Aquaculture Systems

Working with local
schools and workforce development partnerships

Featured Course:

Dr. Michael B. Timmons

Professor at Cornell University. One of the leading experts on RAS.

  • This course explains the basic engineering principles behind a successful RAS design.
  • It will  provide you sufficient information to design, construct, and manage your own RAS system.
  • It has 14 modules with videos, assignments, quizzes, design workbook and much more.
  • Live sessions with Dr. Timmons.

Aquaculture Development Team and Partnership

Energime Institute brings to each of our projects a commitment of engaging and supporting global communities and community stakeholders in programs that empower sustainable economic development and green job development. Our “For profit” partnerships support a charitable mission focused on education, training, and the general empowerment of efforts relating to resource management, environmental stewardship, carbon footprint reduction, climate change resilience preparation, food security, community health, and biodiversity protection through the lens of building sustainable regional economies. The Energime “Family” has ties to scores of educators, scientists, technology developers, and experienced and renown experts in their areas of sustainability from around the world who support our mission.

The Energime Institute Team

President & Founder

William Sosinsky

Director Of Agriculture

PhD Joseph Weinstock

Director Algal Sciences

PhD. Joseph Ravet

Project Algae Consultant

PhD Rose Anne Catalico

Project Greenhouse/ Indoor Agriculture Consultant

Shumin (Peter) Wang

Architect and Site Developer

Jason Kliwinski

Construction Manager

Robert McQueen

Agricultural Waste Management and Food Production

PhD Paul Oliver

Director Insect Science and Production

PhD Geoffrey Cuckro

Director Insect Science and Production

PhD Geoffrey Cuckro

Sales Manager

David Weaver

VP Market Development

Tom Terrio

Director Education Curriculum

Jaime Cloud

VP Software Development

Peter LeGrand

Director Of Education

John Henry

VP Digital Strategy

Bob Schloss

Software Manager

Ifthakhar Ahmed Riyad

VP Video Content

Jonathan Boehr

Director Website Design

Leticia Suarez

The APJ Team

(Contracted Aquaculture Development Partners)

Growing fish and vegetables require an experienced team to compete successfully in the open marketplace. APJ has assembled a management team that has worldwide recognition as being experts in their fields and is a team that has already produced fish at large scale over sustained multi-year periods. APJ has strengths in all aspects for a successful business launch with experienced individuals, e.g., marketing, genetics, engineering, fish health, hydroponics and aquaponics, etc. Most importantly, we know how to grow fish (extensively) and vegetables and have a strong record of success in bringing these products to market.

President & CEO

Michael Timmons is on of the world’s leading authorities on Recirculating Aquaculture Systems. He is a tenured professor from Cornell University and author of “Recirculating Aquaculture”, the authoritative book on fish farming used by nearly every major University aquaculture program in the world and is available in English, Chinese, and Spanish. His company (Atlantic Pacific Jade) is our project partner and operates out of Vero Beach Florida where they have a genetics and production farm on 15 acres.

VP Digital Marketing

Rosa Aguirre Barron (Cornell)

Business to Consumer

Manager Hank Stewart

Digital Smart Controls Manager

Erik Kopache (Cornell)

HR Director

Thomas Maloney (Cornell)

Fish Operations Manager

Andrew Dixon

Directors and Technical Advisory Boards

Michael B. Timmons (Chair)

Founder of APJ, Cornell Professor

Shumin (Peter) Wang

Business entrepreneur and founder of aOne Aquaculture

Neil S. Mattson, PhD

Horticulture, CEA, and hydroponics (Cornell University)

Bill Sosinsky

President & Founder of Energime Institute

Curt A. Gooch

Sustainability (Cornell University)

Ed Heslop

Serial entrepreneur, founder of Fingerlakes Fish Inc

John R. Callister, PhD

Financial analyst (Cornell University)

Board of Technical Advisors

Joe Regenstein

Kosher and Halal specialist

James Morris, PhD

PE Environmental waste management and water quality control

Robert Abend

Retired executive of Yanmar (large Japanese manufacturer)

Linda ODierno

Seafood marketing specialist

Peter Wright

Waste management & environmental systems

Gary Chapman

President of North American Tilapia Inc

Erick Roderick

CEO and Business Manager of FishGen

Raul Piedrahita, PhD

Retired former Chair of Bio-Systems Engineering UC Davis

Paul Aho, PhD

Animal Industries Economist

Kevin Fitzsimmons

Professor of University of Arizona (tilapia & aquaponics)

Ulli Kronert, PhD

CEO of Aquacultur Fischtech (German equipment company)

Technical Associates

(contract employees)

Larmarcus Hornbuckle

Citrus farmer and Real estate developer

Erick Roderick

CEO and Business Manager of FishGen

Steve Hall, PhD

Robotic implementation strategies for digital agriculture

Gef Flimlin

Professor Emeritus, Rutgers University

James Morris, PhD

PE Environmental waste management and water quality control

Barry A. Costa-Pierce, Ph.D.

President of Ecological Aquaculture Foundation, LLC

John Holder

JLH Consulting (international RAS design services)

Peter Wright

Waste management & environmental systems

Strategic Relationships


Ricardo Ekmay, PhD.
Vice President – Nutrition & Product Development

Fingerlakes Fish Inc.

Source for natural grown Coho salmon (Mr. Ed Heslop is contact; Timmons is Technical Expert for this company)

Dr. Craig Browdy

Director of Research at Zeigler Feeds (located in Vero Beach, FL; will develop proprietary feed formulation)


Peter Sherlock, Ph.D.
Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Fundacion Chile

Source for natural grown Atlantic salmon (Dr. Martin Hevia, personal good friend)

Harbor Branch Oceanic Institute (HBOI)

Commercial strains of saltwater pompano and redfish (Dr. Paul Wills is contact; Timmons is doing 6 month academic leave from January 1, 2020 at HBOI)

One Aquaculture Farm

Shumin Peter Wang
Major aquaponic system provider

Marshallberg Farms

Source for naturally grown sturgeon and caviar (Dr. Eugene Won, Cornell is our contact; Timmons and Won doing joint research on aquaponics and fish feeds)

Cornell University-Center for Technology Licensing

Dr. Alice Li (Director; Timmons has worked with Dr. Li on multiple projects); Mr. Aris Despo, Sr. L&BDO and CTL


Mr. Dan XU (President; 33,000m2 hydroponic operation in Beijing China)

Zeigler Feeds

Source of proprietary feed formulations (Dr. Tom Zeigler is founder and PhD from Cornell; personal friend and mentor to Timmons)