Development of functional fish feed additives from natural algae mass

Projects leader: Prof. dr. Nijolė Savickienė , dr. Danguolė Montvydienė

Terms of the project: 2021–2023

Due to the ever intensifying and irresponsible anthropogenic activities, the condition of aquatic ecosystems is deteriorating, biodiversity is decreasing, excess mass of algae and Cyanobacteria is accumulating. To mitigate the adverse impacts on nature, it is necessary to develop the environmentally friendly solutions aimed at reducing pollution of water bodies and remediation of their ecological condition. During this project, the excess mass of the algae Cladophora found in water bodies and phycocyanin isolated from Cyanobacteria, which cause water blooms, will be utilised for the development of functional fish feed additives. Supply of algal biomass will be guaranteed, cyanobacteria and macroalgae will be collected from water bodies using specialized prototypes, which were developed during the implementation of the EU LIFE Programme project “AlgaeService LIFE”. Analysis of the chemical composition, biological activity and toxicity of the biomass of algae and Cyanobacteria collected from the natural environment will be carried out by project partners. The newly devised technology of microcapsules will make it possible to supplement the standard fish feed containing necessary energetic substances with the biomass of Cladophora and phycocyanin distinguished for its antioxidative activity. The impact of the developed innovative feed additives on fish physiological functions, immune system condition in vivo and on the quality of fish meat will be studied. The expected outcome of the current project is the development of innovative functional fish feed additives, promoting ecological pisciculture and production of high-quality, healthier fish products. In addition, the project will contribute to the efficient use of natural resources, thus promoting the application of circular economy in commercial fishery.

(The project is co-financed by EU structural funds and the Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology)

Nanosilver enhanced graphene oxide ink (NEGOI) (EUREKA)

Projects leader: doc. dr. Elena Servienė

Terms of the project: 2021–2022

Publishing of scientific periodicals

Projects leader: habil Dr Algimantas Grigelis

Terms of the project: 2011–2014

Selection and creation of the bioaccelerants for biogas generation and their use for the control of biomass conversion processes

Projects leader: dr. Danguolė Bridžiuvienė

Terms of the project: 2013–2015

Applied research and technological development of plated biofilter equipped with a capillary media irrigation system

Projects leader: dr. Algimantas Paškevičius

Terms of the project: 2013–2015

Improvement of professional training of highly qualified specialists in the field of biomedicine to meet the needs of the state and society

Projects leader: prof. dr. (HP) Sigitas Podėnas

Terms of the project: 2010–2015

Development of technologies for Lithuanian marine sector and environment research

Projects leader: doc. dr. Kęstutis Jokšas

Terms of the project: 2012–2015

Open access to science and research

Projects leader: till April of 2014th Silvija Šerpenskienė; from April 2014th - dr. Laima Blažytė-Čereškienė

Terms of the project: 2012–2015

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Enhanced chitin-based biosorbents for drinking water purification

Projects leader: dr. L. Levinskaitė

Terms of the project: 2012–2014