We cordially invite you to our BIOCARB‐4‐FOOD Final Conference on 28 June 2021 from 10 – 12,
where you will get an insight into the goals and main outcomes of this project and the challenges we
foresee in the future.
The ERA‐NET SusFood2 project BIOCARB‐4‐FOOD aimed at exploring alternative extraction
techniques (ultrasound, microwave, enzymes and their combinations), combined with the
exploitation of the remaining biomass, rich in bioactive compounds, to sequentially obtain novel
carbohydrate‐based extracts and fibres (nanocellulose) from seaweeds and seagrasses.
Characterization of structure, technological properties, toxicity and bioactivity of the fractions and a
life cycle assessment (LCA) have been conducted for proving the sustainability of the procedures. The
project was designed to contribute to improved process efficiency, development of ingredients with
high added value from already commercialized seaweed species and from under‐exploited sources
(seagrasses) which can positively impact in the competitiveness of seaweed, food and non‐food
companies at EU scale by a better valorisation of raw materials.
The final conference has the objective to communicate relevant project results, usable technological
innovations, and also obstacles faced during the project´s runtime. In the light of the project´s end in
August 2021 we want to share our findings with you to foster future research in this area considering
seaweeds and seagrasses as valuable feedstocks for different compounds.
The registration form, as well as further information about this event, can be found at: