Norwegian Research Council - MATFONDAVTALE

Project number: 301834 
Period covered - start date: 2020
Period covered - end date: 2024
Project's coordinator: NMBU - Volha Shapaval  


Project partners
Slovak University of Technology (Slovakia)
Brno University of Technology (Czech Republic)
University of Munster (Germany)
Nofima (Norway)
Norilia AS (Norway)
Nortura SA (Norway)
Felleskjøpet Forutvikling BIL (Norway)
Biotec Betaglucans AS (Norway)
Ringnes AS (Norway)
Teta vannrensing (Norway)
Borregaard ASA (Norway)


Norway produces around 600 000 tons of agriculture and food supply chain by-products annually. Today, the large share of these by-products is used for low-value applications, combustion or disposed as waste. There is a huge societal and industrial need for developing processes for valorizing available agriculture by-products in a sustainable way for producing high-value product(s).
BYPROVALUE will utilize the versatile metabolism of oleaginous fungi and develop a completely new and unique value chain for valorizing Norwegian agricultural supply chain by-products - animal fat and protein by-products, rest materials from brewery and sugar-rich lignocellulose side-streams of forestry into a product with several functionalities: a multifunctional fungal biomass. Multifunctional fungal biomass could be utilised as a whole in animal feed and pet food, or fractionated down to high-value ingredients - lipids and pigments for feed and food, chitin/chitosan for water treatment applications and beta-glucans for medical applications.



Dzurendova S., Losada C.B., Dupuy-Galet B.X., Fjær K., Shapaval V.
Mucoromycota fungi as powerful cell factories for modern biorefinery
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology (2021)

Gaykawad S.S., Ramanand S.S., Blomqvist J., Zimmermann B., Shapaval V., Kohler A., Oostindjer M., Boccadoro C.
Submerged Fermentation of Animal Fat By-Products by Oleaginous Filamentous Fungi for the Production of Unsaturated Single Cell Oil
Fermentation 7 (2021) 300

Dzurendova S., Shapaval V., Tafintseva V., Kohler A., Byrtusová D., Szotkowski M., Márová I., Zimmermann B.
Assessment of Biotechnologically Important Filamentous Fungal Biomass by Fourier Transform Raman Spectroscopy
International Journal of Molecular Sciences 22 (2021) 6710

Tafintseva V., Shapaval V., Blazhko U., Kohler A.
Correcting replicate variation in spectroscopic data by machine learning and model-based pre-processing
Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems 215 (2021) 104350

Byrtusová D., Szotkowski M., Kurowska K., Shapaval V., Márová I.
Rhodotorula kratochvilovae CCY 20-2-26—The Source of Multifunctional Metabolites
Microorganisms 9 (2021) 1280

Dzurendova S., Zimmermann B., Kohler A., Reitzel K., Nielsen U.G., Dupuy--Galet B.X., Leivers S., Horn S.J., Shapaval V.
Calcium affects polyphosphate and lipid accumulation in Mucoromycota fungi
Journal of Fungi 7 (2021) 300

Slaný O. , Klempová T., Shapaval V., Zimmermann B., Kohler A., Čertík M.
Animal Fat as a Substrate for Production of n-6 Fatty Acids by Fungal Solid-State Fermentation
Microorganisms 9 (2021) 170

Slaný O., Klempová T., Shapaval V., Zimmermann B., Kohler A., Čertík M.
Biotransformation of Animal Fat-By Products into ARA-Enriched Fermented Bioproducts by Solid-State Fermentation of Mortierella alpina 
Journal of Fungi 6 (2020) 236

Dzurendova S., Zimmermann B., Tafintseva V., Kohler A., Horn S.J., Shapaval V.
Metal and Phosphate Ions Show Remarkable Influence on the Biomass Production and Lipid Accumulation in Oleaginous Mucor circinelloides
Journal of Fungi 6 (2020) 260

Published 9. April 2020 - 14:12 - Updated 17. December 2021 - 16:34