Tuesday, December 12, 2017

PTN company profile




PTN’s (Pallet Technology Netherlands) mission is to produce and develop high-quality, reliable machines.

PTN strives to provide its customers with the following benefits through its products: higher yields lower energy consumption low maintenance requirements access to state-of-the-art technology.

As a globally operating, specialist manufacturer of pelletisers and related machinery it is their ambition to expand to become the most respected professional OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer).

According to the PTN website, “Our strategy for achieving this ambition is to: expand and consolidate the global network of professional sales and service points create a virtual and real image of professionalism, quality and innovation as well as a high level of standardisation and digital accessibility for strategic partners transform technology, know-how and competences into technical and commercial added value generate stable growth in sales and profit.”

PTN develops and manufactures all its products under its own management at two production sites in Schijndel. This means that PTN is able to build both standard products and products to meet customer specifications.

After the machines have been manufactured and installed at the customer’s site, their service department commissions the machines. In addition, the service department is also available should there be any problems or if the customer’s own technical department needs support.


Visit the PTN website, HERE.

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Aquaculture Extrusion MEA

A one day short course for aquafeed processing professionals
05 February 2018 Abu Dhabi, U.A.E
 

In association with International Aquafeed, Aquaculture without Frontiers CIO, TAMU and VIV, a one day short course for aqua feed processing professionals
A one-day short course for aqua feed processing professionals will be held on February 5, 2018 as part of VIV MEA 2018. The course will cost US$199 and be held at ADNEC, Khaleej Al Arabi Street, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., there are 50 delegate places.
Aquaculture is the fastest developing sector in the world, accounting for nearly 50 percent of the world’s fish supply. Currently 100 percent of floating feed and about 60 percent of sinking feed is made by extrusion technology.
Traditionally, single-screw extruders are widely used for producing the feeds for low protein adult fishes such as tilapia, catfish, grass carp, etc. Basic extrusion technology has been around for a long time. It has been used in one form or another in the food and feed industries. There has been no revolutionary or significant development in extruder design. As the aquaculture sector grows, there is increasing aqua feed demand in the market.
There are hundreds of species of fish, which require a wide range of feeds. Some species need floating feed (catfish, carp), some of them need slow sinking feed (salmon, trout) and some of them need fast sinking feed (shrimp). The quality of the feed has a direct effect on fish reproduction, maturation, growth rate, uniformity of growth, and resistance to stress and diseases, mortality and water quality.
The feed industry experiences constant change to meet the needs of an evolving market. New processing technologies provide this industry the flexibility and efficiently to process a wide spectrum of foods that are trending toward increased complexity. Due to the rising demands of food production and necessary food per person, the consumption of fish increases dramatically.
In this one day course participants will learn about current status of aqua feed globally, principles and introduction to extrusion technology, selection of raw material and their properties for making aqua feed, grinding of raw material for making good quality pellet, extrusion of aqua feed, drying and cooling of aqua feed, optimizing aqua feed quality, and latest technology for the ingredients and finished product analysis.
This course is organised by the International aqua feed magazine and Dr Mian Riaz, world leader in extrusion technology from Texas A&M University.



  • 8.00 AM - Registration and Welcome
    -
    Tuti Tan – International Aqua Feed Magazine
  • 8.30 AM - Introduction to Extrusion
    - Dr. Mian Riaz, Head Extrusion Technology Program, Texas A&M University, USA
  • 9.30 AM - Current up‐Date on Aqua Feed Globally
    - Roger Gilbert Editor International Aqua Feed Magazine
  • 10.00 AM - Coffee Break 
  • 10.15 AM - Raw Material Properties for Aqua Feed Extrusion
    - Dr. Mian Riaz, Head Extrusion Technology Program, Texas A&M University, USA
  • 11.00 AM - Grinding of Raw Material for the Aqua Feed - Benjamin Sleiman, CPM Europe B.V.
  • 12.00 PM - Lunch Break
  • 1.30 PM - Optimization of Aqua Feed Quality
    - Nicola Tallarico‐ Kemin
  • 2.15 PM - Extruded Aqua feed quality management; Relations between technology and extruded aqua feed quality
    - Thomas Ellegaard Mohr, ANDRITZ Feed & Biofuel
  • 3.00 PM - Coffee Break
  • 3.15 PM - Drying and Cooling of Aqua Feed
    - Josef W Barbi, E.S.E. & INTEC
  • 4.15PM - NIR analyser for ingredient and raw material
    - Per Lidén, Perten
  • 5.00 PM - Q&A 




The course is taking place as part of VIV MEA 2018, in association with:
International Aquafeed, Aquaculture Without Frontiers CIO, TAMU and VIV


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12/12/2017: Register now for the 2018 Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference, USA

Registration is now open for the upcoming Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference (PISC), to be held March 12-15, 2018, in Fort Worth, Texas

Hosted by the American Feed Industry Association, the one-of-a-kind event attracts more than 600 feed ingredient buyers and sellers each year and is truly “where business gets done!”
 

