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The world's first boat hull with climate-neutral raw materials
Tuesday, February 13, 2024, 06:50 (GMT + 9)
In Norway, specifically in Mo i Rana at AKVA group, the world's first boat hull made from climate-neutral raw materials is now being launched. This marks the beginning of a new era for sustainable aquaculture with the iconic Polarcirkel boats, known for their safety and quality. It demonstrates how AKVA group is continuously working to be pioneers in creating a better future.
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AKVA group has received certification through ISCC PLUS to use raw materials based on bio-based and recycled raw materials such as forest waste and used cooking oil in the production of both workboats and fish pens. The boat remains identical, constructed with the same material, with a significant change: the virgin materials no longer come from fossil oil but are sourced from plants. This transition to sustainable sources makes the boat hull climate-neutral. The boat's main task remains to ensure the safety of employees at sea. The raw material will be purchased from the same suppliers as before, to ensure that the quality remains identical.
“Safety at sea is our main goal, and this is achieved just as effectively by using new raw materials. We want to offer aquaculture operators a more sustainable choice. By embracing greener alternatives, we contribute to giving them the opportunity to make environmentally conscious decisions and thus contribute to a more sustainable future - whether you opt for motor-driven or electric motor,” says General Manager of AKVA group Helgeland Plast Freddy Bakken Braseth.
Through the integration of climate-neutral boat hulls in plastic, AKVA group has not only a technological advancement but has also created a product with a significantly reduced carbon footprint.
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The global launch of the first climate-neutral boat hull and fish pen changes the perspective on resource utilization and underscores AKVA group's strong commitment to leading towards a better future for the aquaculture industry.
Through solid partnerships with customers and suppliers, AKVA group sets a standard for sustainability work.
Author: Anne Oma | Akva Group