DYNEAQUACULTURE IS A TECHNOLOGY DRIVEN BUSINESS

AT THE CORE OF DYNEAQUACULTURE IS A CUTTING-EDGE RAS FACILITY.

THIS IS BASED ON A PATENTED PROCESS OWNED BY VEOLIA, THE GLOBAL LEADER IN WATER TECHNOLOGIES.

THE DRAS 4 DESIGN IS CUTTING EDGE AND PROVEN.

Through a License Agreement arrangement with Veolia, DyneAqua and its general contracting partner, Black & Veatch, will design and build facilities throughout the United States.  Black & Veatch is the largest privately held GC in the US ($4B) and is experienced in similarly scoped water technology projects.

The design, the “DRAS 4”, that DyneAqua will deploy is cutting edge and proven. It incorporates two very large concentric circular tanks instead of dozens of smaller ones. It will further incorporate three generations of improvements from the Veolia concentric circular models now operating successfully in Switzerland, Denmark, and Norway. DyneAqua, Black & Veatch and Veolia have Americanized and value-engineered the design which is now ready for site-specific engineering.

VEOLIA CONCENTRIC CIRCLE FACILITY.  OUTER RING.

THE DRAS 4 IS FUNDAMENTALLY DIFFERENT AND BETTER. 

Unlike other land-based projects that raise salmon in saltwater drawn from the ocean, the design uses clean, freshwater drawn from aquifers deep below the surface.

  • This starting point ensures that the salmon are never exposed to the contaminants, parasites and diseases commonly found in the ocean.

  • The DRAS 4 freshwater model is simpler, safer, and less costly to build, operate and maintain.

  • The DRAS 4 process is state-of-the-industry.

  • Its two very large circular tanks, arranged concentrically, contain 6,900 cubic meters of water (1.8M gallons).

  • The two purge tanks hold an additional 700 cubic meters of water.

This is made possible by three large pumps that continually lift the water from the lowest point in the system to the highest to repeat the recirculation cycle. This contrasts sharply with the industry standard, competitive designs. Those require several dozen smaller tanks to contain the same volume of water. In turn, each of those tanks are interconnected through a labyrinth of piping totaling many miles, much of it underground. The combination of dozens of tanks and miles of piping requires a lot of energy to recirculate the water. It also introduces the potential for dangerous bacterial build-up in the extensive piping architecture.

VEOLIA IS THE GLOBAL LEADER IN WATER TECHNOLOGIES

VEOLIA CONCENTRIC CIRCLE DESIGN IN OPERATION- DENMARK – KINGFISH

VEOLIA CONCENTRIC CIRCLE TECHNOLOGY DESIGN OVERVIEW CAD VIDEO

THE DRAS 4 LEVERAGES SCALE WHICH INCLUDES USING A HATCHERY LARGE ENOUGH TO RAISE TO SMOLT FROM EGGS UP TO 1KG.

THE DRAS 4 LARGE-SCALE PLATFORM

From this launch platform, the 1.8M gallon system is ideally suited to do what it does best, grow out a larger biomass of salmon than other designs which are mated to hatcheries that raise smaller smolt. Thomas Hofmann, former head operator for the Veolia system in Switzerland and now with Veolia, calls the concentric circle design “a grow-out beast”.

  • The DRAS 4 large-scale platform is designed to match the hatchery with four grow-out units.

  • This combination has an annual production capacity of 4,800 metric tons (MT) of 4kg salmon. 

  • The total production time from egg to harvest weight is 20-21 months.

  • This 4,800 MT platform is the base model that DyneAqua plans to replicate in multiple locations that are close to local population centers and the hubs of its distribution partner.

This strategy maximizes the efficiencies of scale while maintaining local market freshness and sustainability.

Atlantic Salmon raised in Veolia concentric circle design in 2019. Thomas Hofmann, the facility operator, is currently with Veolia and consulting with DyneAqua.

THE LARGE CORRIDORS ARE MUCH MORE ENERGY EFFICIENT AND BIOSECURE.

Importantly, and by contrast to competing designs, the unique concentric circle system is connected by short “man-sized” concrete corridors which can be easily entered for inspection and cleaning. These large corridors are a much more energy efficient way to move large volumes of water than miles of small diameter pipes. The large corridor design also represents a significant biosecurity safety feature. This unique feature ensures the health of the salmon by safeguarding them against dangerous bacteria and hydrogen sulfide (H2S) buildups that can go undetected in underground piping systems and become highly toxic.

VEOLIA CONCENTRIC CIRCLE – RECIRCULATION FLOW

 DYNEAQUACULTURE IS REIMAGINING THE US SEAFOOD INDUSTRY

PARTNERS

DyneAqua has been working for years with its partners in feed production, aquaculture technology, seafood distribution and construction to create a superior model of efficiency.

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PRODUCT

Atlantic salmon is the most popular and fastest growing seafood in the US. It is also part of a small group of foods that are universally accepted by nutrition experts as being good for you.

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SUSTAINABILITY

Our approach to sustainability runs throughout a vertically integrated platform. It begins with aquafeed production and continues through the distribution of locally harvested salmon.

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