Akvaponics in a digital world
Purpose and goal
We build an aquaponic system prototype for more sustainable and resilient food production. We will be transparent and based on state-of-the-art knowledge around aquaponics, circular resource flows, IoT and blockchain technology. We will establish a platform for scaling a circular business model from a sustainability perspective where we engage supermarkets, customers, regulators, the public sector, researchers and technology providers. We deliver a Stakeholder Opinion Assessment report, an LCA analysis and a learning workshop.
Expected results and effects
Within five years we expect a functional circular economy in production and consumption of fish and vegetables, that uses modern digital tools, all in line with the new Swedish food policy. A food production system that uses resources which today are seen as waste. The end result will be a system that provides improved sustainability and resilience, lower emissions, improved food security and efficiency, better transparency and traceability as well as improving Sweden´s competitiveness.
Planned approach and implementation
The project is structured in four main components: a functional aquaponic prototype installation, establishing a collaboration platform for scaling of the business model, developing a distributed ledger (blockchain) demonstration for transparency and traceability and finally a communication package.