“The Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference is a unique event held each year that provides members with an opportunity to meet hundreds of other feed ingredient buyers and sellers in one place,” said Veronica Rovelli, AFIA’s senior director of meetings and events. “In addition to the robust educational program, attendees can conduct business while making new connections and enjoying the planned networking programs.”

This year’s program will run Tuesday through Thursday and will include member favourites such as the golf tournament, sporting clays tournament, and receptions. Several speakers have been confirmed to date, including Alison Van Eenennaam, Ph.D., University of California, Davis, who will speak about “Communicating Science in a Networked World,” and Dan Klein, author of My 3:59, who will share his story of living in the present and moving with purpose.

Additional details can be found on the agenda portion of the event’s website, HERE.

Register by Jan. 15 to receive the early-bird rate of $669 for AFIA members and $2,150 for non-members. Members can receive a $100 discount for registering online.

AFIA will again offer its “Buyers to PISC” program at the 2018 conference, which provides scholarships to buyers who are attending the conference for the first time. The Suppliers Showcase will also return for the third time and will be more prominently placed in the networking area than in previous years. There will also be a limited number of private meeting rooms available to members on a first come, first served basis.

More information on each of these opportunities can be found on the event’s website, HERE.

PISC registration is under a new format this year, with an improved event website and enhanced informational features. The change is intended to simplify and streamline the registration process for AFIA members. Registrants should contact Connie Samuels, AFIA’s manager of meetings and events, with any questions.


Visit the PISC event website, HERE.

Visit the AFIA website, HERE.


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Monday, December 11, 2017

12/12/2017: $56 million aqua feed production facility proposed for northern Tasmania, Australia

BioMar Australia have released plans to develop a $56 million aqua feed production facility in the state’s north, providing a significant boost to the local economy, job creation and the state’s growing aquaculture industry

Paddy Campbell, Managing Director of BioMar UK, Australia and the Northern Sea Region said the $56 million proposal would bring world class, state-of-the art fish feed innovation and production facilities to Wesley Vale in northern Tasmania. 


 
Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman announces new BioMar feed factory
Image credit: BioMar
“Once operational, the facility will produce up to 110,000 tonnes per annum of aqua feed product to support the aquaculture industry, expecting to create 55 full time jobs and an additional 30 jobs across the region through indirect support, operational, port services and logistical roles,” Dr Campbell said.

The BioMar Group are leaders in the research and development of sustainable, high performance feed and look forward to welcoming Australia in to their global network. BioMar holds a well-established position in Tasmania as the leading supplier of high-quality fish feed for Atlantic salmon, since entering the local market in 2003. At present one in every three farmed salmon in Tasmania is fed BioMar fish feed products, which are currently being exported from Scotland.

“We are very grateful for the Tasmania Liberal Government’s commitment of $2.3 million towards this project and the support and of the Office of the Coordinator-General in securing the site in Wesley Vale.”

Dr Campbell said BioMar were proposing to construct the aqua feed production facility on the site of the former particle board manufacturing mill located at 329 Mill Road in Wesley Vale.

“This development proposal will also remediate and revitalise the Mill Road site, which has remained empty and abandoned for some time now,” he said. “We are currently in conversation with the local community to seek their input and feedback on the proposal concept, and we look forward to continuing this conversation throughout the development and construction phase of the project.”

Visit the BioMar website, HERE.

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12/12/2017: Entry for Scottish Marine Aquaculture Awards now open

The 2018 Scottish Marine Aquaculture Awards are now officially open for entry, enabling individuals and companies from all aspects of the industry to pit themselves against the crème de la crème of the UK’s aquaculture sector

The awards present a unique opportunity to recognise individuals, companies or organisations that have made the most significant contribution to the UK’s aquaculture industry over the last two years and entries and nominations are invited from the country’s producers, suppliers and academic institutions. Not only are they a means of celebrating and sharing best practice across the industry but they will also showcase the industry’s achievements to a wider audience, culminating in a spectacular awards dinner on the 23 May 2018, during the Aquaculture UK 2018 exhibition in Aviemore.
 
www.aquacultureawards.com

Organised by 5m Publishing, and supported by a number of commercial partners as sponsors, all categories are free to enter. The awards, previously run by The Crown Estate, consist of 12 categories, including three brand new ones, and reflect the diversity of the UK aquaculture industry. As well as a thriving salmon sector, which is breaking all manner of records in terms of sales, the UK is also currently seeing a boom in the production of wrasse and lumpsuckers, an increase in farmed halibut and trout and new highs in mussel and oyster production.

