KelpMeal: Product Development Research to Evaluate the Potential for Existing Fishmeal Processing Equipment to act as a Primary Stabilization of Kelp Prior to Secondary Value-Added Processing
This project will build upon previous work to determine the feasibility of using a fishmeal processing plant for primary stabilization of kelp and evaluate potential new products made from the residuals, including feed, fertilizer, cosmetics, and biochar.
- Tommy Sheridan, Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation
- Jackson Gross, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Phase 3, 09/01/2023 – 06/30/2024
Phase 2, 02/01/2023 – 06/30/2023
Phase 1, 12/01/2022 – 02/01/2022
Funding: $61,110 (Phase 3), Alaska Blue Economy Center, $100,000 (phases 1 and 2), World Wildlife Fund (WWF)