Carlos Álvarez García (PhD): obtained his doctorate in the University of Oviedo (Spain) in 2012, the topic of the research work was focused on characterization of isolated proteins from porcine blood, based on their functional and antioxidant properties. After that he joined the NutraMara project as Post-doctoral student; at this stage new techniques were developed aiming to recover proteins, peptides, amino acids, minerals and fatty acids from several fisheries wastes (frames, guts, heads, shells or mollusc flesh) and seaweed sources. Currently he is Research Officer in Teagasc Food Research Centre involved in ReValue Protein project, focused in recovery and re-valorisation of molecules of high-added value from co-products and processing streams of meat industry as blood, lungs, heart and other offal. As researcher, his main interest is to develop and apply emerging technologies to increase the value of food wastes and co-products. He has filed 4 patents, published more than 20 research papers, 6 book chapters and attended many national and international conferences.