“The former Crown Estate Scottish Marine Aquaculture Awards were a key highlight on the industry calendar, championing the great work going on across the sector in terms of husbandry, innovation and environmental sustainability, and Scottish Sea Farms considers itself honoured to feature amongst the past winners,” reflects Jim Gallagher, MD of Scottish Sea Farms – winners of two categories, including Best Aquaculture Company, in 2015.

“For this same spirit of recognition and reward to continue under the new Scottish Marine Aquaculture Awards can only be a good thing for the sector, further fuelling ambition to not just deliver but continually drive forward best practice,” he adds.

“We are delighted that the awards have been resurrected and will definitely be putting in an application for the same category this year,” says Dougie Johnson, sales director of Akva Scotland, who won the Supplier of the Year award in 2015.

At a time when a new generation is being attracted to aquaculture it is also important to pick out the likely future leaders of the industry, whose potential is being celebrated through the debut inclusion of a Rising Star Award. And, while the winners of 11 of the categories will be chosen by a panel of eminent industry judges, this year a new award, ‘the People’s Choice’, will be chosen by the wider industry, giving all those present at Aquaculture UK, and further afield, the chance to vote for the people who’ve helped to inspire their careers in this thriving sector.

These awards are open to everyone involved in the UK aquaculture industry, no matter how large or small, who:

• Employ the highest standards of aquaculture husbandry.
• Supply aquaculture products to local, national and international markets.
• Farm with a high level of environmental awareness and deliver a high-quality product.

Entries
Entries are invited for companies and individuals for the following awards categories:

• Finfish Farm Manager of the Year
• Shellfish Farm Manager of the Year
• Outstanding Contribution to Industry
• Aquaculture Seafood Product of the Year
• Aquaculture Supplier of the Year
• Rising Star

Nominations
The remaining four awards are based on nominations:

• Community Initiative Award
• Business Development Award
• Stewardship and Sustainability Award
• Innovation Award

To find out more about each of the categories and to enter or nominate visit the website, HERE, and complete the online forms. All entries and nominations will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.

Awards timetable
A full list of categories and details of how to enter the awards can be found on the awards website, HERE.

The closing date for entries Monday 5 March 2018.

The shortlists will be announced in early April and followed by the awards ceremony on Wednesday 23 May 2018 during the Aquaculture UK exhibition in Aviemore.

For more information visit the website, HERE, or email info@aquacultureuk.com.

Visit the Aquaculture UK website, HERE.

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12/12/2017: Level playing field for EU feed and livestock production should be maintained

FEFAC fully supports the call from Copa-Cogeca for a strong, competitive, market-oriented CAP with common and simple rules across the EU following the European Commission publication on The Future of Food & Farming Communication, outlining the challenges and opportunities of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) post 2020
  
www.fefac.eu
 FEFAC welcomes in principle the EU Commission’s intention to take a pragmatic approach and apply more flexibility taking into account the diversity of EU agriculture. FEFAC members, however, share concerns about potentially unintended consequences which could give rise to market distortions and jeopardise the level playing field between Member States.

In FEFAC’s view, the European Commission needs to strengthen its role as guardian of the Treaty, thus preventing a further widening of the scope for national derogations and exemptions which could undermine the CAP.

FEFAC recalls its preliminary position on the CAP post 2020 which called for a rebalanced CAP strengthening the economic viability of the EU livestock sector. FEFAC welcomes the overall orientation in the CAP Communication to favour more sustainable and environmentally-friendly farming methods in the future CAP, which will enable farmers to meet the commitments to the Sustainable Developments Goals and the COP21 climate change objectives.

To this end, FEFAC calls for more publicly funded research, including animal nutrition science projects, to further reduce livestock-related GHG emissions while identifying effective mitigation strategies.

The European feed industry has heavily invested in a common methodology at EU and global level (PEFCR for feed & GFLI Feed LCA database project) to measure the environmental performance of feed production and is ready to provide assistance to livestock farmers to reduce their environmental footprint while improving animal performance and resource efficiency.

In addition, FEFAC is also committed to support the European Commission in the development of the new European Protein Plan, expected by the end of 2018.

FEFAC recommends to EU policymakers to take a fully comprehensive approach that covers the strategic need to maintain market access to highly concentrated protein sources which are essential to promote sustainable feeding strategies in Europe.


Visit the FEFAC website, HERE.

