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ISAS™ in Detail

In a generic ISAS™ operation, seawater is pumped from the sea via canals (and ultimately new seawater rivers), flowing through an aquaculture system in which fish and other seafood are produced using quality assured and monitored procedures.  The seawater effluent from this operation is high in nutrients and is used to irrigate and fertilize mangrove forests and meadows of salicornia, a valuable oil seed and straw crop. The salicornia is harvested as an annual crop and oil pressed from its seed.  The oil is transformed into liquid fuels, while the seed meal becomes feed for the aquaculture crops and other animals.  The straw may be used for fiberboard, ruminant feed, liquid biofuel or as a solid biofuel for power generation or cement production.  The mangrove trees clean and stabilize the marine / terrestrial interface, restore critical habitat, provide long term carbon sequestration and contribute to animal feeds and solid biofuels.  This nutrient-flow system also can provide revenue generating co-products such as sea-cucumbers, bi-valves, macro-algae, artemia and salt.

The comprehensive, integrated system is the basis for economic, environmental and social benefits.  The whole system is built on non-arable and freshwater starved land, obviating competition with food production.  The ISAS™ technology has been designed and prototyped by Global Seawater, Inc. and The Seawater Foundation on two sites: Seawater Farms Eritrea, in Eritrea, East Africa; and Bahia Kino, Sonora, Mexico.

Global Seawater Inc in Mexico


ISAS™ in action in Eritrea