Global Aquaculture production has grown at an impressive rate over the past three decades – by 58 million tonnes no less, and this rising global demand shows no signs of stopping.
Our PLUTUS technology is designed to tackle the challenges facing the aquaculture industry, while simultaneously fostering the evolution of a circular economy.
PLUTUS is intended to increase revenue streams by generating high value by-products from fish waste that can be sold back into the market or re-used in the fish farming process.
Re-purposing co-products is an important, clean and sustainable production opportunity. Not only will it potentially generate additional revenue from by-products, but it will also cut handling costs and associated emissions.
Through processing Category 2 fish waste, the PLUTUS system can recover valuable oils, which can be transformed into biodiesel that can either be acquired by fish farms to fuel vessels or sold on for use in industry such as agricultural machinery, public transport or haulage.
By obtaining solid matter from Category 2 waste, the PLUTUS system can recover valuable proteins to produce a recycled, natural fertiliser. This provides a 100% environmentally friendly alternative to inorganic fertilisers and can help soil improvement.
Fish proteins contain 16-18 amino acids, producing nutrient-rich by-products and therefore it was imperative that PLUTUS was designed to also extracts valuable protein and omega oils from the Category 3 waste. These can be included as a functional ingredient in many foodstuffs.
*Note that Category 2 and 3 waste streams are processed separately.