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Electrochemical Oxidation in the Recirculating Aquaculture Systems Industry

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Recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) operate by filtering and removing water pollutants from the fish tanks so it can be reused. Since its introduction, RAS production has increased in volume and species with a CAGR of 14%/year, and has a worldwide market estimated in €6.4 billion. Marine RAS is expensive to purchase and operate, and requires high biomass culture density (kg/m3) that implies fast accumulation of toxic metabolized compounds in low water volume, implying significant volumes of fresh water. Thus, RAS end-users need cost-efficient technologies that can work in these conditions. Market available solutions are mainly bio-filtration and ozone treatments, and cannot work under these challenging conditions, showing efficacy fluctuations and start-up periods that increase the production stages and their costs.
That scenario has encouraged APRIA SYSTEMS, a SME with more than 9 years of experience in water treatment process, to develop ELOXIRAS. Its first prototype is based on new advanced electrochemical oxidation technology, allowing to increase production (30%), reduce fresh water consumption (20%), and increase the efficacy on removing pollutants (>90%). It can be adjusted to different RAS facilities (modular & versatile), and is easy to operate without efficacy fluctuations and start-up periods, then can be also used on logistics operations to guarantee best fish transport conditions and efficiencies. ELOXIRAS will be upgraded by APRIA supported by key technology partners as MAGNETO SPECIAL ANODES (reactor specialist) and 2 RAS end-users: RODECAN and IRTA (industrial validation tests). This approach will allow APRIA to commit on achieving a RAS EU market share of 7% for 3 marine species (seabream, seabass, turbot) primary over key RAS EU countries (Spain, France, UK, Italy, Denmark, The Netherlands). That conservative market share will permit a total ELOXIRAS sales of 1385 modules in the first 5 years of commercialisation.

Zaproszenie do składania wniosków

H2020-SMEInst-2014-2015

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Szczegółowe działanie

H2020-SMEINST-2-2015

Koordynator

APRIA SYSTEMS SL
Wkład UE netto
€ 1 039 221,36
Adres
Polig Parque Empresarial De Morero S/n, Parcela 2. Nave 1-5 Guarnizo
39611 Astillero (El)
Hiszpania

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Region
Cantabria Cantabria
Rodzaj działalności
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Środki z innych źródeł
€ 1 039 221,36

Uczestnicy (2)

MAGNETO SPECIAL ANODES BV
Niderlandy
Wkład UE netto
€ 269 433,14
Adres
Calandstraat 109
3125BA Schiedam

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MŚP

Organizacja określiła się jako MŚP (firma z sektora małych i średnich przedsiębiorstw) w czasie podpisania umowy o grant.

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Groot-Rijnmond
Rodzaj działalności
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Środki z innych źródeł
€ 269 433,14
RODECAN SL
Hiszpania
Wkład UE netto
€ 112 788,93
Adres
Barro Fonfria
39527 Ruiloba Canatbria

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MŚP

Organizacja określiła się jako MŚP (firma z sektora małych i średnich przedsiębiorstw) w czasie podpisania umowy o grant.

Tak
Region
Cantabria Cantabria
Rodzaj działalności
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Środki z innych źródeł
€ 112 788,93