Nemo Company and UNS created the primary scallop-focused photo voltaic raft with monetary assist from the Nationwide Program for Innovation in Fishing and Aquaculture (PNIPA), a part of the Ministry of Manufacturing of Peru (PRODUCE). The corporate says the photo voltaic raft is the primary of its type in Peru and Latin America; and represents a big change within the Peruvian mariculture trade.
The undertaking, “Implementation of a raft with photo voltaic vitality to cut back greenhouse fuel emissions and operational prices within the cultivation of scallops by the corporate Nemo Company within the area of Piura,” (code ACU-SIA-SP-2022 -00548) concerned an funding of greater than SOL 426,770 ($106,000) and noticed the design and deployment of a photo voltaic raft with photovoltaic panels that generate vitality to function a water pump, screening machine and a outboard motor.
The photo voltaic raft is at present working and the undertaking framework workshop, held on December 19 on the firm’s camp, demonstrated the navigability of the raft. The launch occasion was attended by the technical workforce, media companions, public representatives and firm collaborators.
“The commissioning of the primary photo voltaic raft for scallop farming marks a milestone in Peruvian mariculture, however above all, it reaffirms our dedication to sustainable aquaculture,” stated biologist Raúl Valencia Cruz, supervisor of Nemo Company SAC.
Based on the technical workforce of the undertaking, the photo voltaic raft will enable a big discount in using fossil fuels, primarily within the operations of sowing and increasing the cultivation of scallops. This discount can attain as much as 52 p.c.
“The beneficiaries are to begin with the setting, as a result of it’ll not produce greenhouse gases and polluting waste; and the employees, as a result of the extent of noise (decibels) might be decrease and at last, the manufacturing of scallops itself as a result of discount of prices, “stated Professor Francisco Risco, head of the Renewable Power Laboratory of the Nationwide College of Santa , and member of the undertaking’s technical workforce.
Additionally, the photo voltaic raft will enable the event course of to be versatile as a result of the raft might be moved to the work websites as required by the farm operators, this represents a decrease variety of journeys of the assist boat and due to this fact decrease gas consumption and working prices.
Nemo Company, throughout the framework of its dedication to sustainable aquaculture and its ASC certification, will use new expertise as a part of a brand new vitality use coverage. After implementation, the technical workforce of Nemo Company believes that the photo voltaic raft will result in a discount of 111 tons of CO₂ per yr. The photo voltaic raft will enable the corporate to cut back its ecological footprint and contribute to the progress of the UN Sustainable Growth Targets (SDG).