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Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. - Leibniz- Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries - Germany

The Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, IGB, is an independent and interdisciplinary research centre dedicated to the creation, dissemination, and application of knowledge about freshwater ecosystems including inland fisheries.
Working in close partnership with the scientific community (universities, research institutes), government agencies, as well as the private sector, guarantees the development of innovative solutions to the most pressing challenges facing freshwater ecosystems and human societies.

Role in INAPRO:

The IGB will be responsible for the overall project management, and for project coordination. The IGB will contribute to the project within the fields of

i) modelling of different water management scenarios,

ii) knowledge transfer from science and praxis into concepts refinement,

iii) advising and contributing to design and development of the Aquaponic systems,

iv) integrated data analysis and evaluation of the different demonstration systems (using extended data analysis and statistical methods) v) support the dissemination activities to end- users and industry (based on existing contacts, creating new contacts)

Relevant Experience:

IGB has extensive experience in managing national and international research programmes and networks (MIRAGE, EU; Refresh, EU; SMART, EU PhDprogram; WISER, EU; INKA BB, BMBF). IGB participates in a range of EU and international projects related to freshwater relevant research. Aquaculture is a main research topic. The Departments of Biology and Ecology of Fishes and Ecophysiology and Aquaculture have extensive experiences in projects of water quality monitoring (BioFresh, EU), aquaculture technology (ASTAF-PRO, BMBF 2007/8; Besatzfish, BMBF), artificial reproduction of fish, fish health monitoring and integrated analysis of monitoring data. The institute maintains
intensive connections to fish research partners in Germany, practical fish farmers and enterprises, fish food manufactures, fish farm producers and equipment suppliers.

Main contacts:

Prof. Werner Kloas and Dr. Daniela Baganz

www.igb-berlin.de

 

 

 

PARTNERS

 

PAL-Anlagenbau GmbH Abtshagen -  Germany

The SME Pal-Anlagenbau produces and delivers complex technical systems for animal production in the branch of agriculture since 1992. Seven years ago PAL took the production of aquacultural systems into its portfolio and began to introduce warmwater recirculation systems for production of the African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) to the market. Additionally to the manufacturing of aquacultural systems PAL pursued the strategy of planning and implementing the whole Input / Output chain to accomplish a sustainable regional circulation of products and goods. That includes system construction as well as fingerling production, food purchase up to the processing and marketing of fish and fish products. Meanwhile more than 1000 m³ tank volume for catfish production are running further 750m³ under construction or preparation. 2013 the first production systems in other EU countries will be built by PAL.

Role in INAPRO:

In the project PAL Anlagenbau together with Autosoft GmbH will be overall responsible for the construction and establishing of the demonstration objects. In close cooperation with all project partners an innovative system concept, construction details and constructional documents will be elaborated. The developed innovative solutions from WP1 and WP2 will be integrated and dry-run tested in WP3 and implemented in the demonstration systems in WP4. The extensive experiences and knowledge of PAL and all its involved employees will be carried into the project and ensure a successful construction test run and demonstration period of the systems.

Relevant Experience:

The PAL Anlagenbau GmbH has extensive long year experiences and knowledge with the construction, maintenance and operation of complete aquacultural farms. Their special experiences with warmwater recirculation aquacultural production systems (RAS) make them an excellent SME partner for system building and the design supply of equipment and modules. PAL cooperated in networks of scientists, manufacturers and end-users for the development of Clarias production and established a clearly structured production system from fingerling breeding up to the marketing of fish and fish products (www.fischgut-nord.de). PAL has a close cooperation with scientific partners e.g. the professorship for aquaculture at the Rostock university. PAL Anlagenbau is the overall system responsible for production of Clarias in Germany.

Main Contact:

Dr. Günther Scheibe

www.pal-anlagenbau.de

 

automation & software Günther Tausch - Germany

The company automation & software Günther Tausch GmbH develops and manufactures customized complete solutions in the areas of automation and special mechanical engineering. The company automation & software Günther Tausch GmbH develops the idea, design, software, production, montage, maintenance and commissioning. So the customer can get everything from one source. 1993 the company was founded by Günther Tausch as a one-man company and engineering office. Since 1998 the enterprise is led by him as a GmbH (private limited company) and offers at present 39 highly-qualified assistants a full time workplace.

