AquaVitae is a Horizon 2020 project aimed to develop sustainable solutions for aquaculture in the Atlantic Ocean. The consortium has raised 8 M of funds from the EU for this purpose. The project, which will be running for 54 months, has successfully completed the internal review held by the European Commission at month 36.
The aim of AquaVitae is to develop new solutions for the production of low-trophic species such as macro-algae, shellfish, echinoderms, shrimps and low-trophic finfish.
BIOLAN has completed the planned tasks for this period by developing a sulphite monitoring analytical device prototype, which is portable, battery operated, and is connected to an App allowing for data transfer to a proprietary platform for its storage and analysis. Sulphite monitoring during shrimp harvesting and processing is crucial to avoid failures in melanosis control and will also prevent the presence of excessive amounts of sulphite in the following steps of the processing chain.