Research on enzyme application technology in collagen production from Vietnam's sea jellyfish
Reporting to the Acceptance Council, Project Leader Dr. Tran Manh Ha, Institute of Marine Environment and Resources, said that collagen is now widely applied in life. Many studies on collagen extraction and production from different raw materials have been carried out but so far there are very few studies on collagen extraction from jellyfish. Seeing the potential from the source of jellyfish, the Institute proposed and was assigned the task of implementing this research topic by the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
The Board of Directors has gathered and built a team of officials and scientists from research institutes, companies and enterprises to form a cooperative group during the implementation of the project. This is a new field with a lot of potential for application in Vietnam, and is also a good opportunity to improve the research capacity of staff, so that graduate students can collect materials, internships and experiments. It is an opportunity to strengthen the connection between the research institutions and the production facilities.
On December 28, 2021, the Ministry of Industry and Trade held an acceptance test of the task "Research on enzyme application technology in collagen production from Vietnam's marine jellyfish resources"
The project has built a technological process, a model of equipment to apply enzymes to extract collagen from Vietnamese jellyfish with a scale of 1,000 kg of raw materials/batch; Produced a total of 522 kg of collagen powder with purity from 82.6% to 83.7%, and 75,000 collagen-containing functional food capsules (content 200 mg/tablet) to ensure safety and quality prescribed by the Ministry of Health.
The research team has completed building the technological process for collagen production from jellyfish, and tested at laboratory scale, pilot scale and factory scale at 1,000kg of raw materials/batch. Through calculation, the application of collagen production process from sea jellyfish will bring very high profit value, contributing to increase the rate of value-added products, and limit raw processed products, strictly according to the Party’s policies and State’s laws.
The results of the project opens up a new direction in taking advantage of Vietnam's aquatic resources, helping production facilities (aquatic processing enterprises) to access new technologies and expanded manufacturing, contributing to improving the value of jellyfish resources, diversifying processed products, meeting the needs of domestic consumption and export.
The project has produced a total of 75,000 collagen-containing functional food capsules (content 200 mg/tablet), ensuring safety and quality according to the regulations of the Ministry of Health
During the implementation of the task, the project supported training 01 Master in Chemical Engineering. Research results have been published in 02 articles in international scientific journals; 02 articles in specialized domestic journals, and 01 presentation at domestic specialized conferences.
“This is the first Vietnamese study on collagen extraction technology from jellyfish, so it is difficult for us to find references. It is very important to research to find the right process, technology and effective extraction and high product quality. Thanks to the support of facilities to produce 1,000 kg/batch of some enterprises, the research team has completed this task. Due to the short time, the study has not fully evaluated all aspects of economic efficiency. However, this is really a very potential direction for Vietnam's seafood industry,” said Project leader Dr. Tran Manh Ha.
Collagen powder has a purity from 82.6% to 83.7%, ensuring safety and meeting quality standards according to regulations of the Ministry of Health
Through the appraisal at the facility and reporting on the results of the implementation of the task, the members of the Advisory Council on Evaluation and Acceptance of the Ministry of Industry and Trade agreed to accept the project. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phi Quyet Tien, Chairman of the Council, said that enzyme technology (Pepsin) applied in collagen production from jellyfish promises to bring high efficiency, create safe products, ensure quality and minimize environmental pollution. This is the direction of application and development of green industry in seafood processing today, in line with the development trend of the world.
The Council assessed this as an important task and recommended the Ministry of Industry and Trade to continue researching the pilot production project in order to perfect technology and equipment on an industrial scale, contributing to increasing production efficiency, reducing product costs, increasing production scale and expanding to many production facilities to make full use of the huge source of jellyfish raw materials in the sea of Vietnam.
Project leader Dr. Tran Manh Ha - Institute of Marine Environment and Resources
Source: Industry and Trade Magazine / Vietnam Ministry of Industry and Trade
Detailed information at: https://moit.gov.vn/khoa-hoc-va-cong-nghe/nghien-cuu-san-xuat-collagen-tu-sua-bien.html
Translated by Tuyet Nhung
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