Partnership in the TETRAS project, funded by Interreg Baltic Sea Region



Much of the excess water or energy used in industry is lost to the environment. What if we could capture these resources and use them for food production? The solution is RAS: Recirculating Aquaculture Systems. On its own, RAS are expensive and energy-intensive. However, as industrial “add-ons”, RAS can be highly efficient methods of food production. For example, in combination with geothermal heat exchange.

AB Akola Group is a partner in the TETRAS project(Technology transfer for thriving recirculating aquaculture systems in the Baltic Sea Region), funded by Interreg Baltic Sea Region. Akola Group takes part in a pilot project of shrimp farming on land, reusing water from industries related to energy production and geothermal resources.

The project aims to improve the economic and environmental sustainability of recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) by demonstrating new concepts of industrial symbiosis where RAS are placed strategically or combined with industrial processes to increase resource efficiency (water or energy) while producing affordable and healthy food. The project will develop tools and standards to assess and monitor RAS and promote investment, rollup, and expansion of these food systems.

We’ve been financed to develop a business plan and conduct feasibility studies for a large-scale RAS shrimp cultivation facility in Europe.

Our collaboration extends to working closely with a pilot project focused on testing a specific geothermal well for water usage in shrimp farming, showcasing our commitment to innovative and sustainable food production practices.

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