Sunday, July 21, 2019

Fighting for a chemical-free aquaculture industry

by Yaki Keinan, Business Development, AquaMor

The world's population is projected to increase from the current seven billion to 9.7 billion people by 2050. Both agriculture and aquaculture will need to double yields to feed this fast-growing world population.
For agriculture, there is now megatrend growth of biological products, like biopesticides, biostimulants, microbial and 'hybrid' products at an average annual rate of 15 percent – 20 percent versus chemical pesticides, whose annual growth rate is averaging only three percent.
 
Biological products have now been accepted as an integral part of conventional agricultural, not just for organic farming.
Beyond population growth, the drivers of biological product growth in agriculture include the delisting of many if not most chemical pesticides by the EU, EPA and other regulatory agencies around the world, the resulting need to manage resistance, and consumer demands for higher quality foods which are free of chemical residues.

Similarly in aquaculture, world population growth is creating increased demand for larger and higher quality yields of fish and crustacean products, as well. While regulatory agencies do not seem to have become quite as aggressive in delisting most chemicals for use in aquaculture as they have in agriculture, this is likely to happen as consumer demands for chemical-free fish and crustaceans grow.

Public pressure for non-chemical solutions will drive increased regulation. But where are the non-chemical solutions to issues of disease and damage to fish and crustaceans in handling, transportation and other challenges within aquaculture?

How can we achieve the complete replacement of chemical treatment with natural solutions that effectively reduces disease, infection and mortality, while safeguarding natural habitats?


From vaccination, transportation and stress reduction through staving off the onslaught of parasites and bacterial diseases, chemical-free solutions are now available and being used increasingly around the world.

Read more 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.


Visit the Liptoaqua website, HERE.

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Aker BioMarine’s 2018 annual report sees significant ramp-up of strategic investments

Despite challenges in the market, Aker BioMarine increased revenues year on year by 24 percent, from USD 125 million to USD 155 million with 1,28 billion doses of Superba Krill sold worldwide in 2018. In addition, Aker BioMarine helped provide 325 million additional servings of seafood with QRILL Aqua and contributed to the fact that 850,000 dogs could enjoy eating dogfood containing QRILL Pet.
 



Aker BioMarine delivered a net loss of USD 1 million in 2018, driven by significant investments in new technology, science initiatives and people. These investments have been critical to reach the necessary scale in order to grow the krill segment in a very competitive global omega-3 market.


From a business perspective, we met our targets for 2018 with robust performance in all our segments, despite some headwinds in the market. Costs increased more than I ideally would like them to, driven both by external factors, like high fuel prices but also internal elements in order to facilitate the rapid growth and development we are facing. As a result of this, we have strengthened and equipped the organisation with the resources and tools required for future growth,' says Matts Johansen, CEO of Aker BioMarine.

Read the full article on the International Aquafeed website, HERE.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Skretting Sustainability Report highlights wins and challenges in 2018

A strong focus on the development and implementation of novel raw materials for commercial use in nutritional solutions, together with progress towards well-defined sustainability ambitions and aspirations that are aligned with a long-term strategy and the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are some of the highlights presented in Skretting's Sustainability Report 2018.

As a result of a clear vision initiated decades ago, Skretting has kept innovating to provide sustainable solutions that allow a concrete contribution to the aquaculture industry's license to grow.
 
Skretting Sustainability Report 2018
Image credit: Skretting

Hence, the edie Award received by Skretting for MicroBalance FLX in the category of Sustainability Product Innovation of the Year in 2018 is a recognition of the development of a nutritional solution that together with a unique combination of products, services and digital tools is helping farmers boost productivity, support animal health and minimise negative environmental impacts in an ethical and sustainable way.


The report also emphasises the increasing focus of the company to develop novel raw materials together with different stakeholders in the value chain, from raw material suppliers to customers and retailers, to a stage where they can be implemented in commercial feed, a milestone that allowed Skretting to be the leading supplier to provide solutions with both algal oil and insect meals.


Read the full article on the International Aquafeed website, HERE.

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Registration for New Zealand’s annual aquaculture conference now open

New Zealand Aquaculture Conference will be taking place September 18-19, 2019 at the Marlborough Convention Centre, Blenheim, New Zealand. International Aquafeed will be in attendance reporting on the event live via Twitter with a follow up show report due for the magazine.
Aquaculture is New Zealand's future, and in 2019 we're Growing goodness I greener I smarter I value I communities Together.
 
The 2019 Conference will be run over a two-day format with the official opening address and welcomes on the morning of day one.

