BYTHOS - Biotechnologies for Human Health and Blue Growth


Project in Numbers

Duration: 48 months

Start date: 01.06.2018

End Date: 01.04.2021

Partner N.: 6

Project progress:

Total Budget: 2.264.948,40 €
ERDF Contribution: 1.748.549,04 €

BYTHOS addresses the issue of disposing of organic waste from fish processing and catering waste with the aim of creating economic value through virtuous recycling and reuse processes.

The antibacterial/antimicrobial/antitumor products based on bioactive molecules (BAM) extracted from fish waste are of great interest for the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and cosmetic industries.

A further treatment of the remaining fish waste will be used to create eco-innovative fish feeds, thus reducing the Sicilian and Maltese aquaculture sector dependence on purchasing from foreign suppliers.


Expected Results:

N. 6 enterprises adopting technologies and innovative services developed by the joint BYTHOS lab

The project intends to create a joint laboratory on the Lipari island in which researchers and experts in the field of biotechnology develop products based on bioactive molecules (BAMs) creating an economic value chain based on organic waste.

Project activities will realize:

1 Lab created in Lipari Island

4 BAMs extraction procedures defined

2 type of Fish feed products

5 target markets in biomed tech sector identified

5 Target markets in fish feed sector identified

15 business models

40 Enterprises using the lab services

Project Lead Partner::

Università degli Studi di Palermo – Dipartimento di Tecnologie e Scienze Biologiche, Chimiche e Farmaceutiche


Project Partners:

Comune Di Lipari

Distretto Turistico Pescaturismo e Cultura del Mare

University of Malta, Faculty of Science/Department of Geosciences

Ministry for Sustainable Development, the Environment and Climate Change

AquaBioTech Limited



    Latest BYTHOS project meeting hosted by the University of Malta

    Progetto Bythos, farsi belle con gli scarti del pesce

    Un centro regionale di stoccaggio per gli scarti di pesce con il progetto Bythos

    Il Progetto Bythos per lo smaltimento e la trasformazione del residuo di pesce

    Molecole bioattive dagli scarti del pesce, in Sicilia nascerà il primo centro regionale per lo smaltimento e la trasformazione dei prodotti ittici

    Trasformare i residui di pesce in molecole bioattive, a Lipari nasce il Progetto Bythos

    Il progetto Bythos, come trattare i residui di pesce

    A Lipari nasce il Progetto Bythos

    Convegno Bythos a Carini

    Dagli scarti del pesce prodotti per cosmetica e farmacologia_ anche il comune di Ustica aderisce al progetto BYTHOS

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