Role in INAPRO:

Autosoft will be primarily responsible for the design and development of components and modules. Therefore, the focus of the activity is in the Work Package 2 and 3. Because the components and modules must be adjusted according to the loop-back from the test results, autosoft will be involved in all other work packages too.

Relevant Experience:

On account of high innovation potential, many years' experiences and extensive soft- and hardware-technical equipment autosoft disposes of a wide performance spectrum. Autosoft has already many customers and therefore experience in the field of aquaculture. A core competency of autosoft is the automation of fish farms, thereby making the computercontrolled operation and monitoring of the facility, including the feeding process possible. By autosoft the software and hardware and technology are developed.

Main Contact:

Andreas Tessmar, André Seidel, Michael Weirich and Jörg Schinke

www.autosoft-nb.de

 

 

Beijing CAUIOT Co. Ltd. - China

Beijing CAUIOT Co., LTD is engaged in the development, achievements conversion, manufacture and sales of agricultural IOT technology products. It has developed 8 distinct types of agricultural sensors, 6 types of wireless network test and control terminals, and 3 groups of application platforms, as well as establishing demonstration bases for aquaculture, farm irrigation, greenhouse facilities and ecological land monitoring in 20 provinces and cities such as Jiangsu province, Shandong province, Tianjin, Xinjiang, Hebei, Shanghai, Beijing, Hubei, Jiangxi, Zhejiang, and Hainan.

Role in INAPRO:

The CAUIOT is responsible for the demonstration and dissemination. The CAUIOT will contribute to the project within the fields of

1) To create demonstration hybrid system for agriculture and aquaculture in China;

2) To integrate all technologies together in this program with the ultimate aim to have full control over the aquaculture and agriculture process;

3) To test and evaluate the hybrid system.


CAUIOT plays an important role in opening the door to the Asian market, its manufacturers and end-users for European SMEs.

Relevant Experience:

CAUIOT has extensive experience in integration and demonstration in agriculture and aquaculture. Up to now, CAUIOT has undertaken 8 demonstration projects in above mentioned field, such as monitoring and control Project for Chinese mitten crab culture in Yixing, Intelligent Greenhouse Control Project in Chongqing, intelligent irrigation control system of farmland in Xinjiang, demonstration project of water-saving irrigation forecast in Feixiang and so on. CAUIOT has established close connections with vegetable and seafood cultivation partners, local governments and enterprises.

Main Contact:

Xinyu Chen, Zhenzhi Wang, Xiaohua Wei, Cong Wang and Wei Zhu

www.caiot.com

 

 

 

 

Tilamur - Spain

Tilamur is a Small-Medium-Enterprise created due to the continued growth of aquaculture worldwide. The commitment to sustainability, traceability and quality of the final product are the main concerns of our company, in order to obtain a product with its own identity. Following the desire to innovate and explore new products that may have its place in the market, Tilamur raised the challenge of combining the cultivation of vegetables and fish in the same closed environment. The result of this experience was a perfect symbiosis between aquaculture and hydroponics, generating a 100% sustainable food.

Role in INAPRO:

Tilamur is responsible of :
1. Terrain contribution for the facilities.
2. Skilled labour contribution.
3. Use of resources for carrying out the demonstration activities of the project in Spain
e.g. water, power supply, warehouse, etc. already present in our facilities.

Relevant Experience:

Tilamur as an enterprise contributing physical and human resources, will be of paramount importance for the project with the already existing experience and knowledge in the field of aquaculture and aquaponics. Tilamur will contribute practical experiences and knowledge during the construction and demonstration run of the INAPRO system in Spain.

