Research and Development
LOCAL OCEAN has initiated a range of R&D projects. We anticipate the results of our R&D will improve operational efficiency, provide our customers with a greater variety of species to choose from and reduce our carbon footprint.
Improving Operational Efficiency
We have recently entered into partnership with BioCastle whose patented SBP technology (Small Bioreactor Platform) integrates engineering and microbiology into an innovative water filtration and purification solution. The SBP technology uses a carrier platform in the form of small bioreactor capsules containing specific microorganism cultures that facilitate the denitrification process in conjunction with our existing microbial and plant biofilters.
In addition, LOCAL OCEAN has partnered with Aquaera in deploying Watermaze 7 (WM-7) - a patented Air Core Water Vortex Antiguide, Multi-Functional photochemical reactor module for water purification. It is the most advanced water purification technology on the market.
New Species Development
LOCAL OCEAN's new product development is not just limited to fish. Our new species development also includes the production of edible plants such as Salicornia, also known as saltwater asparagus, prized by French and Asian chefs alike. In addition, we are culturing other wetland plant species that might be utilized in reclamation projects such as mangrove plants. Recently, we partnered with Aquagreen – a company developing species of seaweed as an integral part of the denitrification process and a source of valuable ingredients for the food and pharmaceutical markets.
Reducing Our Carbon Footprint