profit sectoral business association representing more than 250 European companies, being its principal mission promoting the quality, research, technological development and innovation in the field of conservation of fisheries and aquaculture products in particular, and of food products in general, as well as the transfer of research to the business results. The center is established as a reference at national and international level in the marine and food processing sector, becoming the main R&D business booster agent and a key contributor of public administrations in the design and development of public R&D policies. R&D department is composed by four research lines: Biotechnology - Health, Sustainability - Circular Economy, Marine resources – Aquaculture, and Digitalization – Industry 4.0.
The Advanced Technology Center for Marine and Food Industry (CYTMA) has an experimental pilot plant where preindustrial simulation activities can be carried out, such as modelling, design, optimization and control of manufacturing processes, energy efficiency, development of prototypes of industrial machinery and recovery of by-products and wastes at pilot-scale. CYTMA has the most advanced technologies for processing, packaging and food preservation.
WP1: leading and quantifying and characterizing the residual seaweed biomass generated by the fishing brotherhoods
Enzymatic processes for the recovery of protein from green seaweeds
Scale-up of the best performance processes
Participating in the Exploitation, Dissemination and Communication
Scaling-up and downstream processes
Pre-treatment technologies. Design of seaweed cleaning systems
Characterization of seaweeds and development of enzymatic processes
Exploitation, dissemination and communication activities