Moving from plans to actions allows the transformation of dreams into money for a company that produces shrimp, not only for its cash register but for the country. Aquamar, located near the Naranjal County, is a pioneer in changing the main use of diesel for renewable energy. It will be able to aerate the pools with modern engines and use state-of-the-art technology.
Other companies are getting ready to do the same, according to company representatives. In the country there are 210,000 hectares of shrimp farms, confirming thus, an ocean of work, a move from the use of fossil energy to renewable energy is fostered.
The use of electric power will allow Aquamar in a first stage to produce eight million pounds to more than 12 million shrimp a year. Another benefit is a new tariff for the use of electricity, for the agricultural and aquaculture sectors; The cost of kilowatt/hour went from 0.094 to 0.064 dollars. (I)