Schedule
Sep 18: Day 1 8.50am – 5pm
Sep 19: Day 2 8.30am – 4.45pm, Cocktail function, 6.30pm – 10pm

Full agenda and speaker profiles to follow soon. With inspiring speakers, amazing seafood and unparalleled networking opportunities, come and see why it's widely celebrated as New Zealand's best primary sector conference.

For more information on the conference and the register, visit the event website, HERE.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Alltech company profile



In the 1970s, Alltech’s founder, Dr Pearse Lyons, immigrated to the United States with a dream: to sustain the planet and all things living on it. As an Irish scientist, he saw an opportunity to apply his yeast fermentation expertise to animal nutrition challenges, and his dream became a reality when he founded Alltech in 1980 with just $10,000.

Today, a global team of more than 5,000 people around the world shares this vision of sustaining and nourishing the world’s plants, animals and people.

Alltech deliver on this vision by improving plant, feed and food quality through nutrition and scientific innovation, particularly yeast-based technology. Their team is fully committed to helping plants and animals achieve their full potential while supporting producers in greater efficiency, profitability and sustainability.

Aquaculture
From gut health to mineral absorption, their nutritional technologies help aqua producers overcome challenges to support fish health and profitability. Alltech can help you with:

- Feed efficiency
- Antibiotic-free production
- Food enrichment
- Mycotoxin management
- Gut health management
- Protein management
- Enzyme management
- Mineral management

Alltech’s guiding principle 
In all of these endeavors, they are guided by their ACE principle, their promise that in doing business they have a positive impact on the Animal, Consumer and Environment.

Visit the Alltech website, HERE.

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Cawthron Institute Symposium draws together global aquaculture expertise to unlock open ocean potential, New Zealand

Leading scientific minds will come together in Nelson this August to discuss the shift taking place in aquaculture from sheltered waterways to open ocean farming.

New Zealand's largest independent science organisation, Cawthron Institute, is hosting its inaugural Open Oceans aquaculture symposium, 'Unlocking the potential of our oceans', which will discuss the ways open ocean aquaculture developments in both shellfish and finfish farming could revolutionise the global aquaculture industry.
 


The symposium will be held from 5-7 August 2019 at the Rutherford Hotel in Nelson, New Zealand.

New Zealand's aquaculture industry is growing in response to globally increasing demand but is constrained by limited sheltered inshore farm space, says Cawthron Institute CEO Professor Charles Eason.

The new frontier is open ocean aquaculture, where there are large tracts of consented space available but farming is challenging in exposed and dynamic waters, he says. New engineering concepts and farming approaches are needed to realise this opportunity and provide confidence for industry investment.


Read more on the International Aquafeed website, HERE.

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Monday, July 15, 2019

Evonik company profile




Evonik is one of the world's leading specialty chemicals companies. Profitable growth and a sustained increase in the value of the company form the heart of their strategy, which is supported by their owners, RAG-Stiftung (74.99 percent) and funds managed by CVC Capital Partners (25.01 percent).

Their specialty chemicals activities focus on high-growth megatrends—especially health, nutrition, resource efficiency, and globalisation—and their goal is to enter attractive future-oriented markets.

In 2011 Evonik’s roughly 33,000 employees generated sales of €14.5 billion and an operating result (EBITDA) of €2.8 billion. More than 70 percent of sales are generated outside Germany, providing convincing evidence that our business is global.

Visit the website HERE.

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Sunday, July 14, 2019

FAMSUN company profile



Muyang Co, Ltd recently announced changing its brand name from Muyang to FAMSUN starting May 2014. This move is prompted by the idea of better illustrating the company’s business and the farm-to-table industry chain it serves. It is consistent with Muyang’s global strategy and its aim of becoming an integrated solution provider in the agro-industry.

FAMSUN originates from “famous, farm, family, sun and union”; it implies Muyang Co, Ltd’s development concept and vision, which is to build a green and healthy supply chain from farm to table together with its customers and to convert traditional agriculture into a modern, profitable and sustainable business with its integrated solutions in feed manufacturing, grain milling, grain handling and storage, food processing, as well as industrial automation.

The creative design of the FAMSUN logo features a beveled letter “F”, a curvy letter “A”, a stretching letter “S” and a friendly letter “U”. It will be the only signage representing Muyang’s business, products, service and solutions. Meanwhile, the company will continue to operate in its current structure, provide follow-up service based on relevant agreement, and its business contacts will remain unchanged. 


Visit the website HERE.

