By reusing excess large floating steel structures from the aquaculture industry, it becomes possible to produce and store energy in the form of green hydrogen independently. With this concept, larger amounts of energy can be stored to meet the energy needs of the aquaculture facility year-round.
Green hydrogen is completely emissions-free and is produced using renewable power through water electrolysis. Green hydrogen production yields significant volumes of oxygen and heat as spin-off by-products. Therefore, we are also exploring the commercial opportunities in making the aquaculture facility entirely self-sufficient in terms of oxygen, freshwater, and heat. To produce hydrogen, access to a sufficient supply of freshwater is required. This can be produced through desalination and stored in freshwater reservoirs.
Excess hydrogen (potentially further processed as ammonia) can be traded as fuel for wellboats, service, and processing vessels focusing on sustainable transport of live, slaughtered, or processed fish, as well as other vessels in the nearby maritime sector.
Both conventional and, especially, land-based aquaculture demand oxygen and heat for optimizing fish welfare and production environments for salmon and trout. Therefore, this can also be part of our future commercialization.
In areas with limited or no infrastructure, such as roads, ports, and power grids, oxygen, freshwater, and heat are sought-after by-products of an already emissions-free power production. Such energy islands can, therefore, also be utilized in many other markets beyond aquaculture.
We call this concept Inseanergy Clean Vision™, which can, in addition to being self-sufficient, also supply other parts of the value chain with energy and by-products. Since this is a mobile, floating structure on its own anchorage, it can be moved to other locations that need clean, self-produced, emissions-free energy. It will also not leave any permanent impact on the environment.