Aquaculture for all

Turning Fish into Power

Technology & equipment Post-harvest +1 more

UK - A ground breaking project at Scalloways NAFC Marine Centre and Newcastle University will research how waste from the aquaculture industry can be turned into renewable energy.

Shetland Islands Council will tomorrow (Thursday) decide whether to give almost 55,000 towards the project, while an application for 61,000 of European LEADER funding will be decided upon later in May, writes Hans J Marter of Shetland Marine News.

According to the news organisation, the project, if it gets the green light, will investigate how at least 2,000 tonnes of material, made up of dead farmed salmon and organic mussel farming waste, could be diverted from landfill.

The EnWRAP project (Energy from Waste Realising Aquacultures Potential) will use standard off the shelf biogas equipment, widely used to break down farm slurry, in a laboratory prototype using aquaculture waste.

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