A recent market report entitled “Towards a Blue Revolution” and led by the organization The Nature Conservancy and the impact investment firm Encourage Capital, has analyzed the prospects of the aquaculture market, as well as the most promising technologies.
According to the report, the main primary production system that will receive the largest investments are the Aquaculture Recirculation Systems (RAS), since they have the greatest potential for combined financial profitability and better environmental sustainability.
The reasons why systems are identified as those that require a greater investment are:
- Evidence suggests they have improved environmental performance relative to business-as-usual production systems but have largely failed to attract private capital at a sufficient scale to reach their full commercial and impact potential.
- Private capital markets have historically been hesitant to finance RAS and offshore production systems because heavy capital expenditures are required, and risks have not been well understood.
- Despite the perceived risks and challenges faced when investing in aquaculture production, there are ways to unlock compelling financial and impact returns by taking measures to optimize capital structures and mitigate operational risks.
ELOXIRAS® is presented as an alternative for water treatment that mitigates several of the risks inherent in RAS systems, improving the treatment system and easily adapting the needs and the volume of cultivation.
You can visit the full report here: https://www.nature.org/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/documents/TNC_EncourageCapital_TowardsABlueRevolution_v1_1.pdf