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Taiwan International Fisheries and Seafood Show 2019 focuses on eco and smart aquaculture

The 5th Taiwan International Fisheries and Seafood Show (TIFSS) will take place at the Kaohsiung Exhibition Centre from September 26th to 28th, 2019. The planning of this year's exhibition area will focus on three major themes - Eco and Smart Aquaculture, Cold Chain Management in Seafood Industry, and Fishing Tackle.

Among them, Eco and Smart Aquaculture is the trend of active development of the aquaculture breeding market. Major countries including Japan, the United States, Norway, and China are actively researching and developing aquaculture fishery production and marketing technology and tools combined with smart systems, hoping to increase productivity and to enhance the quality of aquatic products.
 


This year's exhibitors will also showcase several innovative smart farming technologies and products, such as the Quadlink Aqualink Smart Aquaculture Application System and the Fu-Chen i-fish 4.0 System, hoping to combine smart technology to achieve better breeding benefits and become a close steward to farmers.

Taiwan's fishery industry has an annual output value of NT$100 billion and ranks 20th in the world. The industry has a competitive advantage and a high degree of customisation. Its export energy has potential, and the average annual intake of one person is 1.5 times that of the world average, making Taiwan one of the iconic markets in the fishery industry of the Asia-Pacific region.

This year, Thailand, China, the United States, Hong Kong, South Korea, Sweden, Belgium, the United Kingdom, and France were invited to the exhibition to expand the promotion to the main global fishery markets.

TIFSS 2019 is jointly organised by TAITRA and Wesexpo and is a significant professional fishery expansion platform in Asia. Combining negotiation, procurement, forums, and other activities, exhibitors can expand their business opportunities through diversified activities, doubling their participation efficiency. Those in the industry are welcome to register for the exhibition.

For more information about the show, visit the official website, HERE

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Century Zheng Chang exhibits at VICTAM International 2019

From 12 to 14 June, VICTAM International 2019 was held in Cologne, Germany. VICTAM International is by far the world's largest dedicated event for the animal feed, pet food and aquatic feed processing industries, highly concerned by feed industry all over the world.

As the manufacturer of the first and largest pellet mill in China, Zheng Chang was in attendance displaying its pellet mill, hammer mill and aquatic feed extruder.
 
Zheng Chang Exhibition Stand at VICTAM 2019
Image credit: Zheng Chang
65 percent of Chinese animal feed manufacturers and 6,800 global feed companies are using Zheng Chang equipment now. On the basis of the acquisition of the granulating factory in China invested by CPM, Zheng Chang equipment has made greater breakthroughs not only in appearance but also in functional quality, material quality, heat treatment and service life of wearing parts, and the maturation is more reliable.

Read the full article with equipment information on the International Aquafeed website, HERE.

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Veramaris opens unique omega-3 fatty acids production facility, USA

Following a construction period of just two years, a joint venture between Evonik and the Dutch company DSM has on the 11th July commissioned its globally unique production plant in the US.

Through the fermentative manufacture of natural marine algae, the new plant produces a special algal oil that contains the key omega-3 fatty acids needed for healthy salmon farming.
 
The new Veramaris facility for the production of omega-3 EPA & DHA
from natural marine algae in Blair, Nebraska
Image credit: Evonik

The two parent companies of the 50:50 joint venture named Veramaris, have invested a total of 200 million US dollars in equal parts for the construction of the plant in Blair, Nebraska. The initial algal oil produced at the plant can sustainably supply approximately 15 percent of the annual demand the global salmon-farming industry has for the two omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA. The unique process developed by Evonik and DSM enables the manufacture of EPA and DHA for salmon feed for the first time without using any fish oil from wild-caught fish.

'In Veramaris, we have combined the competencies of two strong partners to make an innovative contribution to the healthy nutrition of the world's growing population, without putting any further burden on our oceans,' says Christian Kullmann, chairman of the Executive Board of Evonik. Feike Sijbesma, CEO/Chairman DSM Managing Board commented, 'I am pleased that together with Evonik we have reached a key milestone in turning the tide: through Veramaris, we are able to reduce the aquaculture industry's reliance on the world's finite fish oil resources for these vital omega-3 fatty acids. This fits perfectly with our purpose-led performance driven strategy, focused on addressing the world's biggest challenges while simultaneously creating economic, environmental and societal value for all our stakeholders.'


Read the full story on the International Aquafeed website, HERE.

