Alfa Laval becomes partner in an innovation project for sustainable fish farming
Alfa Laval – a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling – becomes a joint partner to Lingalaks, a Norwegian fish farming company, in an innovation project to develop pumping technology for more sustainable fish farming, enabling similar conditions as in deep fjords. The project aims at having the floating facility completed in 2023.
By 2050 the need for high-quality protein will increase by 50 percent, driving the demand for different protein sources. Sustainable fisheries can be the key to feeding the world population if they are managed correctly. Aquaculture has been practiced for hundreds of years, from pre-Columbian fish traps in the Amazon basin to carp ponds on ancient Chinese farms. Today the world produces more farmed fish than beef and the global fish farming market is projected to reach $376.48 billion by 2025, witnessing a CAGR of 4.7 percent from 2018 to 2025, according to Allied Market Research.
Alfa Laval has teamed up with Lingalaks to develop a new innovative facility to be placed in the fjord of Hardanger in Norway. The Alfa Laval Framo pumping systems will bring up fresh low temperature water, with high oxygen levels, from 35 m depth and in addition create a perfect sea current for the fish to swim in. The pumping systems will provide conditions similar to the deep fjords giving optimal environment for the fish. Separation technologies will also be used to clean the water and concentrate the sludge for further use as fertilizer, enabling a sustainable solution.
“With this collaboration we aim to increase both productivity and economic attractiveness of fish farming solutions while reducing the impact on the environment,” says Sameer Kalra, President of the Marine Division at Alfa Laval. “I am pleased that we are using our Framo technologies in the fishing industry, as we did some 70 years ago, now for the good of the environment."
Did you know that… it takes roughly a kilo of feed to produce a kilo of farmed fish, almost two kilos of feed to produce a kilo of chicken and about seven for a kilo of beef?
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