Expected results

CO2 emissions using only the current infrastructure and plant energy resources are estimated that they would reach 466 tCO2 per year. Taking as a starting data the current production of Dorada of 300 t/year, which requires a power supply 933.324 kWh/year, about 933 MWh/year. An increase in production around 2000%, is to reaching about 6000 t/year, estimating the new energy demand around 18,600 MWh/year.

Expected results




logoaquasefDecrease of the CO2 emitted using renewable energy sources to cover at least 10% of the energy supply of the installation. The installation will avoid 46.6 tCO2/year using this route.

logoaquasefReduction of the CO2 emitted favouring the correct operation of the plant (implementation of control systems and good operation practices). In this way we would save 20% of energy consumption and 56.6 tCO2/year  will be avoided.

logoaquasefEvaluation and fixation of the CO2 emitted in the combustion of gases in the aquaculture plant through the pipeline and supplyinge this CO2 to microalgae tanks. Estimating a production of algae of 2.4 t/year, you will reach 4.32 tCO2/year avoided in this way.

logoaquasefReduction of emissions  increasing the efficiency of the used equipment.


logoaquasefDecrease fossil fuel consumption through  replacement the operation of the generator 25% of time (saving electricity 659 MWh/year) and avoiding 17.4 tCO2/year  in this way.

logoaquasefIncrease efficiency by auto-production in-situ oxygen through a renewable way, assuming on this route a lower emission generation.


logoaquasefDemonstration of aeration techniques in tanks crop.

logoaquasefImprovement nutritional diet of fish and mollusks cultivated by the contribution of microalgae.

logoaquasefImprovement  the quality of the effluents from cultivation tanks, through purification water by microalgae.

logoaquasefDemonstration of hydrogen and fuel technologies in aquaculture.


logoaquasefTransfer of results to other industries with similar characteristics in order to promote reply results and inclusion of these technological           improvements in  European ecological aquaculture  plans.

logoaquasefElaboration of a communication post-LIFE plan.

logoaquasefGuides and explanatory panels

logoaquasefExchange of information and integration into ecological aquaculture promotion plans.









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This Project has been co-funded by the European Commission through the LIFE+ 2013 Program 

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