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Friday, July 5, 2019

Innovation at the heart of VICTAM and GRAPAS International 2019



This was the early verdict of visitors, conference delegates and exhibitors alike. The exhibition and series of accompanying conferences were successfully held at theKoelnMesse in Cologne, Germany from June 12 – 14th.
The visitors were pleased at the number of exhibitors and the wide range of products on display. Especially the newly launched products and the large number of machinery at the different stands were very impressive. There were 248 exhibitors and co-exhibitors from 31 countries present.
Likewise, the exhibitors were very satisfied with the visitors. Exhibitors were able to have serious discussions and negotiations with their clients and potential clients that they had met at the show. The exhibitors also commented on the very high quality of the visitors and the wide range of countries from which they came. 84.3 percent of the visitors were final decision makers in the purchasing process.
In all there were, over three days, almost 5000 visits from 85 countries, the highest number of countries so far. Although the majority of the visitors were from Europe, a growing percentage of the visitors are from other parts of the world, for example eight percent from Asia, seven percent from the Middle East and Africa, five percent from Latin America and five percent from the rest of the world.
The conference delegates also confirmed the quality of the papers presented at the numerous conferences. The conferences had extensive programmes, which were well received.
The newly introduced International Feed Technology Conference (IFTC), a cooperation between the University of Wageningen and the Victam Foundation, was a great success! The conference was fully booked and the 120 delegates from 18 countries listened to presentations of (among others) Professor Jürgen Zentek from the University of Berlin, Dr Menno Thomas from Zetadec and Dr Reza Abdollahi, Massey University.

The complete program of conferences and seminars were as follows:
Aquafeed Horizons 2019 organised by Aquafeed.com: about production technology and specialist ingredients for aqua culture feeds
Bioenergy International Pellet Workshop organised by Bioenergy Europe: about how technology is innovating the efficiency & quality of pellet production.
Feed Efficiency Seminar organised by All About Feed: about new approaches to feed processing and formulation
Feed Strategy Seminar organised by WATT Global Media with the theme: feed additive solutions for reducing emissions in livestock and poultry production.
GMP+ Feed Safety Seminar organised by GMP+ International
Grain Storage Seminar by Milling & Grain organised by Perendale Publishers Ltd.: short presentations on a variety of subjects including silo design, aeration fans, grain coolers, ozone treatment of grain, grain sampling, remote monitoring systems for silos, and much more
GRAPAS & Global Milling Conference organised by Perendale Publishers Ltd.: a full day of informative and innovative presentations from the milling industry's best and brightest!
IFTC 2019 organised by Wageningen University & VICTAM Foundation: directed towards the evolvements in animal feed processing form a scientific and technology standpoint
Petfood Forum Europe organised by WATT Global Media: education on the latest research and newest information on pet food nutrition, global pet food marketing trends and growth, pet food safety, processing, packaging and much more

Read more HERE.

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Thursday, July 4, 2019

Biomin company profile



BIOMIN are dedicated to finding innovative, trend-setting solutions that empower their customers to master existing and future challenges in animal nutrition– the natural way. The application of their scientific know-how and expertise, based on an in-depth understanding of their customer’s needs and concerns, enables them to deliver solutions that support animal health, optimise performance and production efficiency.

Research and development is one of the cornerstones of BIOMIN. Their strong in-house research and development, and global cooperation with leading institutions and organisations form the basis by which innovative solutions are developed for their customers.

Through joint projects with renowned universities and research institutes, BIOMIN is constantly in touch with the latest scientific know-how, from which novel feed additives are developed and produced. Their global network of collaborating institutions has grown to over 100.

One of the cornerstones of BIOMIN’s success is the ongoing improvement of their inhouse quality standards. In 1997, BIOMIN introduced the international ISO 9001 standard. The HACCP system, introduced subsequently at BIOMIN’s production sites, provides the quality assurance our customers seek from them. In addition, the feed quality standards QS and GMP+ guarantee the utmost degree of control and quality for their products – from raw material inputs right through to the final product.

Concerns over climate change and the role of greenhouse gases continue to rise. In September 2011, BIOMIN was internationally recognised through the award of ISO 14040 ‘Life Cycle Assessment’ certification. By optimising feed use and improving animal performance, it is possible to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from livestock operations.
Through innovative production technologies and advanced, scientific know-how, BIOMIN has pioneered several trend-setting solutions for a range of animal nutrition products, all of which utilise fully natural processes and ingredients.

An in-depth understanding of what the customer’s needs and concerns are has enabled BIOMIN to create and deliver solutions in-line with performance and efficiency goals.


Visit the BIOMIN website, HERE.