Main Contact:

Mariano Vidal, Engineer José Antonio Vidal Torrano, Dr. David Verdiell-Cubedo and Engineer José Luis Linares Hernández

www.tilamur.com 

 

 

Fischerei Müritz-Plau - Germany

The Fischerei Müritz-Plau GmbH is the biggest inland fisheries enterprise in Germany. Traditional lake and river fisheries, aquaculture and fish processing and marketing are part of their production. The company is a private limited company (GmbH) and SME with about 100 employees. 27 000 ha inland waters with 90 lakes and rivers with 10 local fisheries belong to the area managed by the Mueritzfischer in the north of Germany. The aquaculture facilities for incubation, raising of fingerlings and food fish production comprise ponds, flow through raceways, circular tanks with open recirculation and closed recirculation systems. Own processing facilities enable the production of frozen, smoked, pickled or convenience food products.

Role in INAPRO:

Mueritzfischer is the end-user for the demonstration object in Germany. They will be a direct project partner responsible for: contributing the building site for the facility, contribute skilled aquaculture labour, contribute resources for carrying out the demonstration activities of the project e.g. water, power supply, warehouse, etc. that are available at the existing facilities. Mueritzfischer act as building owner for the demonstration farm with the respevtive responsibilities. They will breed and raise the fish and conduct for daily duties like control, cleaning and maintenance work. They will support the project team in data collection and contribute experiences to modelling, design and construction of the INAPRO system.

Relevant Experience:

The Mueritzfischer GmbH is a long traditioned inland fisheries enterprise with extensive experience in pond fisheries and aquaculture. In the 1960s they started with intensive aquaculture in tanks and basins incubating eggs of wild captured fish, raising fry and fingerlings and later on keeping trout spawners and producing trout fingerlings and food fish in circular tanks and netcages. Since the 1980s the Mueritzfischer GmbH began even to experiment with open and closed recirculation systems and with the production of several warmwater species like carp, bighead, eel, sander or sturgeon. During the last years the team around Ulrich Paetsch and Ulf Rehberg gained experience with coregonids, burbot, tench and several other fish species.

Main Contact:

Ulrich Paetsch and Ulf Rehberg

www.mueritzfischer.de

 

 

EUROVIX - Italy

EUROVIX is an R&D performing SME specialized in the study, design, experimentation and development of products and technologies in the field of biotechnologies applied to the environment. Thanks to advanced equipments and facilities EUROVIX is able to manage internally all the phases of the development process, from preliminary studies to industrialization. It cooperates with many Universities and Research Centres for the scientific validation of its technologies. EUROVIX is organized in the 4 divisions (Water, Agro, Zoo and Enviro) and it is a Member of the National Research Registry of the Ministry of University and Scientific Technological Research (MIUR) and of the MIUR Registry of Laboratories of Research.

Role in INAPRO:

EUROVIX is involved in both R&D and Demonstration activities foreseen by the project. Thanks to its expertise in the field of sanitation of aquatic ecosystems and application devices for biological promoters, EUROVIX will contribute to concept and modelling, design and development of components and modules, integration and testing and demonstration of INAPRO systems besides transversal activities dedicated to Management and Dissemination of project results.

Relevant Experience:

Wide experience in the application of biological promoters in extensive, intensive and hyper-intensive and biological recirculation systems (RAS) fish farms; application of promoters in cold and warm water fishes, fresh and salt water in different countries; application of bio activators in intensive and extensive agriculture. Relevant projects: research project in the field of depuration of wastewater from agricultural production in collaboration with the University of Bari; research project on the selection of new microbial strains for soil and water remediation in collaboration with the University of Verona; large research project in the field of aquatic ecosystems involving Everglades National Park and application of water bioremediation in important natural areas.

Main Contact:

Dario Bonassi, Sante Ansferri and Emanuele Arici

www.eurovix.it

 

Inagro - Belgium

Inagro has a long history of agricultural research: since its start in 1956 the number of research topics has continuously enlarged. Nowadays Inagro focuses on agri- and horticulture, including the integral supply chain upstream and downstream and the linkages with nature, environment and society. Prospective plans focus on the production of food, including functional foods, feed, fuel, fibre, flower, pharmacy and bio refinery practices. Inagro intends to develop into a core knowledge partner and centre of excellence, through applied and practice-oriented scientific research for the professional sector and the agrofood cluster; for the community, the provincial services and every policy level. A true asset of the research centre is an infrastructure perfectly aligned with the needs to perform applied research in the different fields of agriculture and horticulture.

