DMC Research develops Alquabiotic project to develop aquaculture feed based on microalgae hydrolysates supplemented with probiotic microorganisms.
The ALQUABIOTIC project aims to develop a new feed for aquaculture in which part of the fishmeal by a microalgae hydrolysate enriched in probiotic microorganisms.
Specifically, the project aims to develop high-quality food of sustainable origin, which ensures not only the growth of organisms, but also increases their health, resistance to stress and disease-causing agents within cropping systems.
It is a research project led by the company GLOBAL FEED, in which biotechnology companies also participate: DMC Research Center and Biorizon Biotech, together with two public research organizations, Universidad de Almería and Universidad de Granada.
GLOBAL FEED, as a leading company in animal feed products, is interested in the development of new products for application in aquaculture, Biorizon Biotech pioneer in the application and development of enzymatic hydrolysates of microalgae, aims to diversify in applications of its products, such as aquaculture.
Finally, DMC Research with great experience in the development of probiotic products and microorganisms with application in human and animal food, has already developed additives for the aquaculture sector and has experience in other aquaculture projects, such as Aquahealth, developed in collaboration with the technological center CTAQUA in which DOMCA tested natural extracts to improve the health status and immune system of fish.
ALQUABIOTIC is interested in applying these products to develop a line of aquaculture products differentiated by making sustainable use of natural resources, in particular by the replacement of fishmeal by microalgae hydrolysates, and with the application of probiotics, with the ultimate goal of each of them to improve their position in the market with respect to the competition.
The project, which will be developed in a coordinated manner by each of its members in the Andalusian provinces of Huelva, Granada and Almería, has a total budget of € 1,067,387.00 and an execution period of 27 months, from October 2018 to December 2020.
The project has been selected to receive a grant from the FEDER-INNTERCONECTA 2018 Program, co-financed with Structural Funds of the European Union, which aims to support experimental development initiatives in the modality of projects in cooperation between companies, with geographical place of development in Andalusia, Canary Islands, Castilla La Mancha, Castilla-León, Extremadura and Murcia.
The FEDER INNTERCONECTA 2018 call is funded by the Industrial Technological Center for Development (CDTI), supported by the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities and co-financed with FEDER Funds (Structural Funds of the European Union) within the Operational Program for Smart Growth 2014-2020.