Norway has a long standing tradition in fisheries and growing our own food to accompany our fish on the dinner table. Mostly potatoes and roots, wheat and other grain types in a historical sense. While globalization has changed most of the traditional diets in the world, it has not made them more sustainable. Certain growths need specific environments to flourish and will require a minimum temperature to survive. We also notice a change in weather patterns all over the planet, and the increasing demand for locally produced and climate-independent food is becoming apparent.
Because of the long tradition and innovation in fisheries, Norwegians became leading innovators in aquaculture and fish farming. We have always been close to the sea, and are historically known for both seamanship and exploration. Frey Aquaponics is another step as both innovators and explorers.
Aquaponics combines fish farming and plant-growing industries in elegant fashion:
By using the waste from fish farms, we give the plants their needed fertilizer. We can make climate-independent growing facilities, that handles the waste problem that presents itself with our fish farming industry. The plants naturally clean the water and are themselves the product of what, until now, has been seen as a environmental issue in our fish farming efforts.
Frey Aquaponics began with CEO Sikander Lhote's dream of a sustainable agriculture.
He identified that we had reached a plateau in our traditional way of growing food, and new solutions were needed if we are going to feed everyone in the future. The first mission of Frey Aquaponics, is to make sustainable fish-farming solutions, with an automated plant-growing process. The idea is to make a sustainable ecosystem, where the plants clean the water in which the fish grow. Today's applications for the handling of water in these land-based fish farms, are very energy consuming and expensive.
To realize his dream of a sustainable food industry, Sikander put together a team of idealists. An automation engineer, a marketing professional and a specialist in aquaculture. With this team we aim to give our aquaculture industry the opportunity to make completely sustainable fish-farming, with little to none impact on our natural world.
Our next mission will be to make Aquaponics available to everyone, as a natural part of their household and daily lives. We want to bring nature back into everyone's lives, even those living in apartment buildings in cities, as studies show most of us will be doing in the future.