The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) is the largest public research institution in Spain the main agent responsible for implementing the Spanish System for Science, Technology and Innovation. CSIC is ranked the 4th public research institution in Europe with 120 Institutes and 10,642 employees. Its main objective is to develop and promote research that will help bring about scientific and technological progress. CSIC covers all fields of knowledge from basic to applied research, produces 20% of the national scientific output and is the leading patent filer in Spain. CSIC is 1st organisation in Spain and the 10th in Europe in H2020 funding.
CSIC participates in SUSTAINFEED through the Instituto de Ciencias Marinas de Andalucía (ICMAN) and the Institute of Investigaciones Marinas (IIM).
Is the Head of the group “Fish Physiology and Sustainable Aquaculture” of CSIC and has 42 years of experience in research in aquaculture. He has participated in 47 National and International scientific projects. His research line has been focused on the ontogeny and feeding of fish larvae, microdiet design and digestive physiology of juvenile fish.
Founded in 1088, the Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna (UNIBO) is the oldest University of the western world and one of the most important institutions of higher education across Europe. UNIBO is strongly committed to research and innovation and it is one of the most active Italian universities in European and international R&I projects, with more than 400 EU funded projects (FP7&H2020). In Horizon 2020, UNIBO is so far involved in 185 funded projects (46 as coordinator) with more than 73 million Euro.
Unibo participates in SUSTAINFEED through the Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences.
Unibo will participate in the experiments of artemia mass culture, rearing of European sea bass larvae and on-growing with gilthead seabream juveniles. Unibo will also coordinate Dissemination and communication activities
Full Professor at DIMEVET in animal nutrition, has been working for more than fifteen years on fish nutrition and feeding of Mediterranean species. His main working areas is the identification of novel protein sources, the optimization of feed formulations and their effects on growth performance and gut health of the Mediterranean species. He is Coordinator of the NewTechAqua, H2020 project, work package leader of NextGenProteins (H2020) and also involved as PI in the MedAid (H2020) and Novofeed (ERANET) projects.
Project Manager at MATIS. His main research expertise is in the innovation and development of alternative and sustainable proteins and environmental impacts and sustainability in food value chains. Birgir has led and participated in number of domestic, Nordic and European research projects, coordinated ClimateKIC Climatathon in Reykjavik and developed ISO standards related to carbon footprint of food products.
Vaxa has developed E2F (Energy to Feed) - a sustainable technology platform that combines advanced biotechnology and machine learning to create the first-in-the-world 24/7 bio-secured indoor, controlled, optimized, and scalable microalgae cultivation production for impact feed and food products. Vaxa’s production facility in Iceland utilizes the clean energy production and waste streams of one of the world’s largest Geothermal Power Generation Plants, leveraging waste heat, natural CO2 emissions, pristine water and 100% green energy to produce fully controlled microalgae with exceptional and consistant nutritional value.
Vaxa will participate in the experiments of mass culture and enrichment of rotifers and artemia providing high quality microalgae, as well as in the improvement of microalgae products.