Sealand Projects Ltd has been awarded by SE:SMART Scotland to carry out a feasibility study to adapt an innovative wave energy technology, ZOEX, to the aquaculture sector.
This project is in line with Scottish salmon producers’ net zero pledge, as well as Scottish Government’s efforts to create green jobs.
This project sits well within Sealand’s diversification portfolio to move more into the Blue Economy.
ZOEX Wave Energy Converters offer cost-effective, reliable, clean energy from incident waves. The system can be attached directly onto an aquaculture feed barge, generating meaningful energy at small sea-states as low as half a metre.
If the techo-economic challenges can be resolved via the feasibility study, a demonstration project will take place next year.
This innovative technology may be the sector’s route to replacing diesel generators used on feed barges, bringing salmon farming one step closer to decarbonisation.
This project is supported by Scottish Sea Farms and Sustainable Aquaculture Innovation Centre.