Sustainable solution for controlling algae and bacteria in fish farming
Waturu enters into an agreement with a internationally recognized company within fish farming. The intention is to eliminate the risk of mortality from fish as a result of external bacteria or algae.
Tons of fish die as a result of the influence of algae or bacteria of various kinds.
Waturu has developed a new type of sustainable solution for the treatment of process water for eg. fish farming that, when using electrodes in a water flow, kills bacteria and algae and supplies antioxidants to the water.
So far, the usual solution has been to medicate the fish against diseases such as Flavobacterium psychrophilum, use of formalin and purification of the water by using e.g. UV lighting. Unfortunately, there is an increase in mortality among the fish, which may be due to resistance to current medications as well as sporadically increased incidences of algae and bacteria due to the weather.
The agreement means that Waturu will set up test facilities during the month of June and that in the subsequent 6 - 8 weeks, documentation will be recorded on improvement of the survival rate and faster growth.
"The climate-friendly technology Waturu has developed - we designate as a platform technology. There is in many different industries the need for treatment of water whether it be heating, cleaning or a combination. We call it our OEM business area and with the agreement we prove that it is possible to execute and expand the business. When the results are available later in the year, we will assess the impact on the future results ". Says CFO at Waturu Holding A / S, Michael Nørgaard.
The Scandinavian countries are at the forefront of fish farming based on the type RAS - Recirculating Aquaculture Systems, and have a total of more than approx. 700 plants. There are thousands of plants worldwide and in the year 2030 it is expected that up to 40% of the global fish market will be delivered from RAS plants. The plant that participates in the test produces approx. 750 tons of trout. The current mortality among the fish is approx. 40%.