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Bühler company profile




There are plenty of good reasons for Bühler’s success: Personal commitment, clever entrepreneurial decision-making, a high level of sensitivity to the changing needs of the market, and a core business that has become a byword for quality and consistency, founded on the distinct power to innovate.

Tackling the challenges of the period and of the market have always played a role in shaping the direction of the company. This is simply something that Buhler has always done, and when it comes to generating benefits and added value for our customers, we have always been a step ahead.

Bühler is a specialist and technology partner for plant and equipment and related services for processing basic foods and manufacturing high-grade materials. The Group is a global market leader in the supply of flour production plants, pasta and chocolate production lines, fish and animal feed manufacturing installations, and aluminium die casting systems.

The core technologies of the Group are in the field of mechanical and thermal process engineering. With its expertise and over 150 years of experience, Bühler time and again rolls out unique and innovative solutions for its customers, helping them achieve success in the marketplace.

Over the decades Bühler has come to be acknowledged as a reliable partner thanks to its distinct commitment to quality and its global presence.

Bühler Group operates in over 140 countries, has a global payroll of 7860, and generated sales revenues of CHF1907 million in fiscal 2010.


Visit the website HERE.

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

11/12/2017: Nutriad present gut health research at Global Feed Summit

Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad presented new gut health research at the recent Global Feed Summit in Bangkok (Thailand)

BK Chew
Image credit: Nutriad
 The summit, organised by CMT (Centre for Management Technology) focused on the central them of improving feed safety, industry integration and innovations.

At the conference, Dr Swensen Huang - Nutriad, presented “Moving Towards Antibiotics-Free Era- Solutions & Strategies”. His presentation addressed the concerns of producers present, as they face an increasing pressure from markets and governments to eliminate AGPs from animal diets mounts.

The Presentation included new data of combining precision delivery coated butyrate (ADIMIX Precision) in starter feed and phytogenics (APEX 5) in grower and finisher feed comparing to AGP diets in boiler trials. The promising trial data generated a lot of interest and discussion among the delegates.

BK Chew, Regional Director APAC, emphasised the regulatory mandate to reduce or ban antibiotics in a number of countries in S.E. Asia, “Products that promote the animal performance by improving gut health without using AGPS are receiving much attention. From January 1, 2018, the regulatory bodies in Vietnam and Indonesia, will enforce the restriction of the types of antibiotics allowed as well as limiting its use to only early stages of growth.”

Visit the Nutriad website, HERE.

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11/12/2017: Dr Anna Zhenchuk succeeds Dr Simone K. Frey as BioAnalyt's Managing Director

After more than eight years at BioAnalyt, Simone K. Frey has decided to leave BioAnalyt to pursue her entrepreneurial and venture capital activities


Dr Simone K. Frey 
Image credit: Bioanalyt
Simone transformed BioAnalyt from a university spin-off into a profitable, growing company with customers in over 80 countries. 

We will miss her but are excited for her new journey. She will leave effective by the end of this year, but will maintain a strong relationship with the company as business and market advisor. 




Dr Anna Zhenchuk
Image credit: Bioanalyt
Since Dr Anna Zhenchuk joined BioAnalyt in 2012 as Technical Director, she has developed new products and provided hands-on support to customers in over 30 countries.

Starting January 2018, she is taking over the role as managing director. Anna has a background in biotechnology as well as business administration and has lived in six countries.

In her new role, she is excited to continue BioAnalyt's vision, backed by a committed team: Democratising nutritional testing and driving transparency in food and nutrition.

Visit the Bioanalyt website, HERE.

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Dinnissen company profile

  


With over 150 permanent employees and an extensive network of agents all over the world, Dinnissen is a global player in the feed, food, pharma and chemical sectors.

They are always looking for new and innovative solutions for complete processes, system integrations or standard products – many of which they develop, test and produce in-house!
 
Visit the website HERE.

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

08/12/2017: PHARMAQ’s opens new production facility in Kløfta, Norway

On the 4th December PHARMAQ announced the opening of a new facility in Kløfta (Norway) for the production of viral antigens for use in fish vaccines
 

With the establishment of this state of the art facility, PHARMAQ has now the capacity to produce virus antigen for several hundred million vaccine doses annually and will ensure PHARMAQ’s delivery capacity to the international aquaculture industry for the future.

The plant received authorisation from the Norwegian Medicines Agency on November 1, 2017 and is counting up to twenty five employees.

“Today, we are extremely proud to open this new facility for virus antigen production in Norway” said Morten Nordstad, President PHARMAQ.

“Not only this facility will help secure fish vaccines production for the many years to come, but it also represents a real technological step forward in vaccine production for fish. This new site in Kløfta will ensure close cooperation with our R&D organisation in Oslo and our production facilities for bacterial antigens and finished vaccines in Overhalla.”

