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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 862834

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2019

  • End date

    30 September 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.4.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 11 072 052,34

  • EU contribution

    € 9 789 883,64

Coordinated by:

AALBORG UNIVERSITET

Denmark

Project description

English EN

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.

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

GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 334 696,25

HOCHSCHULE BREMERHAVEN - UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 612 875

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 557 000

HOCHSCHULE FLENSBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 558 750

UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 299 013,75

CENTRO INTERDISCIPLINAR DE INVESTIGACAO MARINHA E AMBIENTAL

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 320 220

CELABOR SCRL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 357 875

ENVIROHEMP SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 261 975

RIASEARCH, UNIPESSOAL, LDA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 380 907,63

ALPHA AQUA A/S

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 1 681 925

LUCAS CORINNE

France

EU Contribution

€ 165 951,63

DK BEAUTY AS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 28 291,38

Thise Mejeri amba

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 114 800

FOOD-PROCESSING INITIATIVE E. V

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 285 675

ADRAL - AGENCIA DE DESENVOLVIMENTO REGIONAL DO ALENTEJO SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 299 050

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 862834

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2019

  • End date

    30 September 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.4.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 11 072 052,34

  • EU contribution

    € 9 789 883,64

Coordinated by:

AALBORG UNIVERSITET

Denmark