"forest waste and sjöpungsrester is not commonplace on the menu."
"But now the hope of Swedish researchers to be able to convert spillprodukterna to the beneficial fibre that boost the intestines."
"There is a researcher at Luleå university of technology to investigate if it is possible to make the food of two otherwise non-edible things."
"Firstly, waste from timber harvesting, branches, tops and sawdust. Both the outer casing from the aquatic manteldjuret sjöpungen, which are grown for the production of biogas."
"What attracts in skogsavfallet and concentrate on the sea squirts is cellulose, which can convert to prebiotics, dietary fibre that may bacteria to be propagated."
"We want these health-promoting bacteria to thrive on prebiotikan," says Ulrika Rova, professor of chemical engineering and leads the project."
" Both of these ingredients are actually remnants from the industry that are not fully used. The outer casing from the ascidians are rich in cellulose which is very clean. The cellulose from the wood raw material is more difficult to get clean, but there is a lot of, " says Ulrika Rova."
"the Goal is to produce a product which can be used in, for example, pills, curdled milk or hälsoshots. But the researchers will also examine whether prebiotikan works to use as fish food in order to reduce antibiotic usage in fish farms."