Euronews.green writes that this is part of a four-year project that started in 2023 off Denmark's east coast on a wind farm that runs between Sweden and the country in the Jutland Peninsula. Following 18 months of initial harvest, the project seems to be a great success.

Project lead and Aarhus University senior scientist Annette Bruhn said that "there's an increasing competition for space on land and in the sea. We can, in one area, produce both fossil-free energy and food for a growing population."

Kriegers Flak wind farm can produce over 600 megawatts of power, enough for 600.000 households and the 72 wind turbines deliver power between Denmark and Germany. After the wind farm was installed, researchers believed that the site could also be used to grow seafood.

“Seaweed and mussels are low trophic aquaculture crops, which means that they can be produced without the use of fertilizers. They take up nutrients from the sea and produce healthy foods”, Bruhn added.

Denmark became the world's first country to install commercial offshore wind turbines back in 1991 and now, over 30 years after the achievement, almost half of the country's used power comes from this source.

Vattenfall bioscience expert Tim Wilms said that there's huge potential to combine offshore wind power with seafood farming, but in the areas where this can't be done, the turbines might be combined with offshore solar panels to maximize productivity.

“It’s very vital that we do it now because there’s so many questions we still need to have answered before we can do this in the right way", Bruhn added.