Role in INAPRO:

Inagro performs applied research on the integration of aquaculture and horticulture by growing fruit vegetables on effluent water coming from the fish production unit. The main outcome of this setup will be a possible kg fish production/ m² tomato culture in the greenhouse. On the other hand Inagro will be one of the 4 demonstration sites where tomato culture, fish culture and biogas production will be integrated by exchange of water and energy.

Relevant Experience:

Inagro has applied expertise in state of the art horticulture in greenhouses (600m²) as well as culture of freshwater fish in 8 intensive closed aquaculture recirculating systems (RAS) with in total 200 m³ water in circulation. An existing biogas production unit with a 31 kW engine driven by biogas will provide heating energy and electricity for the fish production site and greenhouse.

Main Contact:

Stefan Teerlinck and Peter Bleyaert

www.inagro.be

 

 

Fytagoras - The Netherlands

Fytagoras Plant Science BV is an innovative contract research and development company (SME) located in Leiden. Fytagoras is internationally active with projects and customers in Europe and Asia. Fytagoras is dedicated to the increasing need to monitor growth and quality aspects of seeds and crops. Their knowledge in this field is used for research towards practical solutions in the agro-, food and phytopharma market. They translate questions out of the market to the development of novel measurement and sensor systems for which they cooperate with strategic partners.

Role in INAPRO:

Fytagoras provides both crop and water monitoring equipment (growWatch system) including novel optical sensor based measuring devices for measurement of oxygen level (at the root zone in growth substrates as well as in water), pH and temperature. Fytagoras contributes to the analysis and interpretation of the data and advice on the modelling.

Relevant Experience:

With respect to horticulture Fytagoras developed and applied (optical) sensors for measuring on plants or their environment, in the underground and above the ground. The sensors supply tools to monitor the growing crop and adapt process parameters to optimise growth. They can be applied for the development of new innovative growth processes. For many companies Fytagoras is active in development and application of (optical) measurement systems to improve plant propagation materials, like seeds and tissue cultures. The sensors find application in the chain from plant improvement, production, sorting, quality evaluation to transport of seeds and plants. In the field of plant stress related to secondary metabolite production Fytagoras aims at the development and application of (optical) sensors to control and standardize the production of plant metabolites for the food-, cosmetics and pharmaceutical market. The sensors are applied for growth of plant organs in conditioned environment like phytotrons and greenhouses. Similar sensors can be applied in units like bioreactors and aquaculture. A group of excellent researchers and technicians with skills in optical sensor technology, spectroscopy, ICT, plant and seed physiology, tissue culture technology, plant secondary metabolites and plant cultivation is employed by the company. Laboratories are perfect for their task with state of the art equipment, including growth facilities under controlled environment.

Main Contact:

Prof. Dr. Bert van Duijn and Dr. Anton Blaakmeer

www.fytagoras.nl

 

 

 

 

AliénorEU - Belgium

Working in full collaboration with the European institutions, AliénorEU monitors EU developments regarding environmental and agricultural policies and provides legal and political advice to policy-makers and stakeholders. AliénorEU promotes and disseminates the results of projects and uses its relations with policy makers to find support to the project. AliénorEU enables its partners to enhance their presence and visibility at the European level, to improve their knowledge and expertise on EU policies and processes and to build a solid dialogue with key players.

Role in INAPRO:

AliénorEU leads the dissemination and exploitation WP. Aliénor ensures that the project has a great visibility, especially on the European scene, in order to inform policy makers, the academic community and end-users. The ultimate goal is for the project to serve European policies in terms of water quality, quantity and management, demonstrated the potential of the techniques developed and to find a potential use or commercialization of these techniques.

