A sustainable and profitable Swedish seafood sector: Increased yield and value from limited marine resources (MareValue)
Research Project , 2014 – 2017

Objective and GoalThe project MareValue aims to increase yield and value of marine resources used by the Swedish seafood sector by identifying and isolating high-value components from unwanted catches of fisheries and from processing cut offs.Result and Expected EffectsMareValue will lead to increased knowledge about the flows of marine resources available, that are currently underutilised. The project will demonstrate different ways for the seafood industry to improve utilisation and value of these flows by making use of the combinations of raw materials and techniques that in the project have been shown to have the largest potential. The systems perspective will ensure that knowledge about the environmental sustainability of the different solutions is available.Approach and ImplementationMareValue will start by mapping current flows and utilisation of marine resources, both in fishery and in fish processing to then go on and identify possibilities to extract valuable components. Experiments will be performed using different types of raw materials and techniques in order to identofy and isolate such components and our industry partners will participate both as suppliers of raw materials, in the identification of promising solutions and later in finding applications for identified components. A systems perspective will be applied in the work.


Ingrid Undeland (contact)

Full Professor at Chalmers, Biology and Biological Engineering, Food and Nutrition Science


Bröderna Hanssons i Göteborg

Göteborg, Sweden

Fiskberedning Paul Mattsson

Ellös, Sweden

Rena Hav Sverige

Smögen, Sweden

SIK – the Swedish Institute for Food and Biotechnology

Gothenburg, Sweden

Skillinge Fisk-Impex

Simrishamn, Sweden

SP Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut AB

Borås, Sweden

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)

Uppsala, Sweden



Project ID: 2014-03469
Funding Chalmers participation during 2014–2017

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