The GEOFOOD Project: maximising geothermal well use with aquaponics

At LandIng Aquaculture, it has been part of our vision to get involved in research and development projects to help drive forward the sectors we work in. We are striving to contribute to advances in energy efficiency, robustness in RAS designs, valorization of aquacultural sludges and deepening circular economy principles applied to aquaculture and aquaponics. We are very excited that this vision is becoming reality as we are have started to undertake a number of R&D initiatives that we hope, become fruitful in the coming years.

 

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Proof of Concept RAS for Meagre

LandIng  has finished the front-end engineering of an innovative recirculating aquaculture facility aimed to study the performance of meagre (Argyrosomus regius) grown in intensive conditions. The facilities, planned to be installed in the fishing port of Peniche, Portugal, would be the first of its kind in Europe. The project, which is still in the fundraising stage, is planned for construction in late 2017, with the pilot trials lasting for 2 years. The data gathered during this pilot project will be used as input in the design of a large-scale commercial facility, currently conceptualised by LandIng. 

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Latest updates

We have been quite busy lately here at LandIng, with not much time to update our webpage. As a short update, we are happy to report our involvement in some exciting projects:

  • We are working with a team of experts on a large shrimp farming project in Europe. Details remain confidential. 
  • We are working in collaboration with the The Faculté Universitaire des Sciences Agronomiques de Gembloux (Belgium), helping them to improve their aquatic research facilities and providing engineering advice. 
  • LandIng is also involved in an EU-funded Project with our project partner PONIKA in Slovenia. We are also supporting PONIKA with engineering and biosecurity know-how.
  • In our continuous collaboration with the Dutch Eel reproduction company Glasaal Volendam, we are soon installing a small recirculating aquaculture system for one of their research units (see image).
  • Outside of the EU, we are collaborating  with one of Colombia's largest tilapia producers, Coolfish SA, on the development of land-based tilapia farming projects. 
  • Last but not least, we are proud to be part of the EU Aquaponics Hub:  an aquaponics-focused COST Action in which we offer technical advice and training. 

With some other exciting projects in the horizon, we are expecting to expand this list further in the near future! 

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LandIng welcomes new colleague

LandIng is happy to welcome the newest member to its team: Aquaculture engineer Carlos A Espinal. Carlos started as an Environmental Engineer specialised in Aquaculture from the University of Barcelona, and brings a wealth of aquaculture know-how originating from his 6 year-long aquaculture career. He has been in contact with fish farming operations in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia since the beginning. Within LandIng, Carlos will be involved in early design and R&D, making sure that every project is technologically sound and up-to-date with the latest scientific knowledge.

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LandIng at AE15 in Rotterdam

LandIng Aquaculture is pleased to invite everybody interested to our stand at the yearly Aquaculture Europe Conference, this year organised from 20-23 October in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. We will be showcasing our engineering services as well as some very nice equipment that we are distributing.

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