The EU-funded (Horizon 2020) project DAFIA (Biomacromolecules from municipal solid bio-waste fractions and fish waste for high added value applications, 2017-2020) aims to produce PIN flame retardants from fish processing waste (marine rest raw materials MRRW).
Europe generates some 1.3 million tonnes of MRRW annually. Fish spawn and serum contain high levels of DNA and RNA, which can be processed to provide effective flame retardants (see pinfa Newsletter n°29). The project aims to produce flame retardants adapted for high performance sectors, including automobile. The project is coordinated by AIMPLAS, Spain, brings together 16 partners including Arkema, Mine Colours (masterbatches), Nutrimar and research centres and companies across Europe.
SINTEF, January 2017: https://www.sintef.no/en/projects/dafia-biomacromolecules-from-municipal-solid-bio-w/