AquaTech4Feed

Duration 15/05/2020 - 14/05/2023
Funding Body BlueBio ERA-NET COFUND
Project Costs €1.45m
Number of Partners 8

AquaTech4Feed will develop a novel sustainable aquaculture production process based on the production of proteinaceous and high nutritional value feed utilizing aquaculture waste-streams from Recirculating Aquaculture System (RAS). The aim will be to improve fish production and final product quality by novel fish feed from alternative biomass sources, such as algae, duckweed, microbiomes (bioflocs), and insects. The production process will consist of a closed recirculation system for nutrients and water recycling targeting to improved biosafety. Conventional and new technologies and methods will be applied to ensure novel feeds safety and new production processes will be proposed. The project includes feeding trials with lumpfish, salmon and sea bream in order to assess fish production and define production and quality benchmarks.

BMRS’s role is two-fold, we will be involved in the production of the macro-algae and conduct the feeding trials (on salmon and lumpfish using the novel feed produced.

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AquaTech4Feed 177Trial 1: growth performance of Falkenbergia rufolanosa at different TAN concentrations.