EFFICIENT ECO-FRIENDLY FARMING SYSTEM WITH IMPROVED FISH WELFARE
Fish is farmed in animal-friendly vertical raceways environment – allowing for higher fish densities compared to other land-based fish farms.
Temperature and oxygen levels are optimized. The water is continuously cleaned of waste particles, toxic gases and metabolites.
The vertical raceways are stacked at up to 10 independent levels. OpEx costs for farming salmon in a SIFT system are estimated to being similar to ocean net pens.
The Norway-based SIFT Group AS has developed an innovative concept for land-based fish farming of Atlantic salmon based on Super-Intensive Farming Technology (SIFT).
The company is now planning a full-scale commercial demonstration farm with an annual capacity to harvest some 1,000 tons. Subsequently a production expansion to 35,000 tons a year will take place on our available plot of land being three hectares outside Tromsø. The company has received a Norwegian pilot license for production of 20 tons per year, which will be updated step-by-step to a 35,000 tons full-scale facility.
Main products are:
- 1-5 kg live salmon from our own SIFT facility from 2023-24.
- Complete SIFT solutions and engineering services.
- Vertical shallow velodrome-shaped raceways.
- Raceways rigged in special-steel rack – vertically stacked up to 8 raceway levels.
- Systems for controlled water flow, optimal growth conditions and fish welfare.
- Systems for controlling high fishing densities up to 100-300 kg/m3.
- Nano-bubble oxygen injectors.
- Water purification systems (RAS-1 + RAS-2) at each raceway level, >95% water reuse.
- System for improved CO2 degassing and feeding with floating feed.
CEO, Founder & Board Member
Dr. Scient. & Master of Fisheries Science. 40 years of experience in fishery research and education, management, and market-oriented innovation and as a Professor of Seafood Marketing.
Master from the Norwegian College of Fishery Science with more than 15 years of experience in land-based aquaculture with RAS technology of several fish species internationally.
Scientific Director, Founder, Board Member
Dr. Philos. in fish biology. 40 years of experience in fish research at the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research, as an aquaculture professor at UiT, The Arctic University of Norway, and as a senior research fellow at Akvaplan-Niva.
Technology Partner & Board Member
Civil engineer. 30-year experience in factory design, automation, installation, and services to the seafood industry on land and at sea (production ships) worldwide. Own engineering company Plieno Spektras (Klaipėda, Lithuania).
Master in fisheries. More than 20-year experience in land-based farming projects for several fish species.
COB, Planning & Building Consultant
Engineer. Management (NHH & oil company Mobile). Economy / Marketing (Nord University). Innovation (Babson College).
Per Arnold Dyrkoren
Physicist & Historian (UiT & LSE, London). 35 years of experience from project – and business management, innovation, investments, and funding of SMEs in 20 countries on three continents.
Civil Engineer. 19 years technical and management experience from large – and start-up technology companies within Oil & Gas and Fish Farming in Scotland and Norway.