July 21st, 2015 by admin
These are the 2015 Innovation award finalists
Great interest in Norway and abroad for the Nor-Fishing Foundation Innovation Award 2015!
The Nor-Fishing Foundation has received 17 proposals for this year’s Innovation Award. Many companies and individuals show great interest in developing and improving processes and technology for the aquaculture industry. Chairman of the Board Liv Holmefjord and Director Ola Eriksen are very satisfied with this year’s applicants.
The Jury, which has reviewed all the applications on a professional basisd, completed its work last week and has now submitted its recommendations to the Board of Directors of the Foundation. The Jury has consisted of Kjell Maroni, The Norwegian Seafood Research Fund, Senior advisor Oddvar Staulen, Innovation Norway, and Jan Henrik Sandberg, Senior Advisor, thew Norwegian Fishermen’s Association.
The Jury has picked out the following three finalists:
Protex AS (Ålen/Trondheim) has, together with SINTEF Teknologi og Samfunn (SINTEF Technology and Society) as their development partner, as well as with central organizations in the aquaculture industry, developed work clothes especially adapted to tomorrow’s needs in the aquaculture industry. The concept includes clothing that will function in all seasons and weather conditions for the individual. Health, Environment and Safety considerations and improved economics have played a central part in the development.
Storvik Aqua AS (Sunndalsøra) and EBTech AS (Molde) have cooperated on submitting an patent application for a system for biomass measuring of salmon based on a 3D technique using high density cameras and filter combinations that give a precise basis for calculating fish biomass. They have developed advanced picture handling algorithms that give mass calculations of a very high degree of accuracy. The system’s objective is +/- 1% deviations.
Stranda Prolog AS (Averøy). This project has been develop in cooperation with Måsøval Fish Farming Co and consists of a barge, HeliXir, with tanks and equipment for medicinal treatment (against lice etc.) next to the floating cages. The system is expected to reduce the amount of medication used for lice treatment by 90 – 98%. The system filtrates all emission fluids and can also be closed to avoid any and all emissions. One retains control of the fish during treatment and the concentration level of the treatment fluids is at 133 m3, total water usage is expected to be 350 – 500 m3. By comparison, the chemical agents must be mixed with 7 000 m3 when used in a well boat, and 20 000 m3 when using a tarpaulin around the cage.
The Board of Directors of the Nor-Fishing Foundation will discuss the proposed winners in a meeting on Monday 17 August, and the Innovation Award, consisting of NOK 100 000 and a diploma, will be presented to the winner during the Festive Evening in Trondheim at Scandic Nidelven Hotel on Tuesday 18 August.
For more information, please contact Project Manager Kari Steinsbø, tel. +47 7356 8640, e-mail: email@example.com