Develop a collector to feed an absorption chiller to produce ice for fisheries in Fuerteventura
Benefits of Project
Fisheries are fishermen associations dedicated to extractive fishing, fish processing and distribution. Energy consumption to maintain the fish cod for storage and distribution is a relevant part of their cost structure. Usually, most of the electrical energy consumed is dedicated to the production of cold in different states, as ice making, low temperature for maintenance of cold storage and cooling for air-conditioning. Customarily, fresh water is used for ice making.
The aim of this project is to demonstrate the feasibility of a sustainable cero emission, cooling and ice production for local fisherman at Fuerteventura Biosphere Reserve, support local manufacturing and to create a new market.
The project uses a well known set of technologies: absorption chiller, solar thermal and photovoltaic and wind energy, to green the fisheries business: improving performance while diminishing the environmental impacts.
Also, improving water efficiency innovating in the production of ice from sea water instead of fresh water, which is crucial in arid areas such as Fuerteventura.
This project has been partially financed by Invest in Spain.