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  • First Danish insect farm is upscaling

    July 31, 2019

    The Danish company Enorm Biofactory has invested DKK30 million in the Denmark\'s first industrial insect farm.

  • Swiss companies join forces to accelerate market access and innovation to start-ups

    July 18, 2019
    Bühler and Givaudan have partnered to support start-ups which offer solutions that deliver safe, affordable, nutritious and delicious food that, if scaled globally, will contribute to feeding 10 billion people by 2050.
  • Le Gouessant Aquaculture and Innovafeed succeed in 100% fishmeal substitution with insect in rainbow trout feed

    Le Gouessant Aquaculture and Innovafeed succeed in 100% fishmeal substitution with insect in rainbow trout feed

    July 11, 2019

    The companies successfully tested a diet in rainbow trout in which 100% of fishmeal was replaced by insect meal.

  • BioMar's factory expansion leads to an increased flexibility

    BioMar's factory expansion leads to an increased flexibility

    June 5, 2019

    With a 25 percent extra production capacity, the company expects to increase flexibility, quality and performance of fish feeds. Construction of the additional production line is expected to be ready in Q4, 2019.

  • GM camelina trials approved in the UK

    GM camelina trials approved in the UK

    May 15, 2019
    Rothamsted, a UK research center, has given permission to run a series of trials using genetically modified Camelina plants that have been engineered to accumulate omega-3 fish oils in their seeds.
  • Aller Aqua functional feed improves sea bream pigmentation

    Aller Aqua functional feed improves sea bream pigmentation

    May 15, 2019

    Aller Aqua, with Italian Palma d’Oro (Gloria Maris group) and Sardegna Porto Conte Ricerche, has recently concluded a study to test the effect of Aller Aqua Blue Organic Ex feed on sea bream pigmentation. The diet improved skin coloration making seabream more marketable.

  • New bean processing plant in the UK

    May 8, 2019
    Frontier Agriculture is building a new bean processing plant at the company’s site near Nottingham, UK.
  • Fish feed entrepreneur admits guilt in a grant fraud case

    April 4, 2019
    According to a statement from the Crown Prosecution Service, Anthony Smith has pleaded guilty to fraud after claiming up to £4.7 million worth of European Union and Welsh Government grants.
  • Norway increases copepod quota

    March 27, 2019
    Norwegian minister of fisheries Harald T. Nesvik announced a 254,000 tons quota for copepods for this year.
  • Zinpro launches Availa®Se across the European Union

    Zinpro launches Availa®Se across the European Union

    March 7, 2019

    The product’s unique selenium molecule offers research-proven superior nutrient absorption to optimize animal performance.

  • BioMar EMEA introduces online customer portal

    March 5, 2019
    The company introduces a new tool to ensure that their customers have the flexibility to receive the best service that fits their needs and operations structure.
  • New Managing Director of Mowi Feed

    New Managing Director of Mowi Feed

    February 14, 2019
    Atle Kvist will join Mowi Feed on March 1 to take on the position as Managing Director.
  • BioMar EMEA updated mineral additives source

    February 13, 2019
    BioMar EMEA has updated the source of mineral additives in all our feeds. Optimal health and performance at minimal environmental impact are of key importance for BioMar.
  • Selina Stead, new Head of University of Stirling's Institute of Aquaculture

    Selina Stead, new Head of University of Stirling's Institute of Aquaculture

    January 16, 2019

    An award-winning marine biologist – who serves as a Chief Scientific Advisor to the UK Government – is set to take on a principal role with the University of Stirling’s Institute of Aquaculture

  • First 'insect fed' trout now available in France's Auchan markets

    December 14, 2018

    In a landmark moment for aquaculture worldwide, “insect fed” trout that has been produced and processed by Truite Service in France and fed Skretting feeds containing insect meal from InnovaFeed has now reached the French consumer. Auchan, a leading French retailer committed to responsible aquaculture, has made the insect-fed trout available in 52 supermarkets in the North and Ile-de-France, with plans to sell throughout France by the end of 2019.

  • Researchers in Sweden using fungi to convert wastes into resources such as fish feed

    December 7, 2018

    Researchers at the University of Borås are developing methods to grow fungi on materials that would otherwise have become waste. The goal of the project Ways2Taste is to produce climate-smart materials, including a new source of protein. "It will be a climate-smart protein that can look like, for example, ground beef. But we will also work on producing pigments, bioplastics, animal feed and ethanol."

  • Aller Aqua partners with insect factory

    December 7, 2018
    Aller Aqua, DTU Aqua, The Danish Technological Institute, Hanneman Engineering and Champost are partnering with the company Enorm to establish Denmark’s first industrial insect production unit. The goal of the project is to produce 30 tons of inspects per day within four years from now. One of the outputs from the project will be insect meal, and Aller Aqua’s role will be to help develop and test products suitable for trout farming.
  • Skretting to cease UK production due to market overcapacity

    November 8, 2018
    Global aquafeed company, Skretting today announced that the company has started a process of consulting with employees with the view to cease production in the UK at the end of April 2019.
  • VALUEWASTE project aims to create biobased products out of urban waste streams

    November 1, 2018
    Unibio and various European-based partners, including the Municipality of Kalundborg, are launching the VALUEWASTE project to create biobased products out of urban waste streams. The consortium will implement three new value chains that will use urban biowaste as raw material for its valorization into high-value end-products in a cascading process, generating economic, social and environmental benefits: food & feed proteins, other food & feed ingredients and biobased fertilizer. The aim of the project, which is financially supported by the EU under Horizon 2020, is to lay the foundation for a circular economy model that has the potential to be copied by many European municipalities in the years to come.
  • Skretting produces commercial salmon feed containing insect meal

    October 25, 2018

    Skretting Norway’s factory in Averøy has produced commercial salmon feed with insect meal for the first time. Skretting believes insect meal will be an important raw material in the future and is helping producers scale up production. The company envisions that by 2022 there will be at least five different European suppliers, each producing 20,000 tonnes of insect meal per year. That amount equates to two thirds of the amount of soybean concentrate Skretting Norway uses today. "Our goal is that in the future, ingredients used for aquaculture feed do not compete with food for human consumption. For us it's important to invest in alternatives like insect meal. We are also currently testing the plankton Calanus, which is a natural part of the wild salmon diet.”

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