Main Contact:

Elise Regairaz and Mélanie Lamaison

www.alienoreu.com

 

 

Fraunhofer Application Center System Technology - Germany

Fraunhofer Application Center System Technology AST, founded in 1995 is an independent branch of the Fraunhofer IOSB Karlsruhe, It is directed by Prof Thomas Rauschenbach. Fraunhofer Application Center System Technology AST develops innovative and practical solutions for the power and water supply industries, carries out research on embedded systems, energy topics such as smart grids, energy storages and demand-side-management, and computer-assisted, intelligent, optimised process management (decision support systems) in the field of water supply and treatment, hydropower plants cascade optimization, flood forecast and control.

Role in INAPRO:

The Fraunhofer Application Center for System Technology (AST) contributes to the proposed program through its expertise in system engineering especially through its research and development activities in the field of modelling, monitoring and control of complex systems.

Relevant Experience:

Fraunhofer AST has participated in more than 100 international and national projects on modelling and control of complex systems as well as the development of decision support systems, e.g., Beijing Water project from 2004 to 2009, AST developed a decision support system for China’s capital Beijing. In the Beijiang river project (2011) an optimal allocation and Management Decision Support System for river water resources and cascades of hydropower stations on the basis of WaterLib 2.0 models library was developed.

Main Contact:

Thomas Rauschenbach, André Weiskopf and Divas Karimanzira

www.iosb.fraunhofer.de

 

 

 

Wageningen University – Biomass Refinery & Process Dynamics - The Netherlands

As one of the 92 chair groups, the Biomass Refinery & Process Dynamics (BRD) Group of the Wageningen University has the following strategic mission: advancing the quality of life in a bio-based society by systematic studies on the dynamics of complex interactions in food, water and bio-based production systems for synthesis, control and design. The mission is accomplished by mathematical modelling, identification and modelbased control studies for real-world applications. Major application fields are (waste)water treatment, biotechnology and food and agricultural engineering. The chair group is part of the Department of Agrotechnology and Food Sciences.

Role in INAPRO:

WU is responsible for Work Package 1 ‘Concept and modelling”, with its focus on modelling of the integrated aquaponic system and on innovative concepts for water and energy management. The WU contributes to the project within the fields of

i) modelling of water management scenarios, and aquaponic management and control for nutrient recovery,

ii) realization of wastewater treatment technologies with on-line monitoring and control strategies,

iii) integration of a water and energy optimised freshwater aquaponic system

iv) testing and real time validation of large scale integrated optimised freshwater aquaponic systems,

v) supporting the dissemination activities to end- users and industry

Relevant Experience:

WU has extensive experience in national and international research programmes and networks. The BRD group participated in the following EU-funded projects: FAIR project CT 98-4362 ‘NICOLET Optimal control of nitrate accumulation in greenhouse lettuce and other leafy vegetables”, COST 682 ‘Integrated Wastewater management”, COST 624 ‘Optimal Management of Wastewater Systems”, SAFE under the Quality of Life programme, QLK5-CT-2001-00560 and FP5 NNE5-2001-00683 ‘WATERGY” (A novel solar humid-air-collector system for sustainable greenhouse and housing). Via Wageningen International the University has Memorandums of Understanding of international exchange with, among others, such as CAU.

Main Contact:

Dr. Karel J Keesman and Dr. Gerard van Willigenburg

www.wageningenur.nl

 

 

 

China Agriculture University - China

The China Agricultural University, CAU is a leading agricultural education and research institution in China, offering a wide range of subjects majoring in agriculture, aquaculture, biology, resource and environment, information & electrical engineering, economics, management, humanities and social science, etc. The China-EU Center for Information & Communication Technologies in Agriculture (CICTA) of China Agricultural University is mainly devoted to the research and development of agricultural internet of things (IOT) and related products, with a specific focus on the research of advanced sensing technology, wireless network technology, intelligent processing technology, agriculture system integration technology and the information service technology for IOT in the field of agriculture, formulating agricultural IOT standards, and building agricultural IOT platform and practical products.

