ClearSalmonLiceProject reference: 712116
Funded under :
H2020-EU.3.2. - SOCIETAL CHALLENGES - Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research, and the bioeconomy
Total cost:EUR 71 429
EU contribution:EUR 50 000
Coordinated in:Faeroe Islands
Call for proposal:H2020-SMEINST-1-2015See other projects for this call
Funding scheme:SME-1 - SME instrument phase 1
Frama is seeking phase 1 funding in order to assess the commercial feasibility of ClearSalmonLice - a new sustainable solution to combat the dreaded Sealice and Salmon lice.
ClearSalmonLice is aiming to offer a sustainable, cost-efficient and highly scalable solution to meet producers' demand for combatting lice in aquaculture production of Atlantic salmon. At present, producers lose 9 per cent every year to lice, equivalent to an annual loss of € 400 mill. At the same time, producers spend more than € 300 mill. to combat sea and salmon lice by using chemical and biological remedies with very severe consequences for nature in coastal zones, especially shell fish such as lobster and shrimps.
Frama provides a natural solution without use of chemical and biological remedies. By utilising physical features of mass and density the salmon is guided through a low cost floating device containing fresh water in which lice cannot live. A patent application of our prototype has already been filed.
The feasibility study is intended to assess the commercial viability and marketability of the prototype system. In particular, client feedback to optimize the solution and establish key operational parameters, verifying the appropriate business model and searching potential partners. If the study is positive, a Phase 2 application will be considered to take the project into scale.
EU contribution: EUR 50 000