Research projects - aquaculture
Our research group aims to evaluate feed utilization efficiency, welfare, gut physiology and food safety implications when feeding alternative protein sources to species like trout, charr and tilapia. We focus on new feed sources originating from renewable waste sources, in a circular production. Two examples are insects transforming protein of low human interest and microbes forming new protein from carbon and minerals. We also study farming in a live microbial environment, so called biofloc. This research demands advanced analyses and experimental technology capacity, and we have built up an advanced fish laboratory. Our research area is stretching from feed technology, gut biota, gut health, cannulation and metabolism.
Research area contact person: Anders Kiessling