Centre for the development of biodegradable plastics for marine applications – innovative fisheries and aquaculture (SFI) (39825)

Project Details


The main working hypothesis for SFI Biodegradable plastics is that the problems associated with marine plastic litter caused by the fishery and aquaculture sectors can be significantly reduced if traditional plastics in these sectors are replaced with new biodegradable materials.

The goal of SFI is to develop technologies and new products, improve the governance framework, and foster innovations that enable the plastic value chains to become more circular and resource efficient. This will reduce the carbon and greenhouse gas footprints to be more in line with climate, energy, and sustainable development goals (UN SDG 9, 12, 14).

Specifically will DTU test biodegradation of gillnets and twines (PBSAT as test and PA as control) in the gill-net fishery for cod and plaice in the Skagerrak.

National Institute of Aquatic Resources, DTU Aqua
The Arctic University of Norway (coordinator)
Hermes AS, Norway 
Loran AS, Norway 
Kvarøy Fiskeoppdrett A/S, Norway 
Legøy Rederi, Norway 
Løvold AS, Norway 
Martin Solhaug, Norway 
Mustad Autoline AS, Norway 
Mørenot Fishery AS, Norway 
NOFI Tromsø AS, Norway 
Norges Fiskarlag, Norway 
Norges Råfisklag SA, Norway 
NORNER Research AS, Norway 
Opilio AS, Norway 
SALT Lofoten AS, Norway 
SINTEF Industry (SINTEF AS), Norway 
SINTEF Ocean AS, Norway 
Tustern AS, Norway 
Øra AS, Norway 
S-EnPol, South Korea 
Thünen-Institute of Baltic Sea Fisheries, Germany 
University of Split, Croatia 

The project is funded by the Norwegian Research Council.

Research area: Fisheries Technology
Effective start/end date01/11/202030/09/2028


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