'Rising star' marine scientist wins prestigious fellowship

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A marine ecologist from the Oban-based Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) has been awarded a £1.2 million fellowship to research using animal waste from agriculture and aquaculture to create protein.
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Dr Georgina Robinson plans an overhaul of the current ‘nitrogen cycle’ process by which excess nitrogen in the form of animal waste is turned back into an inert gas and released into the atmosphere.

Instead, Robinson proposes a system that will recycle this waste by using it to feed sea cucumbers and marine worms – so-called deposit feeders – which can then be farmed as a high-protein food source for humans and livestock and may even be used to generate electricity.

Period20 Sep 2019

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