Action B1: Demonstration of the possibility of energy optimization and renewable energy use


This action is intended on the one hand to optimize the energy consumption of the installation by applying best practices of use and handling, and review of critical points of energy consumption of the facility and on the other to demonstrate the opportunity of using renewable energy sources to make energy balance of industrial aquaculture sustainable.

It also aims to obtain generalizable results to other aquaculture plants with similar characteristics, where the use of renewable energy allows to improve the sustainability of these activities, respecting the natural environment and mitigating emissions of greenhouse gases, thus reducing the carbon footprint of this productive activity. To get this energy sustainability tested in a real case, a hybrid system of electric power generation from renewable sources will be installed from a photovoltaic generator and a smallwind vertical axis generator, for connection to the power grid on a self consumption regime.

As a complement to make the energy balance more sustainable, in this activity it is proposed to use a pilot installation for the production of hot water through solar energy to provide heat, aditionally to the boiler proposed, to acclimatize the culture water for fry using a sustainable energy supply to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, providing solar thermal energy of low temperature.

For the development of this activity four tasks are proposed:


B.1.1Energy optimization of the plant by implementing best practices of use


logoaquasefB.1.2 Demonstration of renewable energy systems for self-consumption in aquaculture plants


logoaquasefB.1.3 Demonstration of the utility of compact PV systems, "plug & play", for isolated use


logoaquasefB.1.4  Demonstration of the use of solar thermal systems for hot water supply of fish farming