OBJECTIVES AND EXPECTED ACHIEVEMENTS OBJECTIVES in short:
1) The development of an efficient process for the production of microbial biomass containing long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) such as DHA and EPA
2) The production of feeds for aquaculture that are based on untreated or processed microbial biomass.
3) Data on the effect of "alternative feeds" on e.g. growth, survival and stress tolerance of the fish larvae
4) Establishment of an economic evaluation of the whole integrated process.
The main objective of the current project is the development of alternative feed resources to fish meal and fish oil employing heterotrophic and mixotrophic microorganisms in order to supply the aquaculture industry with feed of constant and good quality that are free of toxins or genetically modified materials. In addition, feed based on a combination of heterotrophic and autotrophic produced microorganisms will be developed. PUFAfeed aims at the evaluation of Single Cell Oils (SCO).
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