Technology transfEr for Thriving Recirculating Aquaculture Systems in the Baltic Sea Region
3 years | January 2023 – December 2025
Klaipeda Science and Technology Park Lithuania (Lead Partner)
Submariner Network Germany
Klaipeda University Lithuania
Blue Research Denmark
University of Gdansk Poland
Guldborgsund Municipality Denmark
Ida-Viru Investment Agency
Wismar University of Applied Sciences; Technology, Business and Design
AB „LINAS AGRO GROUP"
The TETRAS project addresses a challenge common to regions across the Baltic Sea Region: how to harmonise economic developmentwith social and environmetal goals. Much of the excess water or energy used in industry is lost to the environment. What if we could capture these resources and use them for food production? Specifically, how can we use water in a smart way that balances the needs of industry with state-of-the-artfood production systems?
The solution is RAS: Recirculating Aquaculture Systems.
On its own, RAS are expensive and energy-intensive. However, as industrial "add-ons", RAS can be highly efficient methods of food production. For example, in combination pf heat exchange e.g. with geothermal and power plants, water re-use (e.g. so-called "technical" water) or agri-aqua symbioses like aquaponics.Besides food, RAS creates additional revenue streams, e.g. by-products for use in cosmetics, bioplastics, fertiliser, or biogas.
TETRAS will show how RAS can be placed in strategic geographic locations, or combined with industrial processes to increase efficiency, while producing affordable, healthy food. The partnership will co-develop regional pilots and standardised tools for municipalities to assess and monitor RAS applications and match them with suitable industries to form new symbiosis. These tools will allow public authorities to integrateRAS into regional development strategies, contributingtoboth sustainable waters and the transition to a circular economy in a win-win scenario.
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