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Innovative model and demonstration based water management for resource efficiency in integrated multitrophic agriculture and aquaculture systems

Objective

The objective of INAPRO is to mobilise industry, member states and stakeholders to promote a new and innovative technical and technological approach right up to an Aquaponic system which allows a nearly emission free sustainable production and contributes remarkably to global food security for the 21st century. Considering that traditional Aquaponic systems, combining aquaculture and hydroponics, have a great potential in saving water and energy and recovering nutrients from wastewater by value chains, the project aims at a real breakthrough for these systems towards commercialization. This will be achieved by a) the model based optimisation of the system concept in respect to water consumption and quality, environmental impact, waste avoidance, CO2 release and nutrient recycling, energy efficiency, management efforts and finally costs and b) the integration of new technologies containing cutting edge approaches such as: 1) innovative one-way water supply for horticulture and water retrieval by condensation, 2) alternative water and energy sources, 3) optimized filter systems, 4) intelligent sensor and management network for an optimized system construction and operation. The viability of INAPRO systems will be proved in concept-based demonstration projects both in rural and in urban areas that offer a potential economic advantage while simultaneously reducing water and carbon footprint. The dissemination activities (to policy, public and end-users) will open new market opportunities and improve market access inside and outside Europe for producers and technology suppliers. These ambitions meet perfectly with the EU strategies under Europe 2020 to face the challenges of dramatic water resource developments in Europe and worldwide. The project supports particularly the Innovation Union with the EIP Water as one key initiative and further the Common Agricultural Policy and will consequently be closely connected to an EIP Action Group in agricultural water management.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/water management
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/fisheries
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/recycling
  • /engineering and technology/other engineering and technologies/food and beverages/food safety
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/energy efficiency
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/horticulture

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2013-WATER-INNO-DEMO
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

FORSCHUNGSVERBUND BERLIN EV
Address
Rudower Chaussee 17
12489 Berlin
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 656 272,98
Administrative Contact
Jessica Andrae

Participants (17)

PAL-ANLAGENBAU GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 814 620
Address
Amtsweg 6
18510 Wittenhagen Ot Abtshagen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Günther Scheibe (Dr.)
AUTOMATION & SOFTWARE GUNTHER TAUSCH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 509 693
Address
Lindenstrasse 63
17033 Neubrandenburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kristin Dulitz (Mrs.)
BEIJING CAUIOT CO. LTD
China
EU contribution
€ 322 800
Address
Xueqing Road A 38 R 912 9 F
100083 Beijing
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Xiangyun Guo (Dr.)
JARDINERIA Y VIVEROS LA NORIA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 199 197
Address
Calle Noria 37
30564 Lorqui
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mariano Vidal (Mr.)
FISCHEREI MURITZ-PLAU GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 204 424
Address
Eldenholz 42
17192 Waren Muritz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ulrich Paetsch (Mr.)
EUROVIX SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 291 600
Address
Viale Enrico Mattei 17
24060 Entratico
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Luisa Bonassi (Dr.)
INAGRO, PROVINCIAAL EXTERN VERZELFSTANDIGD AGENTSCHAP IN PRIVAATRECHTELIJKE VORM VZW
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 207 522
Address
Ieperseweg 87
8800 Rumbeke Roselare
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Stefan Teerlinck (Mr.)
FYTAGORAS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 197 680
Address
Sylviusweg 72
2300 BE Leiden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bert Van Duijn (Prof.)
ALIENOREU SPRL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 200 500
Address
Rue De L'industrie 11
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Elise Regairaz (Mrs.)
CORINNE STUDER

Participation ended

Austria
EU contribution
€ 49 096,02
Address
Springergasse 11/14
1020 Vienna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Corinne Studer (Ms.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 257 556
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christoph Schulte (Mr.)
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 330 943
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tom Bessems (Mr.)
CHINA AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY
China
EU contribution
€ 231 200
Address
Yuanmingyuan Xilu 2 Haidian District
100193 Beijing
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Daoliang Li (Mr.)
YELLOW SEA FISHERIES RESEARCH INSTITUTE, CHINESE ACADEMY OF FISHERY SCIENCES
China
EU contribution
€ 100 425
Address
Nanjing Road 106
266071 Qingdao
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jianguang Fang (Prof.)
HAVFORSKNINGSINSTITUTTET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 99 980
Address
Nordnesgaten 50
5817 Bergen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Helene Pedersen (Ms.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 39 835
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tycho Vermeulen (Mr.)
IFQ GMBH WISMAR GESELLSCHAFT FUR INFORMATIONSVERARBEITUNG, FERTIGUNGSSTEUERUNG UND QUALITATSSICHERUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 268 243
Address
Alter Holzhafen 17A
23966 Wismar
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stefan Wilm (Dr.)