1st Bremerhaven Conference on Blue Economy and Fish Processing

15th and 16th March 2023

Bremerhaven, Fischbahnhof and online (Hybrid Conference)

Bilingual Conference: English and German with simultanuous translation

The Meeting Point for European Fish and Seafood Processors

Early bird until 10th February

This conference will give an overview about the current challenges, trends and perspectives for the European fish and seafood processing industry. One main focus will be by-products handling, processing and valorisation as well as process optimisation to get the most and the best out of your raw material.

The conference starts on March 15 at 9:00 am and ends on March 16 at 3:00 pm. With plenty of time for networking during the breaks and at the evening event.

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Speakers and presentations confirmed so far:

Sustainability: Global Market Developments and Consumer Trends – Challenges and Opportunities for the Fish and Seafood Sector by Nicole Jansen (Team Manager Insights & Innovation), Innova Market Insights (Arnheim, NL)

Experiences and best Practices from Iceland: Resource efficiency, by-product valorisation and seafood cluster synergisms by Vilhjalmur Jens Arnason (Senior Advisor), Icelandic Ocean Cluster (Reykjavik, ISL)

New Analytical Methods to Improve Quality, Shelf-life and Resource-Efficiency by Prof. Dr. Dieter Elsser-Gravesen (Managing Director), ISI Food Protection (Aarhus, DEN)

Innovative Packaging Solutions for Optimised Resource Efficiency along the Value Chain and for Creative New Products by Peter Désilets (CEO), Pacoon GmbH (München, GER)

Process innovations by Mark Boom (Marel)

Fish By-Product Utilizations in Norway – Challenges and Future Possibilities by Åge Oterhals, PhD (Senior Scientist), Nofima (Bergen, NOR)

Fish Collagen– A New Trend in Fish By-Product Processing? by Stefan Kirchner (Product Manager Sales), GEA Separation & Flow Technologies, (Oelde, GER)

biomega® - Sustainably Exploiting The side Stream of the Salmon Processing Industry Dr. Bjørn Liaset (Chief Scientific Officer), Biomega Group (Bergen, NOR)

Solving Key Challenges to Build New Value Chains from Seafood Side Streams by Prof. Ingrid Undeland, (Dep. of Biology and Biological Engineering – Food and Nutrition Science), Chalmers University of Technology (Göteborg, SWE)

Multiple Values from Seafood Side Streams with Smart Technology Mehdi Abdollahi, PhD (CEO), AquaFood AB (Göteborg, SWE)

Innovative Enzymatic Approaches for By-Product Handling and Processing by Dr. Timo Stressler (Application Development Director Food) and Yasar Kaya (Technical Service Manager Food), AB Enzymes (Darmstadt, GER)

Process Water: An Underutilized By-Product – Potenztials for Valorisation by Hildur Inga Sveinsdóttir, PhD (Project Manager), Matis (Reykjavik, ISL)

Establishment of a Regional Value Chain: Machine Shrimp Peeling and Use of Shrimp Shells as Feed by Arne Schröder (Project Manager), Thünen Institute of Sea Fisheries Bremerhaven, GER) and Enno Fricke (Scientist), AWI (Bremerhaven, GER)

Beyond Fish“: Challenges and Opportunies for Fish and Seafood Processors by Martin Schüring (Head of Innovation), ttz Bremerhaven (Bremerhaven, GER)

BettaF!sh - Innovative Food Startup for Seaweed Products (Plant-based Fish Alternative) by Jacob von Manteuffel (CEO) BettaF!sh (Berlin, GER)

Seaweed, the innovative and sustainable choice by Kristian S. Ottesen (CEO), Nordisk Tang ApS / Nordic Seaweed (Aarhus, DEN)

Protein Production from CO2 and H2: Sustainable Solution for Aquafeed and Fish Alternatives by Dr. Ludger Wess (CSO), 350 PPM Biotech GmbH (Berlin, GER)

This project is an event of the Fischereihafen-Betriebsgesellschaft Bremerhaven (FBG) with the support of ttz and is funded by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund of the European Union (EMFF).


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