VIDA Webinar: Demonstration Vouchers. Aquaculture.
- Feb 18, 2019
Webinar: Demonstration Vouchers. Aquaculture. | FEB 19 | 10.00 – 11.00
Facilitated by partners: CLEAN and ZINNAE.
Speaker SME: Jesper Heldbo from AquaCircle.
VIDA – Value added Innovation in fooD chAins aims to accelerate the implementation of new solutions in the food sector which improve the usage of water and energy with the ambition to reduce losses and consumption. VIDA has three different funding schemes to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) seeking new resource efficient solutions.
Besides, ten networking and business brokerage virtual events will be organised by VIDA. The objectives of these events are to showcase SME solutions in a pitch-style; to present their approach in how to tackle VIDA challenges and to support the creation of consortia for Demonstration Vouchers (that requires the collaboration of +2 SME’s). Each Webinar will be addressing one of the VIDA Agrofood sector and their challenges (Farming, Breweries, Wineries, Meat industry, fisheries, soy/milk industry, sugar processing industry, among others).
The topic of this webinar is AQUACULTURE. The introduction text provided by Jesper Heldbo:
The EU imports 70 % of consumed seafood – the majority from aquaculture production in SE-Asia. Spatial competition, ‘red tape’, and environmental concerns are current barriers hindering aquaculture expansion within EU. Landbased Recirculated Aquaculture Systems [RAS] may cope with these barriers as it can be used for a multitude of species in cold or hot freshwater or saltwater. Production is environmental controllable, facilities can be established in urban areas or nearby industrial areas – improving logistic and carbon footprint. Recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) may use as little as 400 liters of water to produce 1 kilo of fish compared to traditional flow-through systems where 40 – 50.000 liters are used. Fish raised in RAS are offered optimal condition for growth, thus feed-consumption are low - between 0,9 to 1,2 depending on the species farmed. In his presentation, Jesper Heldbo will mention the drawbacks: ex. the high investment-costs, the high energy-consumption and not the least some off-flavors generated by the bacteria in the bio-filters. So low water need will be ‘compensated’ by energy-consumption for pumping. When designing facilities the most of constructors will aim for as little head-loss as possible. In semi-RAS (Danish Trout-farms) we normally have a head-loss of just 6-8 centimeters – enough to let gravity move the water around in the raceways.
Do not miss this opportunity to search for solutions, identify partners and prepare proposals for Demonstration Vouchers (DV) by VIDA. 100% project funding available for demonstration projects!