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



    Progetto Bythos al circolo Gionata

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    Scarti di pesce, il Comune di Ustica adotta il progetto _Bythos_ – Si24_05.09.2019

    Scarti del pesce, il Comune di Ustica _sposa_ il progetto Bythos

    Progetto Bythos, l’utilizzo degli scarti del pesce

    Università degli Studi di Palermo_Progetto Bythos

    BYTHOS project kicks off

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