Redox wins the Innovation Prize in Trondheim
Altogether 17 candidates from Norway and a number of other countries had submitted their candidacies to this year’s Innovation Prize at Aqua Nor in Trondheim. That is twice as many as any time before, according to Odd Berg, Director of The Nor-Fishing Foundation, who has acted as secretary to the Jury.
In announcing the result, the Chairman of the Nor-Fishing Foundation said that transportation of fish includes the risk of spreading disease. “Reducing this risk is consequently of the utmost importance for developing a sustainable aquaculture industry. The winner has developed a comprehensive system for quality control in all functions relevant for biosecurity when transporting fish in wellboats,” said Mr. Gullestad.
Redox AS of Averøy presented the development of a total water treatment solution including cleaning of transport tanks in well boats, giving high biosecurity for transport of fish for the aquaculture industry. The system includes a high degree of documentation and automatic log in connection with transport and cleaning. The prize consists of a cheque for NOK 100,000 plus a diploma and a painting, and was presented to the company by Minister of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs, Mrs Helga Pedersen.
The members of the Jury 2009 have been:
Mr. Kjell Maroni – Head of R&D – Aquaculture, the Norwegian Seafood Association (FHL)
Ms. Berit A. Hansen – Head of R&D – Industry, the Norwegian Seafood Association ( FHL)
Mr. Viggo Andreassen – Special Advisor, Agriculture & Marine, Innovation Norway