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FishFrom has an agreement with an Italian University to develop and commercialise a proprietary technology known as Photocatalytic Ozonation.  Our initial  efforts will focus on the development of Photocatalytic Ozonation as a depuration technology to be used in RAS as well as the global aquaculture industry. We are now scheduled to trial this with the Institute of Aquaculture based at the University of Stirling in both freshwater and seawater RAS to prove its efficacy in the eradication of the trace compounds that are known to give fish reared in RAS systems a muddy flavour.

Due to their high bio-accumulation rate in the fish tissues, even at very low concentrations, these compounds induce an earthy-musty smell and taste in fish flesh. This results in loss of product quality and marketability. The most critical of these compounds are Geosmin (GSM) and 2-methylisoborneol (MIB).

The trials will take the technology currently rated at Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 6 to TRL8 – proven and working at commercial scale.