Researchers at the Arctic Technology Center in Sisimiut in Western Greenland are on their way to producing biofuel from sharks’ oily flesh. A lot of research and experiments are being undertaken for this purpose. The pilot project funded by the EU in Uummannaq will use shark’s meat blended with wastewater and macro-algae to form a fish mince to be further used to produce biofuel. Thousands of Greenland sharks already lose their lives being trapped into the deadly nets of the anglers. Hence, it’s a sensible way to utilize the decaying bodies.
In order to utilize these dead beasts in a better way, Joegensen will perform tests at the organic waste treatment plant. ARTEK’s innovative solution will produces biofuel from sharks and other sea products, which could provide 13 percent of energy consumption in the village of Uummannaq.
Although it is claimed that the Greenland sharks are not in danger of extinction but the International Union for the Conservation of nature and the Danish branch of the Worldwide Fund for Nature do not quite agree to this. Therefore, using sharks to produce biofuels does not sound like a very good idea. It would rather be better to look for some other sustainable energy alternatives.