How to make the fish farming industry more climate friendly
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UNITED STATESTuesday, April 11, 2017A new Master& 39;s thesis shows that a renewable wind and solar energy solutio

UNITED STATES
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
 

A new Master's thesis shows that a renewable wind and solar energy solution can cut emissions by 50 per cent and at the same time increase profitability.

When Master's student Helleik L. Syse started looking into the energy consumption of the Teistholmen fish farm outside of Stavanger, he soon found that the industry was much more energy intensive than expected.

A medium-sized fish farm with diesel generators emits the same amount of CO2 annually as 70 private cars.

"What requires a lot of energy is the actual feeding process, where several tonnes of pellets are transported through hoses using compressed air out to the sea cages," explains Syse.


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