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Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC): Develop scalable alternative energy solutions for Australia’s aquaculture industry - research partnership

Opportunity for

  • Researchers, entrepreneurs, solutions providers, commercial providers with scalable energy solutions suitable for Australia’s aquaculture industry. Opportunity description

Industry challenge:

Renewable energy alternatives for Australia’s aquaculture industry are likely to reduce operating costs and improve reliability. However existing solutions are not applicable in all use cases, and adoption is not adequately incentivised. There is a need to scope, cost and develop renewable energy solutions to support aquaculture operations in a variety of contexts where solutions are not yet available.

Current opportunity:

The Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) are seeking research applications from researchers, entrepreneurs, solutions providers, commercial providers with scalable energy solutions suitable for Australia’s aquaculture industry. To find out more about the eligibility criteria, application process and assessment criteria click ‘Visit website’ and to speak to the team ‘Enquire now’.

Opportunity background:

Fishing and aquaculture remain highly vulnerable to impacts of a changing climate for reasons that include:

  • Rapid warming of Australian waters, particularly in south-eastern Australia.
  • Energy intensive operations that rely on fossil fuels
  • Elevated risk of extreme weather events impacting human safety on moving marine platforms
  • Increased biosecurity risks
  • Need to integrate climate impacts into fisheries management systems
  • Exposure to changing risk profiles in the insurance and finance sectors

The FRDC will co-invest in initiatives to help build awareness, facilitate formation of new networks to trial renewable energy solutions, explore blue carbon options, and build capability and capacity to enhance adoption. These initiatives will help fishing and aquaculture sectors thrive regardless of a changing climate, and support vital strategic outcomes within FRDC’s R&D plan 2020-25, the National Fisheries Plan, and one of four priorities under the National Agricultural Innovation Policy Statement.

Opportunity type

Research partner, Seeking solutions

Express interest by

30 December 2022
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Readiness

Any (TRL 1-9)
For opportunities that are seeking solutions providers who are at any stage of readiness.
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Aquaculture Wild catch fisheries

Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC)

The Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) is a co-funded partnership between its two stakeholders, the Australian Government and the …

Multiple industries
Aquaculture Wild catch fisheries
  • Location

    Australia

  • Organisation type

    Research funding body

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