The objective of the project is to design, produce and optimise innovative aquaculture structures (rafts for mollusc farming, flotation rings & devises for sea-based fish farms, tanks for land based fish farms) using a new plastic composite reinforced with organic filler (crop waste) specially developed in the project for applications in permanent contact with water.
Renewable raw materials: crop waste and reduction of non-renewable resources consumption (replacing virgin materials by the new recycled reinforced composite).
New and more resistant structures and devices for aquiculture applications.
Environmental friendly use for crop waste through new markets for recycled plastics.
Low structures' costs due to the use of recycled material in the manufacturing process and the increased lifespan of the new structures & devices, thanks to the use of a reinforced material.
Increased added value of the product, related to obtain new structures and devices with enhanced properties compared to the present ones due to the characteristics of the new composite.