Skretting Australia teams up with String Bio for fish feeding trials

Skretting Australia will start validation trials for String Bio’s product Pro-DG®, a sustainable protein produced from potent greenhouse gasses.

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Ezhil Subbian, co-founder of String Bio
August 30, 2022

Skretting Australia will validate String Brio’s novel ingredient through feeding trials held in R&D facilities located across Australia and New Zealand.

Since 2020, String Bio has been working closely with Skretting’s global team to speed up the process of developing a commercially accessible novel ingredient. Skretting has recognized String Bio's product as an exciting novel raw material that aligns with its sustainability target of including 5-10% novel ingredients in feed formulations according to its Sustainability Roadmap 2025. Skretting is exploring inclusions of ingredients that do not compete with human consumption or that can reduce our carbon footprint, and String Bio’s Pro-DG® is a perfect fit for Skretting on both accounts, the companies said in a press release.

String Bio’s proprietary fermentation process allows for the conversion of methane, a harmful greenhouse gas, into protein-based solutions. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s AR6 report, methane traps around 27 times the amount of heat in the atmosphere as carbon dioxide (CO2) and is responsible for a third of global warming. Reducing methane emissions is one of the fastest opportunities we have to slow the rate of global warming.

Skretting Australia’s marketing manager, Rhys Hauler, said, “we are excited to see the results as novel ingredients are a high priority at Nutreco and very much aligned with our sustainability ambitions laid out in our sustainability strategy, RoadMap 2025.”

In July 2022, String Bio announced a strategic development agreement with an Australian energy provider. The company had previously set up its first multi-purpose gas fermentation facility in Bangalore that can run on methane from both natural gas and biogas. The current investment and collaboration will enable String to further drive the market growth of its products and strengthen its decarbonization impact.

Find more about String Bio in our recent interview here.