Visit the PHARMAQ website, HERE.



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Tyson company profile




Tyson Animal Nutrition Group is a leading producer of 100 percent chicken-based protein meals, chicken fats and wet pet ingredients.

Their experience, knowledge, commitment to quality and strong customer relationships have made them one of the most respected names in animal nutrition.

Tyson's vertically-integrated structure gives them control over all stages of the life cycle of their chickens, from hatching-egg production to distributing the finished product.

And because all of their raw materials come from USDA-inspected processing plants, their ingredients are consistent, traceable and to your specifications.

Their sales and support Team Members welcome the opportunity to partner with you and meet your needs for high-quality ingredients.

Learn more about our products or speak to one of our sales managers today.

Visit the website HERE.

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

07/12/2017: Warming ocean to alter ecosystems and affect fisheries by end of century, says NIWA scientists, New Zealand

Rapid warming of the ocean near Tasmania may provide a good indication of how the water around New Zealand will change as the planet warms, say NIWA scientists

The following is a news release from National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) in New Zealand.
 


In a recent paper, published in the New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, the scientists have used two Earth System Models and four climate change scenarios to project how New Zealand waters will be affected by 2100.

Lead author and NIWA marine biogeochemist Professor Cliff Law says the best-case scenario involved a cessation in the production of carbon dioxide in the next few years, with the worst-case being business as usual in which carbon dioxide levels keep rising.

“The average warming around New Zealand is 2.5°C by the end of this century, which will affect how the ocean mixes and the nutrients available for plankton growth, with knock-on effects on the foodweb and fisheries.”

Prof Law says that the surface ocean has a “density step” between the surface water and the lower, deeper water where the nutrients come from, which acts like a physical barrier to nutrient movement between the layers.

“With further warming, there’s a stronger density step and less nutrient supply for the surface waters so phytoplankton doesn’t grow so well and productivity drops down.” This has already happened in the water just off Tasmania and the south-east corner of Australia, which is warming rapidly as the East Australian current pushes warmer water further south causing huge changes to the ecosystem. There coastal ecosystems were changing with an increase in subtropical species, which can impact the economy, Prof Law said.

“We are predicted to get an equivalent amount of warming by the end of the century, so what’s happening to the ecosystem off Tasmania might be a good proxy for what we’re going to see in New Zealand waters.”
 

Projected changes in upper ocean properties in response to climate
Image credit: NIWA 

The paper reports that one of the most affected areas for nutrient decline will be the Chatham Rise to the east of New Zealand, which currently provides about 60 per cent of the country’s commercial fish catch. Another vulnerable area is the sub Antarctic waters to the south of New Zealand which is also home to some commercial fisheries.

The fishing industry may need to think about being more agile in terms of the species it catches and where it catches them, Prof Law said. “For example, if fish go deeper to maintain their temperature, they will have to adjust their practices to account for that.”

Acidity in the ocean will increase by 130 per cent by the end of the century which will cause changes to shellfish.

“For example, we can speculate that shells of paua and mussels may be affected – it doesn’t mean that we lose them from our ecosystems, just that they might become smaller in response to their diversion of energy to maintain their shells.”

Changes in species in New Zealand waters could include more invasive species and possibly new diseases that could affect local ecosystems. However, there may also be an upside. Tuna could be more plentiful in our waters because they prefer warmer waters and other fisheries may also benefit.

“In New Zealand we’re on the border between the warmer water, where things are moving from, and the cooler water, where things are moving to. Therefore, we won’t be as hard hit as some of the islands in tropical regions where continual warming will reduce numbers of fish and plankton.”

He also said the Earth Systems Models used by the scientists provided the best data “for now” but their global scale meant they provided information at low resolution.

“This paper is a first look at what these models suggest future conditions might be around New Zealand. But if we want more information we need to develop our own models that can give us more precision and greater resolution on a spatial scale.”

Prof Law said the aim of the paper was to inform the public and policy makers that conditions are going to change, “People tend to think of climate change from a terrestrial angle but obviously, as the ocean is a big part of the globe, there will be significant changes. As it’s also a significant part of New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone we need to start planning for this now.”

Visit the NIWA website, HERE.

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07/12/2017: Aquafarm 2018 just two months away

The second edition of Aquafarm 2018 is getting closer and it is based on three general subjects: marine and freshwater aquaculture, vertical farming and off soil crop, algae

The event highlights the intersection and synergies among them.
 


