Nordic’s recently released power mix and usage numbers are clear, Maine is the wrong place for RAS based salmon farmers.
Local Environmental Impact
Key Issues / Local Environmental Impact
Does Nordic Aquafarms – or anyone for that matter – have the necessary experience to risk such a large project?
It seems wise investors would be concerned that RAS’s enormous and constant power requirements and the likelihood that electricity will only get more expensive going forward is reason plenty to think of investing elsewhere.
Compare nut trees to either net pen or land based salmon farming and it’s clear; truly sustainable good nutrition is possible without such issues as animal welfare, local environmental damage and heavy carbon footprint.
More and more it looks like investing in salmon farming, whether open pen or land based, is a short sighted investment.
It is hard not to notice the RAS industry is experiencing tremendous growth exhibiting the same crazy market exuberence as the Internet Bubble of the late 90’s however IntraFish is reporting today that Nekkar has been awarded a $1.1 million grant to persue it’s innovative closed-cage technology in partnership with a “renowned fish farmer”. Proponents […]
RAS salmon farmers such as Nordic Aquafarms have focused their argument to build in Maine based upon the unsustainability of flying salmon and being “close to market”. However, new technologies and processes are being discovered every day and as pointed out by Salmon Business this week: Can a train route built in 1916 change the […]
Nordic Aquafarms claims to have chosen Maine because of the use of renewable energy for electricity production however “The treatment of biomass as carbon neutral runs counter to scientific findings” showing that burning wood for energy typically emits 1.5 times more CO2 than coal and 3 times more than natural gas, the plaintiffs argue. Nordic will start by clear cutting up to 40 acres of trees and pouring tons of concrete which itself is one of the worst producers of CO2. Sustainable?