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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 619137

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2014

  • End date

    30 June 2018

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 9 229 598,78

  • EU contribution

    € 5 981 587

Coordinated by:

FORSCHUNGSVERBUND BERLIN EV

Germany

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.
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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

AUTOMATION & SOFTWARE GUNTHER TAUSCH GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 509 693

BEIJING CAUIOT CO. LTD

China

EU Contribution

€ 322 800

JARDINERIA Y VIVEROS LA NORIA SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 199 197

FISCHEREI MURITZ-PLAU GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 204 424

EUROVIX SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 291 600

INAGRO, PROVINCIAAL EXTERN VERZELFSTANDIGD AGENTSCHAP IN PRIVAATRECHTELIJKE VORM VZW

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 207 522

FYTAGORAS BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 197 680

ALIENOREU SPRL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 200 500

CORINNE STUDER

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 49 096,02

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 257 556

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 330 943

CHINA AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY

China

EU Contribution

€ 231 200

YELLOW SEA FISHERIES RESEARCH INSTITUTE, CHINESE ACADEMY OF FISHERY SCIENCES

China

EU Contribution

€ 100 425

HAVFORSKNINGSINSTITUTTET

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 99 980

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 39 835

IFQ GMBH WISMAR GESELLSCHAFT FUR INFORMATIONSVERARBEITUNG, FERTIGUNGSSTEUERUNG UND QUALITATSSICHERUNG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 268 243

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 619137

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2014

  • End date

    30 June 2018

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 9 229 598,78

  • EU contribution

    € 5 981 587

Coordinated by:

FORSCHUNGSVERBUND BERLIN EV

Germany

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