Every March 22nd, World Water Day is celebrated, at CONSERVAL we join the celebration in 2021 by organizing the workshop “The value of water: key in the production and socio-economic activity”. The objective? To publicize the achievements and challenges faced by the CONSERVAL project in its objective of implementing a circular economy system in the
CONSERVAL demonstrates its technologies to convert the wastewater from the canning industry into volatile fatty acids
One of the demonstration prototypes of the project, operated by Cetaqua, is already in operation and is installed in Conservas Dardo. The main objective is to obtain volatile fatty acids, such as acetic, propionic, and butyric acid, raw materials for biofuels and bioplastics. To complete the circle of zero waste, the project, led by Cetaqua,
One of the objectives of the Conserval project was to analyse the relevance and impact of the canning sector in Galicia and Northern Portugal. The Association of Canned Fish Manufacturers of Portugal (ANICP) and the National Association of Canned Fish and Seafood Manufacturers (Anfaco-Cecopesca), based in Galicia, were in charge of this action. Interviews were
What type of effluents are generated from the processed seafood sector in the Galicia – Northern Portugal region?
The wastewater generated in the canning process has two specific characteristics compared to wastewater generated in other food sectors, which are: A great variability of flows and organic load, depending on the processes being carried out and the more or less seasonal operation of many factories. The high salt content of some discharges, especially regarding
The importance of the sector in the Euroregion is supported by both economic data and the number of jobs that have been generated Importance of the sector in Spain, with Galicia as the main player Spain remains the leading producer in the EU and the second largest producer worldwide. In addition, it is the largest
What are the by-products from the processed seafood sector in the Galicia – Northern Portugal region like?
A by-product is any non-main product obtained in a certain production process, which may constitute a raw material for another industry, from which a main product is obtained. This is the case of by-products from the processed seafood sector, which are mainly raw materials in the fishmeal and fish oil industry. Animal by-products are known
The CONSERVAL project proposes a circular economy model for the canning industry of Galicia and Northern Portugal. On November 18, 2020, the Portuguese National Association of Canned Fish Industries (ANICP), member of the consortium, organised an online workshop in which the project milestones were presented, as well as other initiatives that also link innovation and
The CONSERVAL project, which aims to recover by-products and wastewater from the canning industry, is giving the finishing touches to the opening of its 2 m³ pilot plant, already installed in a Galician canning factory. The plant will test new acid fermentation technologies for the production and purification of volatile fatty acids (VFA). Prior to
The impact of CONSERVAL on canning companies in Galicia and Northern Portugal The CONSERVAL project hopes to learn first-hand about the current situation of the marine product transformation industry in relation to the management of by-products and effluents, in order to understand the potential for transferring the project’s best suggestions into the sector. The results