Role in INAPRO:

In the present projects, CAU contributes their research experiences of smart sensor, wireless sensor network and intelligent information processing. They take part in the fields of:

i) Model of water quality monitoring and aquaponic management and controlling system;

ii) Implementation of a modular control system;

iii) Testing of water quality monitoring system;

iv) Integration and Demonstration water quality monitoring and remote controlling system.

CAU will enable the distribution and dissemination of project results to the Asian scientific community and thus also facilitate market entrance and access in Asia.

Relevant Experience:

In the last five years, the CICTA holds bi-lateral agreements on scientific cooperation with various institutions from 19 countries. CICTA has a good partnership with partners IGB, FRAUNHOFER, WU, YSFRI in this programme and long cooperation history with them. CICTA has finished more than 50 international or national projects on fish farming and green house. They have obtained 36 national patents in the fields of intelligent sensors, wireless sensor network and intelligent control of agriculture, and more than 60 demonstration fish farms distributed all over China.

Main Contact:

Prof. Daoliang Li, Dr. Yingyi Chen, Dr. Yaoguang Wei, Dr. Chunhong Liu, Dr. Zhenbo Li,Dr. QingLing Duan and Dr. Longqing Sun

www.cau.edu.cn

 

 

Yellow Sea Fisheries Research Institute - China

The Yellow Sea Fishery Research Institute, CAFS, especially the department of Mariculture Ecology does mainly research on the sustainable marine and freshwater aquaculture in theory and technology application. The work focuses on eco-physiology of dominant species, such as fish, bivalves and shrimp etc. and on the integrated multi-trophic aquaculture technology (IMTA), which intends to reduce the environmental impact of species raised in aquaculture. By co-culture with different multi-trophic species, nutrients and energy could be re-cycled. Several modes of IMTA have been set up and explored in large scale in northern China.

Role in INAPRO:

The institute contributes to the proposed project through its expertise in technologies for fish farming, water quality monitoring, modelling of feeding, nutrient supply and growth. The main tasks within this project are

i) development and application of computer models to simulate and optimise the system solution with respect to environmental impact and nutrient recycling (considering fish growth parameter)

ii) design of the test specification,

iii) testing rural and urban demonstrations objects in China,

iv) evaluating the monitoring results of the demonstration objects,

v) analysis of the market in Asia,

vi) support the dissemination activities to researchers, end- users and industry especially in Asia.

Relevant Experience:

The group has extensive experiences in projects concerned with aquaculture technology (National High-tech Research and Development Programme), interaction of aquaculture and environment (National Natural Science Foundation project), carrying capacity assessment (International cooperation project: YSFRI (Yellow Sea Fisheries Research Institute) and IDRC (International research & development centre, Canada) and an EU 6th framework project: Carrying capacity of Chinese Bays and impact of marine culture on environment). The institute maintains intensive connections with aquaculture enterprises and end-users.

Main Contact:

Prof. Jianguang Fang, Prof. Fang, Prof. Jihong Zhang, and Prof. Qingyin Wang

www.ysfri.ac.cn

 

 

 

Havforskningsinstituttet - Insitute of Marine Research - Norway

The Institute of Marine Research, Norway, belongs to the Norwegian Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs, and works with research and governmental advice for better management of marine ecosystems and aquaculture. One of its main goals is to combine the results of experimental work, field data and modelling so as to give advice regarding the framework and potential of aquaculture.

Role in INAPRO:

In the present project, researchers with wide experience in Scandinavian aquaculture, filter systems and in monitoring of water quality for aquaculture purposes are advisers when developing the new aquaculture and green house water re use systems. Their main task is, however, to evaluate the applicability of INAPRO systems in the Scandinavian aquaculture with regard to water quality demands and welfare issues for economically important Scandinavian species, such as Atlantic salmon smolt, Arctic charr, Rainbow trout and Brown trout. New interesting species emerging in Scandinavian aquaculture as eel, carp and sturgeon will also be considered.

Relevant Experience:

IMR has been a driving force in the development of extensive and semi-intensive aquaculture production methods since the 1970s, and has now shifted its focus to the optimisation of intensive methods. Central aspects of the work include basic studies of fish welfare and the ecological effects of aquaculture.

