2021-08-10 1:28
January 26, 2022
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Probotic granted 6 million in Research grant

The Norwegian research council grants Probotic 6 million kroner to develop autonomous net cleaner.

So Happy!

The Norwegian research council grants Probotic 6 million kroners for the development of autonomous net cleaner. This is a statement of our level of work and we truly lock forward to work on this project.

«This is a day of joy. Signing the contract for NOK 6 million in a grant from The Research Council of Norway recognizes the team and project and important support. It's now been invested a total of NOK 18 million in Probotic's "Clean Aquaculture." "We are planning on gathering around NOK 40 million next year in combination with capital increase and foundings. Our biggest investor, CoFounder, ensures that we have enough oxygen for fulfilling our development plans. With NOK 18 million now in fundings, we show that Probotic is no joke », says the CEO of Probotic, Mikkel Pedersen.
Testing one of the autonomous Probotic prototypes

Today's method for cleaning fish nets is a challenge for the fish farming industry on several levels. For both environment, fish health, and resources. The systems are still partly manually operated, using water pressure which causes the biofilm to release from the net. Then the biofilm is flushed directly into the net and causes a bad environment for food production. Probotic will develop an autonomous drone for cleaning and inspecting fish-farm nets. The drone control and report the netconditions autonomously, and it hinders the creation of biofilm on the fish-nets by continuously cleaning. The drones are only paused by battery-charging or sent home by the operator if inspection or work is needed in other places in the farms or other crucial operations like delizing or net-changing. Resulting in cleaner food production and directly reducing climate emissions. And at the same time, it ensures better animal welfare and reduces operational costs.

Joy out testing Probotic prototype

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