In the project, we will contribute to further improving fish welfare through the production of post-smolt on an environmentally friendly, energy-efficient and biosafe production, says Tor Hellestøl, CEO at FishGLOBE.
The consortium has received NOK 96 million from the government’s Green Platform Initiative to develop low-emission value chains for the aquaculture industry. This initiative was created to reduce the environmental and climate footprint and improve fish welfare through innovations in marine-based and closed technology, biology, fish feed, electrification, digitization and logistics.
In the Green Platform Initiative project “Low-emission value chain for aquaculture at sea”, partner companies from the entire value chain have joined forces with R&D institutions and subcontractors for a joint application. Grieg Seafood ASA, Skretting, SalMar Ocean AS, Moreld Aqua AS, FishGLOBE AS, Hauge Aqua AS and Blue Planet AS are behind the application together with the R&D suppliers NORCE, Norwegian Veterinary Institute, the Institute of Marine Research, NMBU, NTNU, UiB, UiS, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Simula, University of Melbourne and University of Florida. In addition, the project involves Norway Royal Salmon, ABB, as well as other subcontractors.
We look forward to working with other industrial partners and R&D institutions to develop technological solutions to increase food production in the sea while we take care of the environment in a responsible way, says Tor Hellestøl, CEO at FishGLOBE. Hellestøl explains that as a supplier of floating closed-system facilities, they must contribute with expertise and technical solutions to produce a robust post-smolt which is essential for the success of farming in exposed seawater. In the project, we will contribute to further improving fish welfare through the production of post-smolt on an environmentally friendly, energy-efficient and biosafe production, Hellestøl concludes.