Aquaculture
The highlights: the optimisation and personalisation of the feed recipes; the new biological and chemical-physical technologies for the disinfection and farming water treatment; new technical for the cryopreservation at low temperature and their potential for the enlargement of the market to the export of the Italian farming fish.

On the scientific innovation side, Aquafarm will host the presentation by the Maritime Research Institute of Bergen focused on the results of the improvement genetic program of some salmonid species by using editing genomic techniques denominated CRISPR-CAS.

Vertical farming
On the vertical farming and off soil crop stream, an original focus will be placed on the debate related to overcoming the concept of bio due to the faster progress of the off soil crop and the production of sustainable food. We will dispel the myth about the tasteless of the vertical farming products. At Aquafarm 2018 you could assist in the realisation of a vertical farming.

Algaculture

On the algae field, we are at the dawn of a new era focused on the cost efficiency and the richness of useful substances, innovations that will be examined at Aquafarm. From the raw material for the green chemistry to the nutrients for feed, from the active principle of the nutraceutical to the utilisation of energy and depuration.

Visit the Aquafarm 2018 website, HERE.

View the Aquafarm 2018 aquaculture program, HERE.

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Ottevanger company profile


 Ottevanger Milling Engineers, founded in 1909, is a global company in the design and manufacture of equipment and complete installations for the grain-processing and mixed-feed industries. 

 Food producers throughout the world use these installations to produce food for people and animals. They design and produce a comprehensive range of process equipment according to the latest standards, and incorporating the newest technologies. 

 Their expertise lies in engineering, manufacturing, project management and cereal processing. They plan, design and manage the construction of complete production facilities or individual lines for processes such as: feed mills, premix and concentrate plants, Aqua feed and Pet food installations, Cereal processing lines, Biomass installations etcetera. Ongoing research, active development and clever innovation ensure that the company retains its leading position in the international market.

Visit their website, HERE.

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

06/12/2017: Keohane Seafoods enter contract to supply salmon to Lidl

According to a recent report on Bizplus, a Bantry fish firm Keohane Seafoods has landed a deal with Lidl for over €6 million, under which it will supply packaged salmon darnes to 120 Lidl outlets throughout the UK

The family-run business’s existing relationship with Lidl Ireland facilitated the deal, under which packaged fish will go from West Cork to depots in Bridgend, Weston Super Mare and Enfield in England. 
Managing director Mike Keohane said, “Our partnership with Lidl Ireland has deepened over the years. We started supplying Lidl back in the year 2012 and thanks to an excellent working relationship with them we have been able to take this step into the UK market. The deal which allows us to deliver into 3 depots and reach 120 stores is a massive opportunity for us and will mean we have the ability to reinvest into our Cork based operations and future-proof our business.”

Lidl Ireland managing director John Paul Scally added, “The close working relationships we have with our international buying colleagues offers new avenues for many of our 200 Irish suppliers. Last year alone, we exported over €200m worth of Irish products to Lidl stores in 17 countries.”

Keohane Seafoods has enjoyed a meteoric rise since father-and-son Michael and Colman set up their seafood business in Cork in 2010. Michael had been in the seafood business for 30 years and ran Bantry Bay Seafoods, with his sons working alongside him from an early age. When Michael retired from the business in 2007, he and his sons came together to develop a microwaveable seafood meal, so that a consumer could cook a piece of seafood straight from the shelf without having to touch it or pierce the packaging.

As well as being easy to handle, the packing process removes all the oxygen, which extends the shelf life of the seafood by a few days. The microwaveable packs were a huge hit with Irish consumers, and went on to make a mark overseas also.

The first company in Europe to produce a ‘microwaveable from frozen’ seafood range, Keohane Seafoods has grown to employ 85 people in Cork and Bantry. The range of fresh fish fillets and accompanying flavoured butters and sauces are free of preservatives, additives, chemicals, flavourings, stabilisers and GMO ingredients.

Read the original article on Bizplus, HERE.

Visit the Keohane Seafoods website, HERE.

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06/12/2017: MOFAD receives donations towards 2017 National Farmer’s Day celebration, Ghana

The Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development (MoFAD) received fishing inputs and amounts of money in cheques as donations from sponsors and partners of this year’s National Farmers’ Day celebration
 
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Michael Star Company Limited presented fishing equipment worth GH¢ 51, 000 in addition to a cheque of GH¢ 5,000 while Ghana Cement (GHACEM) gave 1,000 bags of cement.

CCT presented fishing inputs― nets, hooks, twines and other accessories― worth GH¢30,000 while the National Investment Bank gave a cheque of GH¢30,000.

The others were Cash Oil Company Limited and Top Oil Company Limited who handed over GH¢10,000 each; Seam Oil Company Limited and Value Concern presented GH¢ 5,000 and GH¢ 3,000 while Sonite Ghana Limited and Akrafi Fisheries Limited gave GH¢ 2, 000 each.

