Aquaponics Oyster Farming Algae Power Production & You
A lot of people really like wild sea food that’s harvested from its natural environment, but were you aware a large percentage of sea food currently comes from massive farming activities? Shrimp, Fish & Oyster farming has changed over the years to the extent producers can breed and harvest domesticated creatures they grow from farming activities through the use of algae.
Algae plants are usually an unwanted site in most ponds. Dense mats of wavy green algae strands can be unsightly, but most importantly are frequently an indication that the pond is out of balance meaning there’s too many nutrients for the pond to completely dispose of before the algae can feed on them. By incorporating seafood species in to these ponds that feed on algae you produce a well balanced aquaponic system.
Have you heard of aquaponics before? Aquaponics is based on the symbolic relationships seen in nature and can be generally explained as the combination of aquaculture and hydroponics. Fish effluent from traditional aquaculture systems is commonly used to feed plants inside a hydroponic system.
In the case of algae many of our favorite fish, oysters or shrimp, really like algae as much as we like a good sea food platter. These animals stuff themselves on algae plus the waste materials they make is used again by the algae to grow.
In aquaponic systems the nutrients are supplied by the seafood. They create ammonia when they breathe and whenever they excrete waste, this ammonia is converted by beneficial bacteria in to nutrients available to the algae plants. The solids are digested and filtered by the algae while efficiently cleansing the water.
So essentially you have a closed-loop system for sustaining your domesticated fish farms. A few farmers are going one step further than that, by increasing the amount of algae they produce within their algae raceway ponds, they can also create environment friendly power with the algae plants they grow.
Algal biomass also produces algae biodiesel, to power internal combustion automobile engines. Algae Aviation Fuel Inc. is now able to create powder algal aviation fuel which powers external combustion engines such as a turbine generator, both of these fuels can be implemented to generate environmentally friendly electric power.
The merging of algae farming for seafood production and for renewable energy has grown in recent years. These innovative seafood farming solutions improve productivity for farmers and offer enormous business opportunities for entrepreneurs internationally.