Main Contact:

Dr. Anders Mangor-Jensen, Dr. Lars Helge Stien and Dr. Øivind Bergh.

www.imr.no

 

 

 

Stichting Dienst Landbouwkundig Onderzoek - The Netherlands

Stichting Dienst Landbouwkundig onderzoek (DLO) is the research-branch of Wageningen University and Research Centre. DLO is an independent foundation focussed on agriculture, aquaculture and fisheries. Both PPO/PR Horticulture and IMARES (Inst. for Marine Resources and Ecosystem Studies) are part of it. PPO/PRI is a contract-based research institute working with farmers to facilitate knowledge flow from academia to practice, and to find solutions for challenges at growers’ level. PPO/PRI designs novel production systems to meet challenges of sustainability, food security and health. Soilless, recirculating systems, energy saving greenhouses and emission free fishery systems are among these. Integration into aquaponics is upcoming and provides a new trend in closing nutrient, water and energy loops. IMARES is specialised in strategic and applied research with focus on Marine Living Resource Management. 200 experts work on (inter)national projects for public and private sectors. IMARES is ISO 17025:2005 accredited for chemical and eco-toxicological activities. The aquaculture department conducts research on intensive fish culture for more than 20 years. The department has extensive expertise in recirculation aquaculture systems to minimize emission of nutrients.

Role in INAPRO:

 

PPO/PRI provides expertise in system engineering for horticultural systems (nutrients, recirculation, climate control) and aquaculture systems as well as the guidelines for evaluation of the test systems (WP’s 1, 2 and 3). In the project IMARES contributes to

a)knowledge transfer from science and praxis into concepts refinement (WP1) and

b) advising and contributing to design and development of the Aquaponic systems (WP2).

Relevant Experience:

PPO/PRI is with 120 employees internationally the largest applied research team focussed on greenhouse horticulture. Their expertise ranges from plant physiology, greenhouse technology, crop protection to innovation processes and business development. Our researchers are leading in plant nutrition, systems development for new cropping systems and water management in horticulture. IMARES has experience in management of European projects (Blue Label (FAIR CT98-9158), Solemates (Q5CR-2001- 71039), Lucioperca (Q5CR-2001-70594), Turpro (507080) and in organising international conferences. Relevant on-going Research for SME projects are Feed and Treat and Maximus. The focus in these is optimisation of farming of fish in recirculation aquaculture systems (RAS) with respect to sustainability and diversification by farming of new species.

Main Contact:

Ir. Tycho Vermeulen and Ir. Andries Kamstra

www.wur.nl

 

 

IFQ - Germany

The IFQ Wismar GmbH was founded in 1992 as an engineering company. Principal activities are the provisions of engineering services for customized solutions to rationalize administrative and production processes. With our services in engineering (design, development and construction), software development and automation we offer complete solutions for special machines and test modules. Custom software systems are found in the technical field as well as in the organization of firms. As consulting services we help companies in the establishment of quality and environmental and energy management systems.

Role in INAPRO:

The IFQ is primarily responsible for design and development of components and modules in consultation with the company autosoft. Therefore, the focus of the activity is in the Work Package 2 and 3. Because the components and modules defined in loop-back depend on the results of upstream work packages IFQ is also involved in other work packages.

Relevant Experience:

Since 1992 we work on exclusively customized tasks. Priorities in the field sewage / waste and its treatment are the design, construction and monitoring of the implementation of conveyor systems in biogas plants. Based on this technology, conveying systems have been developed and implemented for sewage sludge and water conveyor systems in the field of wastewater treatment. Our consulting focuses are material flow analysises, bio-gas or the introduction of environmental management systems with hazardous material cadastres, legal documents, and technical systems such as water treatment plants etc.

Main Contact:

Falk Friese (Dipl.-Inform.), Michael Bahlke (Dipl.-Ing.), Mr. Moyseszik (Dipl.-Ing.) and Dr. Wilm

www.ifq.de