Darling Incubator

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The Darling Marine Center’s Aquaculture Business Incubator in Walpole features two

600 ft2 lab/culture spaces adjacent to the Flowing Seawater Laboratory. Furthermore, office spaces are available in the Marine Culture Laboratory which also houses the SeaCaps® algal culture facility.  Industry partners may want to use a few tanks for a few days or weeks to carry out specific trials or a whole building for multi-year projects.

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Tenants at the Darling aquaculture incubator can take advantage of:

Technical support with access to juveniles and seed

 Academic partnerships with the University of Maine including student and intern labor

 Entrepreneurial training & business counseling

 RAS and flow-thru culture facilities

Multiple culture systems available

Business support facilities and networking opportunities

Assistance in grant writing and identifying funding opportunities

Current Tenants

eelsAmerican Unagi is a startup American eel growout enterprise developing culture technology for rearing wild-caught glass eels to market size to meet the growing US demand for eels.

 

2013-06-05_14-35-55_539Maine Sea Farms rears a variety of kelp species in the Damariscotta River and is developing kelp seeding technologies at the Darling Incubator.

 

FPN, LLC is a Brunswick Maine based startup company developing culture systems to rear microalgae for nutraceutical applications.

 

Maine Shellfish Developers, LLC is developing land-based nursery systems for culture of Eastern oysters.

 

AquaLine, LLC is developing novel culture systems to support the aquaculture industry.