SPAROS believes that a strong own R&D effort is a key for success.

 

This effort is directed at developing innovative products and processes for fish feeding and nutrition using state-of-the-art technologies.

 

SPAROS is/was committed in the following R&D projects:

         » ANYFISH - Development of new technologies for the production of fish feeds (QREN I&DT)

» GREENDIETS – Formulation and testing of new microalgae-based diets for aquaculture (QREN I&DT)

» NUTRICOR – Pilot-project for developing feeds for meagre farming (PROMAR)

» MICALA - Development of a microencapsulated feed for fish larvae (QREN I&DT)

» ZEBRAFEEDS - Development of standard diets for zebrafish (Danio rerio), a model organism in biomedical research (QREN I&DT)

» INUTR - Development of a diet that minimizes the detrimental effects of the winter disease in seabream based on molecular biomarkers of metabolic status (QREN I&DT)

» MARAQUAFEED - Preserved zooplankton as a diet for marine aquaculture species (EUROSTARS)

» ARRAINA - Advanced Research Initiatives for Nutrition & Aquaculture (FP7)

» WEANTUNA - A new weaning-diet for bluefin tuna larvae (Eurostars, QREN I&DT)

» ODIN - Food-based solutions for eradication of vitamin D deficiency and health promotion throughout the life cycle (FP7)

» MIRACLES - The CO2 algae biorefinery novel bioinspired materials and processes (FP7)

» SOLEAWIN - Pilot project for optimization of feeding tables during transition from live diets to inert diets in Senegalese sole (PROMAR)

» FEEDNETIX - Development of an informatic application to improve cost-benefit of feeding in farmed fish

» NUTRITAI - Pilot project on development of nutritional basis for grey mullet biological farming  

 

We have structural collaborations with several Universities and R&D centres, aiming at developing cutting-edge products.

 

We continuously look for strategic partnerships in projects with other companies and research institutions in the areas of fish nutrition and aquaculture.

 

Title: Developmet of new technologies for production of fish feeds

 

Reference: 1460

Expected results:

» Improve the technological capacity and knowledge for production of fish feeds
» Development of fish feeds for:
   » ornamental fish
   » fish broodstock
   » R&D experiments

Períod: Sept 2008 - Feb 2011 

Funding: QREN I&DT – Individual

Title: Formulation and testing new algae-based diets for aquaculture

 

Reference: 1586

Expected results:

» Develop new diets for aquaculture based on algae concentrates

» Develop technological knowledge on microencapsulation 

 

Period: Sept 2008 - Dic 2010

Partners: NECTON SA, INRB-IPIMAR, Univ. Algarbe 

Funding: QREN I&DT – Co-promoción:

 

Title: Pilot-project for the development of feeds for meagre farming

 

Reference: 31-03-05-FEP-19

Expected results:

»Study the main nutritional requirements of meagre (Argyrosomus regius)
»Development of environmental-friendly and cost-effective feed formulations for meagre

 

Period: Jul 2010 - Dec 2013

Funding: PROMAR (FEP), with support of:

Title: Development of a microencapsuladed feed for fish larvae

 

Reference: 13380

Expected results:

»Develop a microencapsuladed feed for fish larvae
»Strengthen the expertise on microencapsulation technologies at SPAROS

 

Period: Sept 2010 - Aug 2012
Partners: Univ. Algarve (CBME, CCMAR)
Funding: QREN I&DT – Co-promotion with support:

Title: Development of standard diets for zebrafish (Danio rerio), a model organism in biomedical research

 

Reference: 23000

Expected results:

»Develop a standard diet for zebrafish
»Improve the reproductive performance of broodstock fish and enhance the survival and growth of larvae and juveniles
»Incorporate microencapsulated bioactive compounds of interest to the pharmaceutical and biomedical sectors

Period: Jan 2012 – Dez 2014

Partners: Univ. Algarve

Funding: QREN I&DT – Co-promotion, with support of:

Title: Development of a diet that minimizes the detrimental effects of the winter disease in seabream based on molecular biomarkers of metabolic status

 

Reference: 21595

Expected results:

»Reduce the effects of the winter disease in seabream
»Develop a set of molecular tools to foresee the effect of a diet in terms of growth potential, immune status and oxidative stress

 

Period: Set 2011 – Ago 2014

Partners: Univ. Algarve

Funding: QREN I&DT – Co-promotion, with support of:

Title: Preserved zooplankton as a diet for marine aquaculture species 

 

Reference: E!6923

Expected results:

»New diet with high levels of preserved zooplankton to marine fish larvae and pots-larvae
»Establishment of a larval feeding protocol for the new diet

 

Period: Mai 2012 – Out 2014

Partners: Planktonic, SINTEF, IPMA

Funding: EUROSTARS

Title: Advanced Research Initiatives for Nutrition & Aquaculture

 

Reference: 288925

Expected results:

»Define the nutritional requirements for the 5 main European farmed fish species (salmon, trout, carp, seabream and seabass)
»Validate biomarkers to measure and predict the effects of nutrition on fish metabolism and health

 

Period: Fev 2012 – Jan 2017

Partners: Consortium

Funding: FP7

Title: A new weaning-diet for bluefin tuna larvae

 

Reference: 30200, E!7994

Expected results:

»New range of weaning feeds and a weaning protocol for bluefin tuna

 

Period: Fev 2013 – Nov 2014

Partners: Futuna Blue, Univ. Algarve (CITA), CSIC

Funding: Eurostars, QREN I&DT – Co-promotion, with support of:

Title: Food-based solutions for optimal vitamin D nutrition and health through the life cycle

 

Reference: 613977

Expected results:

     » Evidencing vitamin D deficiency in Europe and improve public health through food
     » Creation of innovative food-based solutions to increase vitamin D in the food supply

     

Period: Nov 2013 - Oct 2017

Partners: Consortium 

Website: http://www.odin-vitd.eu/ 

Funding: EU FP7

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Title: Multi-product integrated biorefinery of algae: from carbon dioxide and light energy to high-value specialties

 

Reference: 613588

Expected results:

» Development of integrated, multiple-product biorefinery for valuable specialties from algae for application in food, aquafeeds and non-food products. 

 

Period: Nov 2013 - October 2017 

Partners: Consortium

Website: http://miraclesproject.eu/

Funding: EU FP7

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Title: Pilot project for optimization of feeding tables during transition from live diets to inert diets in Senegalese sole

Reference: 31-03-05-FEP-71

Expected results:

        » Testing and validating weaning feeding tables for Senegalese sole in small and production scale 

 

Period: Jan 2014 - Jun 2015 

Funding: PROMAR (FEP)

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Title: Development of an informatic application to improve cost-benefit of feeding in farmed fish

 

Reference: 2014/038497

Expected results:

        » Creation of an informatic application to optimize feeding strategies in fish reared in aquaculture

 

Period: Setember 2013 - June 2015 

Partners: Centre of Marine Sciences

Funding: QREN I&DT – Co-promotion with support:

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Title: Pilot project on development of nutritional basis for grey mullet biological farming  

Reference: 31-03-05-FEP-0061

Expected results:

        » Optimization of nutrition and feeding for pre and growout phases of grey mullet biological farming  

 

Period: Nov 2013 - Jun 2015 

Funding: PROMAR (FEP)

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