Solar-Aquaculture Habitats as Resource-Efficient and Integrated Multilayer Production Systems (SHRIMPS) Project Dates: August 2019 - May 2023
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PROJECT OBJECTIVE

The SHRIMPS project aims to reduce freshwater consumption, wastewater, CO2 emissions and pollutant inputs as well as achieve farms’ greater resilience to the impacts of climate change. It will also improve the economic situation of rural areas in the Mekong region, contribute to greater energy security, promote sustainable shrimp breeding methods and create a platform for international and interdisciplinary knowledge transfer.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The SHRIMPS project unites aquaculture research and solar energy expertise to reveal challenges and opportunities of a PV-shrimp system and to gain a deeper understanding of synergies and interactions between both layers. The SHRIMPS partners intend to develop a concept of a PV-shrimps production system, establishing aquavoltaics as a further dual land use management system that raises overall productivity of land, reduces water consumption and wastewater outflow, mitigates CO2-emissions, promotes adaptation strategies to climate change, fosters economic situation of rural areas in Mekong Delta, contributes to more security of energy supply, supports sustainable shrimp production technologies and establishes a platform for international and interdisciplinary knowledge transfer.

The project consists of three phases:
 

Phase 1: Development of SHRIMPS Systems 

  • Doing research on the most promising production techniques

  • nvestigating the load-bearing capacity of the Vietnamese shrimp company’s production halls and developing the hall structure’s necessary reinforcements

  • Examinating and evaluating (i) the pilot plant’s grid construction and connection, internal upscaling & external downscaling, (ii) the legal ground to clarify land use related issues
     

Phase 2: Installation of SHRIMPS Pilot Plant

  • Placing the pilot plant with the installed capacity of approximate 100kWp on the Vietnamese shrimp company’s site in the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu

  • Using the plant to demonstrate the potential of aqua-PV for shrimp breeding using the bio floc process

 

Phase 3: Monitoring, Evaluation and Rollout

  • Monitoring the prototype to ensure that the constructed plant is reliable and can be used as a reference for industry not only in Viet Nam but also in other countries
  • Transferring the aqua-PV systems to small and medium-sized enterprises in the Mekong region, with particular emphasis on the region’s social conditions and economic situation


SECTORS OR AREAS OF WORK
  1. Smart grids
  2. Energy efficiency


Region/Location

BUDGET

USD 1,670,000

DONORS (OR FUNDING /CONTRIBUTING ORGANIZATIONS)
  1. BMBF - German Federal Ministry of Education and Research
PROJECT CONTACT PERSON

Name:Maximilian Trommsdorff

Email: maximilian.trommsdorff@ise.fraunhofer.de

IMPLEMENTING AGENCY OR AGENCIES

SUPPORT TYPE
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

GIZ supports Vietnamese authorities in the management of protected areas and sustainable forests, including the certification of timbers and introduction of payments to local people for their forest-related environmental services. In the Mekong Delta, climate change adaptation measures are supported, for example by building wave breakers along the coastline to protect the backlands against erosion as well as storms and floods. On the national level, GIZ is working with the Government of Viet Nam to achieve the country┬┤s Nationally Determined Contribution under the Paris Agreement to contribute to global climate change mitigation efforts.


BUDGET

USD 1,670,000

DONORS (OR FUNDING /CONTRIBUTING ORGANIZATIONS)
  1. BMBF - German Federal Ministry of Education and Research
PROJECT CONTACT PERSON

Name:Maximilian Trommsdorff

Email: maximilian.trommsdorff@ise.fraunhofer.de

IMPLEMENTING AGENCY OR AGENCIES

SUPPORT TYPE