The shrimp farm is located close to Grevesmühlen, a small city in the countryside of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, in northern Germany, about 15km from the shore of the Baltic Sea. The site was chosen since administrative and financial support was beneficial for a shrimp farm with pilot character. The farm was built close to a sewage plant in order to be able to make use of surplus heat from a biogas power plant for reasonable costs to heat water and air inside the farm building.
The state Mecklenburg-Vorpommern lies wholly within the North European Plain and has a moderate climate primarily influenced by the Atlantic Ocean and Baltic Sea. The following tables depict mean temperature and precipitation in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
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Grevesmühlen is located 33 km east of Lübeck, and 29 km northwest of Schwerin.
A small train station provides train services to Lübeck and other cities.
The city is in short distance connected to the freeway A 20 and the state road 105 and is part of the Hamburg Metropolitan Region.
At present, feasability studies are conducted to introduce shrimp
and fish production, based on RAS-technique in the Hamburg
Metropolitan Region which may raise synergistic effects among the
various facilities (e.g. joining with marketing concepts).