NewsB2E Technological Sonar Initiative #11

B2E Technological Sonar Initiative #11

B2E presents the eleventh edition of our Technological Sonar initiative, a monthly selection of national and international initiatives to retain, within the scope of new patents and technologies in ​​the blue bioeconomy sector.

 

Aquaculture

 

  1. Autonomous real-time feed optimization and biomass estimation in aquaculture systems

A system and a method for biomass detection and feed control in an aquaculture environment is described in the present patent application.

In Espacenet.

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  1. Systems and methods for automated maturation of oysters

An automated oyster maturation system including a containment assembly rotatably disposed within a housing. The containment assembly includes a spiral construction that includes compartments that are in communication with one another, walls that define the compartments, and ramps.

In Espacenet.

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  1. Feed ingredients comprising lysed microbial cells

The present disclosure relates to feed ingredients and formulated feed, methods for their manufacture, and uses thereof in nutritional applications such as in aquaculture, terrestrial animal feed, and human nutrition. The feed ingredient compositions comprise lysed microbial cells with a small aspect ratio and triglyceride oil.

In Espacenet.

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  1. Aquaponic system

The present invention relates to an aquaponic system which can be advantageously employed for breeding fish species and growing plant species with aquaponic methods.

In Espacenet.

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  1. Recirculating aquaculture system

The present invention relates to a recirculating aquaculture system comprising at least one fish tank for land-based farming of aquatic animals.

In Espacenet.

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Living Marine Resources

 

  1. Industrial application of fish cartilaginous tissues

Cartilage is primarily composed of proteoglycans and collagen. Bioactive compounds derived from animal cartilage, such as chondroitin sulfate and type II collagen, have multiple bioactivities and are incorporated in popular health products. This review considers the potential alternative fish cartilage sources for industrialization. Three keys, the sustainable production of fish, new fish-processing model, and market demand, have been discussed for the future realization of efficient fish cartilage use. The industrialization of fish-derived cartilage products is beneficial for achieving sustainable development of local economies and society.

In NCBI.

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  1. Treatment of secondary urban wastewater with a low ammonium-tolerant marine microalga using zeolite-based adsorption

The low tolerance of marine microalgae to ammonium and hyposalinity limits their use in urban wastewater (UWW) treatments. In this study, using the marine microalga Amphidinium carterae, it is demonstrated for the first time that this obstacle can be overcome by introducing a zeolite-based adsorption step to obtain a tolerable UWW stream. The maximum ammonium adsorption capacities measured in the natural zeolite used are among the highest reported. The microalga grows satisfactorily in mixtures of zeolite-treated UWW and seawater at a wide range of proportions, both with and without adjusting the salinity, as long as the ammonium concentration is below the threshold tolerated by the microalgae (6.3 mg L)

In Science Direct.

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  1. Plant-based food products

The present invention relates to the use of a seaweed based food product that provides the color, texture and nutrients necessary to prepare a meat-like product that is capable of providing the consistency, texture and taste of a meat that is commonly consumed, including from animals such as a cow, a sheep, a pig, a chicken, a turkey, an ostrich and a fish.

In Espacenet.

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  1. German company Vyld manufactures feminine hygiene tampons with algae, which are more sustainable and healthier

The product does not contain plastics, is biodegradable and maintains good vaginal hygiene.

In Mis Peces.

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Marine Biotechnology

 

  1. Fish scales as a biotechnological application in nanomaterials

The synthesis technique is environmentally friendly and provides a simple way to convert fish waste into infinitely more useful materials.

The nanomaterial is obtained without using harsh experimental conditions, high-cost carbon sources, additional dangerous catalysts. It is, in short, a super easy synthetic technique and a new technique to produce green and sustainable functional nanomaterials.

In Mis Peces.

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  1. Non-destructive sampling device

The non-destructive sampling device according to the present invention comprises: a syringe having two or more needles; a guide guiding the movement of the syringe; and a needle-restoring means coupled to the lower end of the guide and transmitting an elastic restoring force to the syringe. Accordingly, the non-destructive sampling device allows anyone including an unskilled person to easily take a sample for hazard analysis from a fishery product and can maintain the quality of the fishery product by not impacting the life thereof.

In Espacenet.

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  1. Farmed fish tracking and verification system

A farmed fish tracking and verification system involves introducing biomarkers into a batch of farmed fish, and storing biomarker information in a database. Other information is also stored in the database, such as production information and funding information. Funding information can include information regarding funders who have contributed funds for the production of the fish. The funding information can also include payment instructions for the funders. Once the fish is processed, and a fish product is delivered to a customer, the fish product can be scanned to detect the biomarker information for approval. The database can then be queried using the biomarker information to track and verify information about the fish. Once the fish product is approved and sold to a customer, a portion of the proceeds can be transferred directly to one or more funders accounts based on the payment instructions. In some embodiments the database stores information relating to the farmed fish in a blockchain, such that the data relating to the farmed fish can also be tracked and verified. Techniques for customized production of fish based on unique needs of an individual or group of people are also disclosed.

In Espacenet.

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  1. Protein hydrolysates

The present invention provides marine protein hydrolysates for use in pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals functional foods, foods, beverages, and animal feeds, as well as methods for making marine protein hydrolysates.

In Espacenet.

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  1. Novel tech helps detect roundworms in fish fillets

Nofima has developed a new technology that can identify and remove nematodes, a type of roundworm, from whitefish fillets before they’re on dinner plates.

The Fish Site.

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  1. Nano-calcium silicate mineralized fish scale scaffolds for enhancing tendon-bone healing

Natural fish scale-based biomaterials are the promising candidate for clinical tendon repair due to their outstanding strength and bioactivity.

In Science Direct.

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  1. Method for producing marine algae-derived agarotriose, and use thereof as prebiotic

The present invention relates to a method for producing marine algae-derived agarotriose, and a use thereof as a prebiotic. More specifically, the present invention investigates the characteristics of agarotriose as a prebiotic which is selectively metabolized by probiotic microorganisms, thereby enabling agarotriose to be used as an anti-cancer or anti-inflammatory agent in the fields of food and pharmaceuticals, and enabling agarotriose to be obtained at high yield through efficient purification with minimal loss after enzymatic hydrolysis of a red algae-derived polysaccharide without pre-treatment.

In Espacenet.

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