Turning salmon waste into biodiesel

Dr. Dave is leading the Centre for Aquaculture and Seafood Development’s (CASD) marine biodiesel research team in creating biodiesel and other value added products from salmon waste.

Dr. Dave said officials with the provincial Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture (DFA) and Environment Canada are saying that we will have to generate more landfill sites to handle salmon waste as the industry continues to grow.

According to an article by the MI, by-product and waste generated from salmon aquaculture includes processing waste and mortalities.

The processing of salmon generates large amounts of solid wastes, up to 45 to 50 percent of the body weight of the processed salmon.