Optimisation and more efficient use of energy and conversion from fossil to renewable sources will be important for the seafood industry in both the short and long term.
Sustainability is a keyword that addresses the global and national challenges we face, considering global warming and an anticipated situation of power shortages. It is also a topic that increasingly concerns consumers, customers, and investors.
Energy efficiency measures can thus contribute to increased profitability through reduced energy costs and by attracting customers and investors who value sustainable practices, while also reducing environmental and climate impact.
The aim of energy efficiency is to consume less energy without sacrificing its intended use, which is a more sustainable way of using energy.
Energy efficiency can be done on several levels. It can consists of improving the efficiency of specific components, increasing the efficiency of processes, or it could be a broader approach aimed at reducing the overall energy use of an entire industry or value chain.
The main goal of the project is to document the potential for energy efficiency in the seafood industry and describe relevant efforts we can make to save energy.
Because different parts of the seafood industry have different energy needs, they are split into four main sectors to reach the main goal: whitefish, shrimp, aquaculture and pelagic.
Furthermore, it’s divided into the following sub-goals:
- Create an overview of the best practices for energy energy efficient operations within various seafood sectors.
- Chart the potential for energy efficiency in the future within different seafood sectors.
- Describe process specific energy saving measures with calculation of investment costs, operating costs, and energy saving.
- Determine the potential for using renewable energy to replace fossil energy.