Swedish electric utility Vattenfall AB said on Thursday it has made the 640-MW Danish Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea available for a project to produce sustainable food.
The so-called [email protected] initiative is headed by Aarhus University and will run from 2023 to 2026. Partially funded by the Horizon Europe project OLAMUR (Offshore Low-trophic Aquaculture in Multi-Use scenario Realisation), [email protected] involves the production of blue mussels, sugar kelp, sea lettuce and dulse on lines at the offshore facility, with certain monitoring and research activities to be carried out.
Vattenfall is participating in the initiative alongside the Technical University of Denmark, the University of Copenhagen, as well as the Kattegatcenter and Kerteminde Seafarm. The Swedish energy group is also a knowledge partner in the Seamark Horizon Europe project, which focuses on the seaweed value chain and product development and testing.
"Danish Kriegers Flak is a large and modern offshore wind farm from 2021, which attracts great international interest. We are now opening a whole new chapter as Kriegers Flak, through [email protected], creates new ways for sustainable food production such as algae and mussels while contributing positively towards biodiversity," said Vattenfall marine biologist Matthieu Povidis-Delefosse.
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