The participants in the project are leading resources from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), the Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO), as well as Holmøy Maritime, which is engaged in ocean-based fish farming, and feed producer Skretting.
Andfjord Salmon's ambition is to develop the world's most sustainable fish farm of its kind. Being able to reuse the fish sludge that the cleaning robots collect from the bottom of Andfjord Salmon's fish farming pool, and then utilising it as a valuable resource, is an important part of the concept. It is good for both the fish in the pool and for the marine environment outside the facility.
The company Antec Biogas AS is the project owner, while Andfjord Salmon AS is taking part as a project participant. John Morken at research institution NMBU is the project manager and NIBIO will be conducting research related to the project.
The Research Council of Norway is participating in the project with a grant of NOK 7.45 million.
The project starts in 2022 with preparations for and development of an Antec biogas reactor that will be used by researchers at NMBU and NIBIO to develop an optimal bacterial culture and bioreactor process to optimally produce biogas.
Antec Biogas has a distinctive reactor technology, which uses a "plug and flow" system and biofilm. This provides a faster biogas process, which is particularly useful in this context.