The rest were Danny Nii Ayitey Quaye (Tema Freezing) and Nii Ayitey Quaye (Bossgie) who donated Gh¢ 1,000 each. The Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Elizabeth Naa Afoley Quaye, who received the donations, noted that the awards given to the fishermen had improved significantly as a result of the support from corporate institutions, adding that the donations had enhanced their work, improved their livelihoods and further strengthened the mutual relations between them and the Ministry.

Mrs Quaye expressed appreciation for the invaluable contributions of the fisheries sector to the economy, while also acknowledging the dangers that the fishermen were exposed to in the course of providing the nation’s nutritional needs.

The Procurement Manager, CCT, Mr Gyekye Twum Ampofo, said his outfit had been donating regularly since the inception of the awards to motivate the gallant fishermen to continue to put in their best in providing Ghanaians with their nutritional needs.

Read the original press release on the Ghanaian government website, HERE

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Reed Mariculture company profile




Reed Mariculture is the world's largest producer of marine microalgae concentrates for larval fish, bivalves, crustaceans and other filter feeders.

Their Instant Algae® larviculture feeds are used by over 500 hatcheries, universities, and marine ornamental operations in more than 80 countries around the world.

They also produce and distribute pathogen and ciliate free rotifers,Parvocalanus copepods, and Otohime and TDO weaning feeds.


Reed Mariculture's Instant Algae products are closer to nature than any other feed on the market. They produce whole-cell, whole-food microalgae feeds and enrichments from marine algae using proprietary processes.


Their
 products provide fish, bivalve and shrimp hatcheries with clean, convenient, long shelf-life feeds that are superior choices to replace or supplement live microalgae.

Their feeds ensure stable and rapidly-reproducing rotifer populations with superior rich nutritional value.


Visit the website HERE.

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05/12/2017: Celebrating 30 years in aquaculture

The anniversary of Alimentsa was a ceremony attended by more than 400 people - including customers, suppliers, opinion leaders in the industry, including the Vice Minister of Aquaculture in Ecuador

In an atmosphere of celebration, the stories of BioMar and Alimentsa were woven together, in an alliance towards a shared future that represents the new chapter for Alimentsa.
 

Danny Vélez, Gerente General Alimentsa, Alex Olsen, Ex Presidente de Alimentsa, Henrik Aarestrup, VP Mercados Emergentes, Grupo BioMar, Christian Olsen, Presidente Corp. Lanec, Carlos Díaz, CEO Grupo BioMar y Javier Cardoso, Vice Ministro de acuicultura. 
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The guests passed through a tunnel when they arrived at the event in which they played a video about the development of Alimentsa from its beginning in the young shrimp industry of Ecuador to its alliance with the BioMar Group.

In the main area of the event, the stories of these companies were linked, representing the shared dedication to shrimp farming in Latin America. All the guests attended a formal dinner with various speeches including: Javier Cardoso, Vice Minister of Aquaculture of Ecuador, Carlos Diaz, CEO of the BioMar Group, Alex Olsen, Former President of Alimentsa and Danny Velez, General Manager of Alimentsa.

The speakers talked about aquaculture innovations, such as the ATC research centre in Ecuador (Aquaculture Technology Center or Aquaculture Technology Center), the next-generation centre to be built in Ecuador in 2018.

Carlos Díaz, CEO of Grupo BioMar commented, "We strive to ensure that all customers and stakeholders can take advantage of this evening, to gain a solid understanding of how the recent partnership between BioMar and Alimentsa will benefit shrimp farmers in Ecuador, through access to new products and development opportunities and strengthening local agility by having access to global resources within innovation.”

At the event, the BioMar Group was also present with expert leaders such as the global product manager for hatchery, the Technical Director of Central America, the General Director of BioMar Costa Rica, and shrimp specialists. In addition, regional and global functions were represented in the event.

Danny Velez, General Manager of Alimentsa concluded, "It was an incredible night, I am excited by the interest of the customers when talking about the new partnership between Alimentsa and BioMar.”


Visit the BioMar website, HERE.

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Monday, December 4, 2017

05/12/2017: Evonik to launch new global marketing campaign on MetAMINO®

Best quality, best handling, best performance: How Evonik’s leading amino acid DL-methionine helps support efficient livestock production is the key focus of the new global campaign “Best results with MetAMINO®”
 

Through a series of adverts and the dedicated website, Evonik aims to connect with decision makers in the feed and livestock industries to demonstrate how MetAMINO® enables customers to optimise their productivity, and decrease operational costs due to its intrinsic value as pure and effective methionine source.

