Project France

A highly sustainable salmon farm combined with greenhouse productions.

A 10.000 t salmon farm 4 hr from Paris and close to markets in central Europe.

France is the second largest market for farmed Atlantic salmon in the world. It is a patriotic market and French consumers are willing to pay a premium price for domestic sustainable products. With our project in France, we deal with these issues. Smart Salmon’s vision for its project in France is to produce sustainable local salmon that is safe, healthy and tasty at competitive prices.

Food safety is a high priority when choosing seafood, and transportation affects the products freshness. We have 100 acres to build a facility of 50.000 m² in Guingamp, Brittany, only 4 hrs away from Paris restaurants, and still close to other markets in central Europe.

Background

Smart Salmon aims to be carbon-neutral, with the ambition to have zero emissions on our land-based fish farm in France and to establish our own Smart Salmon consumer brand products in France and Europe.

We have a preliminary design of the facility, and are now working with our French partners to be granted all licenses and building permits for 10.000 tonnes of salmon, with the ambition to extend to 20.000 in a later stage. It is designed to produce from eggs to full-grown salmon and it includes a process department for its own consumer brand products all under one roof – complete with its own wastewater and sludge treatment units where the only outlet will be cleansed water.

Details

Smart Salmon envisions a land-based farm that is self-sufficient and fully-circular. Solar panels will provide the facility with clean energy. In addition a biogas plant will recycle sludge into methane or hydrogen, and convert it to electric power to be used in the facility. Nutrients from sludge and captured CO2 from wastewater treatment will be used in greenhouse productions on-site.

  • 2021

    Finalise application process.

  • 2022

    License excepted approval by April.

    Start building in France Q3.

  • 2023

    Eggs in during Q1.

  • 2024

    First domestic French salmon delivered in Q4.

100

acre land agreement

50.000

m2 building facility

10.000

tonnes yearly production

4

hours from Paris

Norway

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