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Geothermal plant in Klaipeda

"Zero-emission RAS": innovative and sustainable
energy solutions for shrimp production

Klaipeda Science and Technology Park is developing a recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) for shrimp production.
The RAS will be heated using geothermal energy, making it a sustainable and innovative option for aquaculture businesses.

Getting things started

Aquaculture is a still a heavily subsidised industry in the South Baltic Region. Therefore, it is important to create new aquaculture business models and innovative value chains, so that aquaculture becomes more economic viable in this region and stands a chance on the global market.

Environmentally friendly aquaculture

To achieve this, Klaipeda Science and Technology Park is planning to build a prototype RAS (recirculating aquaculture system) producing shrimp as part of the project InnoAquaTech. The RAS will use geothermal energy as a heating source. As geothermal power emit almost no emissions (98% less than conventional fossil fuels) and is more stable than other renewable energy sources, it is an efficient and sustainable energy source. In the face of climate change, zero emisson energy is crucial in order to reduce environmental damage.

New business opportunities

The geothermal plant, which currently operates in Klaipeda, will install the RAS for shrimp farming and supply the energy needed. Developing and building the prototype will result in better knowledge, know-how on and more experience in applying RAS. More energy-efficient technology can decrease or eliminate the carbon footprint linked to aquaculture. Last but not least, a successful prototype will open up for new business opportunities and models for innovative and energy smart aquaculture in the region.