Pilot project on shrimp farming using geothermal water

Project Aim

Total Akola Group’s budget

219,433.60 EUR

Project description

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, confirming its commitment to innovative and sustainable food production practices.

Much of the excess water or energy used in industry is lost to the environment. Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS) are the solution to capture these resources and use them for food production.

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.

Akola Group takes part in a pilot project of shrimp farming on land, reusing water from industries related to energy production and geothermal resources. Akola Group have been financed to develop a business plan and conduct feasibility studies for a large-scale RAS shrimp cultivation facility in Europe.

Akola Group is involved in the part of the project that aims to test a specific geothermal well for water usage in shrimp farming.

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 for assessing and monitoring RAS, as well as promote investment in, deployment and development of these food production systems.

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