Practice Abstracts

In this section you will find the Practice Abstracts prepaired by the AQUACOMBINE partners. The Practice Abstracts present policy recommendations and guidelines for rural entrepreneurs.

Gene expression analysis in salt-tolerant plant species – Example Salicornia europaea

After optimization of RNA extraction, cDNA synthesis and qPCR conditions from plant material containing high concentrations of salt gene expression analysis can be performed in a reliable way.

Halophytes versus glycophytes–various adaptations to salinity

The circular approach of AQUACOMBINE combines aquaculture, farming and bioprocessing to utilize all fractions of the produced biomass and produce value added food, feed, bio-compounds and bioenergy.

Three promising salt-tolerant species – Characteristics and differences

Salt concentration in the culture medium has different effects on biomass production of Tripolium pannonicum , Salicornia spp. and Crithmum maritimum.

Cultivation of halophytes under hydroponic conditions

Hydroponic cultivation of halophytes provides high biomass yields under optimal growing conditions.

Production of Salicornia spp. in a foil greenhouse using aquaculture effluents

Wastewater from aquaculture can be successfully used for irrigation of Salicornia ramosissima cultivation.

Production of halophytes on saline soils with seawater irrigation with a focus on Salicornia spp.

Outdoor can be a sustainable way to cultivate Salicornia spp. and thus supports well the idea of circular bioeconomy.

Hydroponics of Salicornia sp. in large scale

Use of a deep water culture system (DWC) for year round controlled production of Salicornia.

Cultivation of Salicornia europaea in a decoupled aquaponic system using effluent water from Recirculatory Aquaculture System (RAS) culturing rainbow trout.

How will nutrients based solely on fish effluent water will affect the growth of Salicornia ?

Low input extraction of bioactive phytochemicals from Salicornia residue straw

Subcritical water extraction obtains the best extraction yield of phenolics without the use of chemicals.

Antioxidant and polyphenol content of Salicornia straw and their potential use in functional food and feed

15 bioactive compounds, including hydroxybenzoic acids, hydroxycinnamic acids, caffeoylquinic acids, and flavonoids could be analyzed by chromatography in residue straw of Salicornia.

Green fractionation and protein production from non-food succulent biomass of Salicornia

Centrifugation turned out as the best method to concentrate the nutrients from non food succulent biomass of Salicornia. The resulting protein enriched fraction can be included in the regular diet of fish.

Chemical variation in halophyte biomass cultivated at different salinities.

Knowing the effects of salinity on biomass composition allows optimisation of cultivation to increase production of the desired compounds.

Pharmacological Insights into Halophyte Bioactive Extract Action on Anti-Inflammatory, Pain Relief and Antibiotics-Type Mechanisms

Review of the availability of bioactive compounds from various salt tolerant plant species, with a focus on Aster tripolium, Crithmum maritimum and Salicornia europaea.

Anti-inflammatory and regenerative effects of Halophyte Bioactive Extracts on common skin diseases

First data indicates an overall effect of the bioactive cream to reduce histamine induced itch.

Bactericidal and potential impact on multi-resistance bacterial by Halophyte Bioactive Extracts

Preliminary results indicate a growth inhibitory effect.

Salicornia inedible residues can be used to replace cereals in aquafeeds for whiteleg shrimp

No detrimental effects on growth performance or survival, while providing some beneficial effects to their antioxidant and immune response.

Incorporation of Salicornia in feeds for European seabass grow‐out

S. ramosissima biomass can be included in diets for juvenile seabass up to 10% of their composition with no detrimental effects on growth performance or survival, while providing some beneficial effects to their antioxidant and innate immune response and promoting DNA integrity.

Halophytes as Feedstock for Biogas Production: Composition Analysis and Biomethane Potential of Salicornia spp. Plant Material from Hydroponic and Seawater Irrigation Systems

The halophyte crop Salicornia can be utilized as a feedstock for biogas production in co digestion with a non saline feedstock with biomethane yields similar to that of conventional non saline grass crops.

Halophytes and their residues after biorefining for biochar production

Lignin polymer a recalcitrant residue turned into added value materials for filtering applications.

Demonstration of co-production of fish and Salicornia

Can the loop between fish and plant production be closed?



This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 862834. Any results of this project reflects only this consortium’s view and the European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.