The Bio-Economy


Funded by the European Union FP7, BiFFiO is developing solutions for the treatment, anaerobic digestion and further use of fish and agricultural waste addressing waste and energy challenges

In the AQUAMMS project, researchers partnering with University of Liverpool spin-out company, Q-technologies, have been developing new sensors for aquaculture to detect pollutants, toxins and stress hormones in aquaculture systems and in the tissues and fluids of the animals.

Marine plants and animals can be a rich source of polysaccharides with potentially useful properties and activities. With colleagues from the University of Edinburgh and Glycomar Ltd., and partnering SME Seaweed Alchemy, Dr Edwin Yates has been exploring the separation and activities of bio-active polysaccharide components of native seaweed species.