Hello Growers and Breeders!
We are a group of young researchers and ecopreneurs, who are currently working full-time in the field of aquaponics. Our goal is to develop the technology to a level that allows commercial usage as well as resource-friendly production. Also, aquaponics serves as a food production system that has the potential to supply (arid) regions of developing countries with locally grown food and is becoming more important in urban areas as well, where sustainable food production is becoming a priority both through education about growing techniques, but also by reducing waste through reuse of water, nutrients and energy.
Simon did his PhD in the field of Aquaponics at Wageningen University. Within the framework of his research he deals with system dynamics and mass balances, and examines the impact of remineralisation on the systems’ nutrient contents.
Boris did his PhD at ULG Gembloux Agro Bio-Tech in Belgium. He is expert in making nutrients available for plants. He focused on the sludge digestion to recover nutrients within aquaponic systems.