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Smart feeder reduces carbon footprint of fish production

Umitron’s AI-powered smart feeder reduced feed-related GHG emissions by 20% compared to conventional automatic feeders.

Smart feeder reduces carbon footprint of fish production

June 9, 2022


Umitron recently assessed the environmental footprint of the use of Umitron Cell on an ASC-certified red sea bream farm in Japan. The life cycle assessment measured greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions produced across the product’s value chain, from raw material procurement to end-use and disposal. The analysis showed that Umitron Cell, Umitron’s AI-powered smart feeder, reduced feed-related GHG emissions by 20% compared to conventional automatic feeders.

The life cycle assessment showed that GHG emissions ASC-certified red sea bream were approximately 1,048 g CO2 eq per 100 g of product. The analysis results also showed that procurement of raw materials, mainly for fish feed, accounted for more than 80% of the product’s total GHG emissions. 

When compared against conventional automatic feeders, Umitron Cell was able to decrease GHG emissions by about 20% (240 g CO2 per 100g of product). This is because it uses an AI-based Fish Appetite Index (FAI) to analyze fish behavior during feeding and can minimize the amount of feed wastage in the water, the company said.

The 20% reduction roughly translates to about 1 hour of home air conditioner use. In the future, Umitron is planning to add more data on GHG reductions for products farmed using Umitron Cell.

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