Thursday, October 24, 2019

Netherlands: Geofood Project Researches Use of Geothermal Heat for Greenhouse and Fish Farming

Research into the combination of geothermal heat, lettuce cultivation and fish farming started (WUR)

Under great interest the project Geofood has been started. The aim of Geofood is to investigate whether geothermal heating can not only be used to heat greenhouses, but also to breed fish.

Geofood is a collaboration between the Business Unit Greenhouse Horticulture of Wageningen University & Research (WUR) and partners from Iceland, Slovenia and the Netherlands.

To validate this model, an advanced fish farming system was installed at WUR in Bleiswijk in early 2019. It is a so-called recirculating aquaculture system (RAS). The largest tanks in this system contain around 10,000 liters of water containing thousands of fish.

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