TETRAS

Technology transfEr for Thriving Recirculating Aquaculture Systems in the Baltic Sea Region


PROJECT DURATION
3 years | January 2023 – December 2025

FUNDING
Interreg BSR

BUDGET
2,955,553 EUR

CONSORTIUM

Klaipeda Science and Technology Park
Latvia (Lead Partner)
Associate member

Submariner Network
Germany
Full member

Klaipeda University
Latvia
Full member

Blue Research 
Denmark
Associate member


University of Gdansk
Poland
Associate member


Guldborgsund Municipality
Sweden
Associate member

Business Lolland-Falster

Ida-Viru Investment Agency

Wismar University of Applied Sciences; Technology, Business and Design

AB „LINAS AGRO GROUP"


PROJECT
The TETRAS project addresses a challenge common to regions across the Baltic Sea Region: how to harmonise economic development  with social and environmetal goals. Much of the excess water or energy used in industry is lost to the environment. What if we could capture these resources and use them for food production? Specifically, how can we use water in a smart way that balances the needs of industry with state-of-the-art  food production systems?
The solution is RAS: Recirculating Aquaculture Systems.
On its own, RAS are expensive and energy-intensive. However, as industrial "add-ons", RAS can be highly efficient methods of food production. For example, in combination pf heat exchange e.g. with geothermal and power plants, water re-use (e.g. so-called "technical" water) or agri-aqua symbioses like aquaponics.  Besides food, RAS creates additional revenue streams, e.g. by-products for use in cosmetics, bioplastics, fertiliser, or biogas. 
TETRAS will show how RAS can be placed in strategic geographic locations, or combined with industrial processes to increase efficiency, while producing affordable, healthy food. The partnership will co-develop regional pilots and standardised tools for municipalities to assess and monitor RAS applications and match them with suitable industries to form new symbiosis. These tools will allow public authorities to integrate  RAS into regional development strategies, contributing  to  both sustainable waters and the transition to a circular economy in a win-win scenario.

CONTACT PERSON

Efthalia Avarniti
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