Associative model in aquaculture
Collaboration between companies and technology centers is one of the elements to highlight, according to Axel Klimpel, ceo of AquaPacific, who emphasizes that “the work model that we are implementing in this project is key to our strategy of development of aquaculture in the north centre and, why not, the country. The active participation of the private sector, in this case a productive company and one of products and services for aquaculture, is essential to accelerate innovation and technological development”.
Klimpel adds that “the collaborative model allows to incorporate very different capabilities and that strengthen the project, reducing risks and costs. Finally, both companies benefit from working together, as Alimtec can optimize their production, improving the profitability of their business; whereas, for Luxmeter, it is the opportunity to open your company to new markets, creating products and incorporating not-so-traditional customers.”
Claudio Steiner, general manager of Luxmeter Energy, confirms that this experience has been an opportunity for the Puerto Rican company. “Our premise is to open up markets and we are convinced that our technology can be of great help for the cultivation of microalgae, as well as for other aquaculture crops in the north of the country,” he explains. He argues that the main challenge to carry out this project was the 1,500 km that separate them from the Coquimbo Region, a distance that, he says, could be overcome with the support of AquaPacífico, “which has technical staff of excellence”. For the near future, he anticipates that they will have a technical agent in the area, in addition to continuing to collaborate with AquaPacífico, “with whom we signed a framework cooperation agreement”.