10 años Energylab

Re-Fish To Food

NameRe-Fish To Food. Recirculation of resources from the processing industry of marine products as a new source of protein
Start DateDecember 2021
End DateOctober 2023
PartnersUniversidad de Cantabria y EnergyLab
Financing entitiesRecovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan (PRTR) of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and the Next Generation European funds.


The objective of the project is the development of a new technology that combines the processes of anaerobic digestion and dark fermentation for the production of renewable gases (biomethane and bioH2) that can feed a bioreactor for the production of microbial protein, using effluents and by-products from the processing of marine products as raw material, which can be used as a new source of protein in the food sector.

EnergyLab's Tasks

EnergyLab performs the following tasks:

  • Characterization and evaluation of currents: sampling and physical-chemical characterization, and interpretation and classification.
  • Generation of gaseous resources: determination of potential, optimization tests, biogas conditioning, enrichment tests, process optimization, system integration, and process evaluation.
  • Environmental evaluation of the system for obtaining microbial protein (SCP): preliminary studies, analysis of the environmental profile of the SCP obtaining process, and comparison of scenarios and contextualization of results