Automatic fish feeders are must-have garage gadgets for people with betta fish. A fish feeder automatically feeds the fish when hungry based on the time interval set by the fish feeder. A person can set the time to the nearest 5-minute interval, so the fish are fed each day.
UMITRON has developed a new smart feeding system called “UMITRON CELL” to reduce carbon footprint by 20% compared to conventional automatic feeders and has installed the first units at farm sites in Japan.
From raw materials procurement to end-of-life waste disposal, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions were derived from the products’ entire value chain. As determined by Umi to Sachi’s life cycle assessment, the GHG emissions of its ASC-certified red sea bream were approximately 1,048g equivalent CO2 (CO2eq) per 100 grams. Furthermore, the analysis showed that more than 80% of the product’s total greenhouse gas emissions resulted from the supply of raw materials, mostly for fish feed.
The Umitron Cell system is more than 20 percent less harmful than conventional automatic feeders (240g CO2 per 100g of product). As a result, it can minimize the amount of feed that is wasted in the water since it uses an artificial intelligence-based Fish Appetite Index (FAI)
Umitron sees the potential to contribute to environmental sustainability by helping to reduce the aquaculture industry’s carbon footprint. It is continuously developing technologies to improve the working environment on farms and the efficiency of fish production. A press release from the company said, “By encouraging consumers to be more sustainable in their shopping and choose more eco-friendly products in the future, we aim to play a bigger role in achieving a low-carbon economy.”