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Integrated on-farm Aquaponics systems for co-production of fish, halophyte vegetables, bioactive compounds, and bioenergy

Project description

Aquaponics for vegetable and fish production

Fresh water shortages and salinisation processes in farmland increase concerns related to food security. Farmers are seeking salt-tolerant solutions as well as synergies for better results. Aquaponics could be a viable proposal. Salicornia Europaea, a salt-tolerant plant that grows in saline farmlands, is farmed and commercialised in the EU. Except for the fresh tips and some parts of the woody stem, about 80 % of the harvest is wasted as the salt content makes it unsuitable as a fertiliser. The EU-funded AQUACOMBINE project proposes a new approach to valorise the woody residue of Salicornia for biochemicals and bioenergy production. The project will also investigate the use of aquaponics to optimally use all Salicornia fractions to create nutrient-rich fish feeds.

Field of science

  • /agricultural sciences/agricultural biotechnology/biomass
  • /agricultural sciences/animal and dairy science
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/horticulture/vegetable growing

Call for proposal

H2020-RUR-2019-1
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg
Denmark
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 2 801 605,50

Participants (16)

LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 729 272,50
Address
Universitetsomradet Porson
971 87 Lulea
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 334 696,25
Address
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HOCHSCHULE BREMERHAVEN - UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES
Germany
EU contribution
€ 612 875
Address
An Der Karlstadt 8
27568 Bremerhaven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 557 000
Address
Place De L Universite 1
1348 Louvain La Neuve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HOCHSCHULE FLENSBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 558 750
Address
Kanzleistrasse 91-93
24943 Flensburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 299 013,75
Address
Campus Universitário De Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRO INTERDISCIPLINAR DE INVESTIGACAO MARINHA E AMBIENTAL
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 320 220
Address
Av General Norton De Matos S/n
4450 208 Matosinhos
Activity type
Research Organisations
CELABOR SCRL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 357 875
Address
Avenue Du Parc 38 Zoning De Petit Rechain
4650 Herve Chaineux
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENVIROHEMP SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 261 975
Address
Pol Ind Aloa Calle A Nave 03
31100 Puente La Reina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RIASEARCH, UNIPESSOAL, LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 380 907,63
Address
Rua Do Farol, N.131, Torrao Do Lameiro, Aveiro
3880 394 Ovar
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ALPHA AQUA A/S
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 1 681 925
Address
John Tranums Vej 23
6705 Esbjerg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LUCAS CORINNE
France
EU contribution
€ 165 951,63
Address
Rue Du Moulin 4
44350 La Turballe
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DK BEAUTY AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 28 291,38
Address
Peder Larsens Vej 3
7330 Brande
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Thise Mejeri amba
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 114 800
Address
Sundsorevej 62
7870 Roslev
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FOOD-PROCESSING INITIATIVE E. V
Germany
EU contribution
€ 285 675
Address
Ritterstrasse 19
33602 Bielefeld
Activity type
Other
ADRAL - AGENCIA DE DESENVOLVIMENTO REGIONAL DO ALENTEJO SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 299 050
Address
Rua 24 De Julho 1 1 E
7000 673 Evora
Activity type
Other