The Government programme Fryslân Fernijt invests €200.000,- in TailTec, a company in sustainable fish food.
The company is recently founded: according to the Chamber of Commerce the foundation took place on the 24th of February. Tailtec works with a patent of the institute of water technology Wetsus in Leeuwarden.
Fresh water worms can serve as a fodder for professional fish farmers. The worms clean lightly polluted water and would contribute to ‘the conservation of biodiversity in the world’s oceans’.
For example, breeders of tilapia use fish flour at this moment: the production of one kilograms of fish requires one kilograms of fish flour. The money of Fryslân Fernijt is submitted by Europe, the Dutch Government and the province. The province of Fryslân hopes that TailTec will create new jobs. The start-up company cannot tell more about this subject. Director Gerda van der Meer was ‘ under water’ this morning.
Source: Leeuwarder Courant, March 14, 2012