Lift Up appoints new agent for Iceland

Lift Up AS has entered into an agreement with ÍSFELL EHF to act as their agent in Iceland. ÍSFELL is a well established operator in the market, carrying a wide range of equipment and gear for the fishing and aquaculture industry and has eight netlofts and storage facilities around Iceland, one of which a service station for net-cages.
ÍSFELL is already supplying salmon farmers in Iceland with mooring systems and net-bags from SELSTAD AS.
Through its cooperation with ÍSFELL, Lift Up will strengthen its position in the growing Icelandic market and will be offering full collection systems as well as parts from its stock with ÍSFELL in Hafnarfjørður.
FISKELDISTJÓNUSTAN EHF, which has been Lift Up´s representative in Iceland until now, will still be offering installation and service of Lift Up equipment.

Intend to make GRAS from fishfarming waste

Two experienced companies in the aquaculture industry, Bolaks and Lift Up are cooperating to develop new technology for collecting waste in salmon cages, and have applied the Norwegian authorities for 6 licenses to test out the technology. The project has been named GRAS (Green circulation of aqauaculture waste) and aims to allow for full-scale collection of waste from salmon cages.

«With his technology we believe that it will be possible to increase production of farmed salmon in existing localities while at the same tim reducing the effect on the surrounding environment. In addition we can build upon existing technology and expertise perfected over several decades» says Bjørg Holmefjord Antonsen, CEO of Bolaks.

Lift Up has many years experience as supplier of mort collection equipment to the aquaculture industry. Since 2012 the company has tested different methods of collecting also fish waste from floating fishfarming cages and has done research on how to utilise fish waste as fertilizer. “These trials have shown great potential and we see fish waste as an importan resource, both as an ingridient in fertilizer as well as for biogas production» says CEO of Lift Up, Liam Heffernan. «If we succeed in effective collection of feed waste (uneaten feed and faeces) on a large scale basis, this will open up the potential for a value chain that can utilise the energy in the waste».