The Danish Technological Institute (DTI) is a non-profit research and consultancy organisation providing results for Danish and international businesses. In the field of chemistry and biotechnology, DTI has a large experience with a broad range of research and development projects, ranging from scientific projects on biomass exploitation to more implementation-focused projects. Moreover, DTI possesses state-of-the-art chemical and microbiological laboratory facilities handling thousands of costumer samples every year and performing accredited analyses in numerous fields. In food science, DTI is the leading service partner for the Danish food industry supplying knowledge on texture, taste, formulation, process optimisation and product development. From participating in the project, DTI will gain comprehensive knowledge on process development and optimisation, enzyme technology and scale-up of enzymatic processes as well as characterisation and formulation methods, allowing DTI to better service both national and international customers in these fields. DTI has a centralized office to support divisions with EU projects and currently 45 FP7 projects running (5 just ended), hereof 12 coordinated by DTI.
DTI has great experience with optimisation of processes and treatment of waste-streams in e.g. fish industries, dairy industries and slaughterhouses. Currently DTI is part of a number of initiatives in the Danish and Nordic fishery industry, e.g. the national project “Trash2Cash” focussing on obtaining high value products from fish waste like skin, heads and bones. Knowledge obtained in this project can be adapted to suit the needs of the PILOT-ABP project and secure a broad knowledge base for solving the technical and scientific challenges in the project. Furthermore, DTI has the capacity and laboratories for løbende analysis and evaluation of the produced high-value oils and fatty acids regarding chemical composition, purity, oxidation state, stability, microbiological state etc. and will use these competences to optimise the pilot scale production of high-value oils and fatty acids.