We aim to deliver green energy to the aquaculture sector with the aid of floating solar panels attached to recycled fish-cage float rings.
Over the next few years, in collaboration with our customers and expertise network, we will be developing and installing zero-emission systems which make fish farms self-sufficient in energy.
We are taking a green leadership together with the aquaculture sector, in terms of both transitioning to a circular economy and limiting climate emissions.Zero emissions
By providing big cuts in emissions and eventually reducing them to zero, our solution will help to limit global warming.We are developing a system of floating solar panels which generates emission-free energy for fish-farm operation. The long-term goal is to create a self-contained renewable energy system for an aquaculture industry enjoying strong global growth. This solution will be particularly suitable for fish farms in regions with limited electricity supplies or which are vulnerable to emissions. In the longer term, we will also explore opportunities for creating self-sufficiency with other input factors, such as oxygen, heat and fresh water, and for supplying energy to other parts of the value chain – such as well boats and service vessels. Reusing fish-cage float rings
Scarcity of resources increases the need to extend the useful life of products and to reduce over-utilisation of materials, which often end up in the sea and threaten vulnerable ecosystems.Surplus fish cages have an environmental value and are a profitable green source for the aquaculture industry. In Norway alone, more than 1 000 cage float rings with a circumference of 120 metres are due to be replaced over the next few years. In addition, several cages, regardless of circumference, will be replaced. Scrapping such rings currently represents a cost for fish farmers. We are making provision for using them as a resource – and as a platform for floating solar power generation.