The oceanloop technology stands for an efficient use of natural resources, such as water, electrical and thermal energy and food.
neomar is currently the only company worldwide, which offers the inland production of seafish without access to natural seawater. The oceanloop does not require any seawater to dilute or discharge waste, as it is completely removed by the water treatment.
The oceanloop works, in contrast to many other recirculating aquaculture systems, with almost the same water level and without piping in the components of primary water circulation. By this, pressure losses are minimized in such a way, that energy-efficient flow pumps can be used. Furthermore, a sophisticated component design leads to synergies between the different units of water treatment and improves the overall filter efficiency of the system.
In terms of climate management, forms and amount of energy used in the farm have to be optimized, concerning ecological and economical factors. This has to be done in close cooperation with the customer, because investment strategy as well as site-related factors must be considered.
In particular, the use of renewable energy (such as geothermal or solar heat) and/or waste heat are in the focus of development. Biogas plants, steelworks and landfills can be named as examples here. For the first time, the unique feature of farming seafish wherever you are, enables a successful implementation of these concepts also for marine aquaculture.
In comparison to terrestrial animal husbandry, fish stands out for a very good feed conversion. This underlines the future potential and sustainability of aquaculture.
Furthermore, feed conversion in the oceanloop is as a rule better than in open aquaculture systems, as the environmental conditions can be well controlled.