World is in demand for protein rich food from sustainable resources. Contained environment, reuse of industrial quarry, desalination of saltwater, waste treatment, and production powered by the sun - these will be some of our contributions to a sustainable salmon business.
To address the main environmental issues facing the salmon industry; escapes, diseases, toxic algaes and sealice infections, we target salmon production in a contained and controlled environment.
Modern process water treatment minimize impact on marine ecosystems.
Reuse of industrial quarry
Our location in Espevik is reusing a long-established quarry. Thus, no need for harming the environment by claiming new greenfield.
Wastewater is treated, removing nutrients and organic material and sterilized before released back to the sea. The removed sludge will be used as raw material for biogas production.
Desalination of seawater
For our smolt production we will require a high-quality fresh water source. In accordance with our bio security philosophy, we will source all water requirement from one source, the immediate seawater fjord.
Hydro and solar power to reduce footprint
At Espevik, average yearly light influx compared to sunny Berlin, Germany. Dark winters are compensated by long summer evenings. This allows Ecofisk to partly rely on power supply from solar power panels mounted on the roof of our facilities.
During summertime, we expect peak solar production to meet overall power consumption, the remaining sourced from Norway's abundant access of green hydropower.