Evonik will address a range of functions within the livestock and feed industry with its “Best results”-campaign. Aimed at various targets groups from purchasers to nutritionists and feed production managers, the new online platform is at the heart of the campaign and contains important and yet easy to understand information about why MetAMINO® is the most efficient methionine source available.

On the new microsite, visitors will find a modern mix of infographics, videos and short clips with varying levels of detail to browse and learn about the benefits of MetAMINO®. In addition, the new online hub is optimised for the use on mobile devices.

The “Best results”-campaign will feature across the industry’s leading trade journals and online portals. During 2018, the campaign will be a cornerstone of Evonik’s Animal Nutrition market communication. Evonik’s Animal Nutrition business is a globally operating provider of science-driven products and services for sustainable and efficient production of meat, fish, eggs and milk.

More than 60 years of experience in the production of essential amino acids for animal nutrition make Evonik a highly reliable partner for customers in over 100 countries today. Additionally, the company’s scientific excellence helps to conserve natural resources and reduce the ecological footprint.


Visit the MetAMINO® website, HERE.

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Liptosa company profile

  
LípidosToledo SA began in 1996 as a family business and under the guidance of a group of professionals with extensive experience in the Animal Nutrition field. 

From the outset, the company's mission has been to provide its clients with personalised service and efficient, natural products that are able to meet the demands of the sector.

In 2000 Lípidos Toledo SA moved its facilities, building a modern manufacturing plant in Talavera de la Reina (Toledo, Spain). In 2012 it acquired a new industrial warehouse in the vicinity of the main facilities where the manufacturing of the powder additives takes place and a third storage warehouse.

With these new facilities Lípidos Toledo SA is able to have separate manufacturing lines for the different products they manufacture, avoiding the risk of cross contamination.

Furthermore, the new facilities enable the company to manufacture products with fishmeal derivatives, allowing the company further expansion, mainly in the aquaculture range.

The facilities allow the manufacture of nutritional products, liquid and powder based phytobiotic additives, nutraceutical products and nutritional and specialty products without any risk of the products becoming cross contaminated.

In 2010, Lípidos Toledo SA acquired a large office space at C/ San Romualdo 12-14 in Madrid, Spain where all logistics work is carried out. This enables Lípidos Toledo SA to fulfil its objective of manufacturing products of the highest quality and providing its clients the best service.


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Sunday, December 3, 2017

04/12/2017: A complete success for the 5th Sustainable Ocean Summit

The 5th edition of the Sustainable Ocean Summit just ended in Halifax, Canada

During the three days of the event, the Marriott Harbour front Hotel welcomed 230 participants of 28 different nationalities. Among them, decision makers and high-level representatives from all the sectors of the Ocean Business Community gathered to discuss and decide the future of the Sustainable Ocean Economy.

Some of this year topics developed around the theme “The Ocean Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 14): Business Leadership and Business Opportunities”: Arctic, ocean energy, shipping, marine sound, digital ocean, law of the sea…
 

www.oceancouncil.org/event/sustainable-ocean-summit-2017/

Marc-André Blanchard, Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations, Ken Paul, Director of Fisheries and Integrated Resources, Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs Secretariat, Ian Smith, CEO, Clearwater Seafoods, Mike Utsler, Chief Operating Officer, Woodside Energy, Karen Oldfield, President and CEO, Halifax Port Authority, Minister Geoff MacLellan, Minister of Business, Minister of Energy, Minister of Trade, and Minister of Service Nova Scotia, and Kathy Metcalf, President and CEO, Chamber of Shipping of America attended the event among the high-ranking executives, senior environment and sustainability officers.

"World Ocean Council wants to link the existing coordination initiatives towards a joint workforce between the maritime shareholder to build a Sustainable Ocean Economy" Christine Valentin, COO, World Ocean Council.

"We need more information about risk and opportunities of ocean sustainable development. We need to raise awareness about the costs of not doing anything" Marc-André Blanchard, Canada Ambassador to the United Nations.

"Our ocean has an enormous impact on our lives; its predicted that ocean economy will double in the next 15 years", Minister MacLellan, Minister of Business, Minister of Energy, Minister of Trade, and Minister of Service Nova Scotia.

The Sustainable Ocean Summit is a climate neutral event thanks to RightShip.

Event emissions during 29th November to 1st December 2017, have been offset by investing in South Pole emission reduction projects, based on the reforestation of the Tasmanian native forest.

The 6th edition of the Sustainable Ocean Summit will be held in Hong-Kong end of 2018.

For information on RIghtship visit the website, HERE.

Visit the Sustainable Ocean Summit event website, HERE.

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