Bioprocessing of Shellfish Waste
Fish processing company based in Kerry.
The company processes crab, prawns and smoked salmon for the Irish market.
Processing produces a large amount of waste which has an odour and must be disposed of in a manner which meets current regulations.
Prior to the project the company sent the waste to a processing facility at a significant additional costs.
Solution Through ARE Research:
The collaboration between the company and Shannon ABC has led to the establishment of a composting facility at the plant to treat the waste.
The process is currently in the process of gaining a licence for the treatment of animal by-products.
The compost displays strong anti-fungal activity and has been shown to be effective against fusarium disease in sports turfs.
It is currently being exported to a number of countries in the EU