GEOFOOD - Validation of an energy model for recirculating aquaculture systems

Alexander Boedijn, Marcel Raaphorst, Eric Poot, Carlos Espinal, Rob van de Ven

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This report contains a description and validation of the energy model for recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS), which was developed within the EU project GEOFOOD. The model has been validated using data that was collected from the fish farming system at the research facilities of Wageningen University & Research in Bleiswijk, the Netherlands. Project partner Landing Aquaculture designed and built the system in 2019. The validated model can be used to simulate the energy demand of RAS for different climates, system designs and fish species. Evaluation of the use of geothermal (residual) energy for heating RAS also falls under the model’s applications.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBleiswijk
PublisherWageningen Plant Research
Number of pages25
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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NameReport / Stichting Wageningen Research, Wageningen Plant Research, Business Unit Greenhouse Horticulture


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