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Insects For a Sustainable Aquaculture

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 IFASA project word cloud

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Project "IFASA" data sheet

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Organization address
city: EVRY
postcode: 91000
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 Coordinator Country France [FR]
 Project website
 Total cost 71˙429 €
 EC max contribution 50˙000 € (70%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3.2.5. (Cross-cutting marine and maritime research)
2. H2020-EU.3.2.3. (Unlocking the potential of aquatic living resources)
3. H2020-EU.2.3.1. (Mainstreaming SME support, especially through a dedicated instrument)
 Code Call H2020-SMEINST-1-2016-2017
 Funding Scheme SME-1
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-01-01   to  2017-06-30


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    INNOVAFEED FR (EVRY) coordinator 50˙000.00


 Project objective

Question: What is the main cost driver of aquaculture? Answer: Feed. As protein intake of farmed fish comes mainly from wild caught animals and transgenic soybean flours, feed cost accounts for up to 60% of sales. Overall, commercially available solutions are limited in quantity, nutritionally unsatisfactory, financially unbalanced and ecologically disastrous. Innovafeed is an ambitious start-up in the aquaculture industry, set to revolutionize how fish farmers and ingredient manufacturers apprehend feeding, by bringing economic and environmental sustainability to insect farming. IFASA’s objective is to scale-up the innovative, sustainable, proprietary and cost-effective insect-based production technology the company has developed. It will allow the transformation of low-value agricultural by-products, into high quality nutrients for aquaculture, thereby answering the needs expressed by feed companies, fish and land farmers. This technology is based on Innovafeed’s and its partners’ long lasting expertise in optimizing an insect rearing process and obtaining a product answering fish nutritional needs, as embodied in a first lab-scale production unit able to produce small batches of insects. It also strongly benefits from the company’s market proximity, as 85% of fish farmers already contacted have expressed a strong interest for the project and 12 asked to be supplied with some insect-based feed as soon as possible. During phase 1, Innovafeed will scale-up its farming unit by (a) optimizing the egg production and breeding systems, (b) pursuing regulatory and scientific lobbying initiatives, (c) refining its IP and business strategies, (d) testing the nutritional properties of its feed and (e) continuing on site tests to prepare for phase 2. The main deliverable will be an updated business plan enabling Innovafeed to seize this huge business opportunity. This feasibility study is an essential first step before large-scale industrial production.

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