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Cargill and InnovaFeed partner to bring sustainable feed to animal producers


argill and InnovaFeed have entered into a strategic partnership to bring sustainable and innovative feed options to the animal nutrition industry. Through the partnership, Cargill and InnovaFeed will collaborate to jointly market fish feed which includes insect protein, enabling both partners to support the growth of sustainable aquaculture.
Pilar Cruz, President of Cargill's compound feed business, said, 'We recognise that the planet has finite resources. It is our job to find innovative feed options for our customers that protect the planet and support sustainable protein production."
InnovaFeed's circular economy approach brings added sustainability benefits as the company uses co-products from the agriculture production of starch and sugar to feed black soldier fly larvae known as Hermetia illucens.
Once the larvae reach a certain stage, protein and oil are extracted from the larvae, to be used in feed for pets, aquaculture species and young animals like broilers and piglets.
Clement Ray, Chief Executive Officer of InnovaFeed, said, 'By upcycling local cereal co-products and repurposing insect waste as an organic fertiliser, InnovaFeed's products truly have a positive environmental impact. We're also able to have a positive impact on climate change by saving 25,000 tonnes of CO2emissions per year with each 10,000-tonne-production unit by feeding insect meal to animals. That is equivalent to removing 14,000 cars off the roads.'

Read more HERE.

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Aquaculture leaders pledge to confront sea lice threat



The Scottish salmon industry expressed a clear commitment to increase investment in tackling sea lice during 2019, according to a poll conducted by SAIC, the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre.
At a collaborative workshop attended by nearly 50 industry peers, delegates were asked about their investment intentions for the next 12 months for dealing with sea lice – one of the industry's most enduring challenges.
All of the respondents envisaged investment being equal to or greater than in 2018, with 45 percent stating greater levels of investment in 2019. These figures represented a range of organisations from across industry, academia, and the public sector.
The survey also showed acknowledgement across the board that more could be done to tackle sea lice. Nearly two-thirds (63%) of respondents agreed that the aquaculture community could do more to improve sea lice management.
Robin Shields, Senior Aquaculture Innovation Manager at SAIC, said, 'It's encouraging to see the aquaculture community not only recognising the perennial challenge of sea lice but showing a commitment to investing in new ways of addressing the issue.
'Collaboration between industry and academia will be crucial to successfully dealing with sea lice through novel approaches and technologies. We're keen to engage with the widest range of expertise possible to discuss issues and ideas for what can be done.
Last year, Mowi and Scottish Sea Farms announced a breakthrough in the rearing of cleaner fish – seen by many as a key stage in the process of finding a sustainable solution to dealing with sea lice.
Robin Shields added, 'While we've seen successes in the field over the last few years which have led to a reduction in sea lice numbers, there's always room for improvement. Given the value of salmon to Scotland's economy, it's incumbent upon all of us to work together and look for solutions.'

Read more HERE.

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IFFO RS praises Thailand and Vietnam FIPs for fisheries progress



IFFO RS applauds the work done by the Gulf of Thailand and the Vung Tau, Vietnam, Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs) over the last few years on their journey to improve the fisheries in both regions. Both FIPs are aiming to apply to the IFFO RS Improver Programme (IFFO RS IP) which provides a robust assurance process through its application and surveillance system.
Through the work undertaken by these FIPs within the IFFO RS IP framework it is hoped that new and novel approaches to measure improvements within multispecies fisheries will be developed and refined over the next few years with an overall aim of providing a clearer definition of a responsible multispecies fishery.
Dr Rawee Viriyatum, FIP Co-Ordinator for the Thai Sustainable Fishery Round Table, said, 'There has been a lot of progress in the industry over the last few years in order to demonstrate real improvements within Thai fisheries. We have brought together companies to form the Thai Sustainable Fisheries Round Table (TSFR) in order to address the problem.
'This group includes, fishmeal producers (Thai Fishmeal Producer Association), feed producers (Thai Feed Mill Association, TFMA), fishers (National Fishery Association of Thailand, and Thai Oversea Fishery Association), seafood production (Thai Food Processors' Association, Thai Frozen Food Association, Thai Tuna Industry Association, Thai Shrimp Association), governments (Department of Fisheries, DoF) and NGOs (Sustainable Fisheries Partnership, SFP) to develop a robust and credible FIP for the Gulf of Thailand and plan to submit an application to the IFFO RS IP imminently.'
The IFFO RS Governing Body Committee (GBC) formally launched the multispecies criteria in October last year to be tested with relevant fisheries such as the mixed trawl fisheries in SE Asia.

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New report analyses the market for insect-based feed


A report titled 'Edible Insects for Animal Feed: Global Market Analysis 2013-2017' estimates that the edible insects for animal feed market reached US $267.9 million by the end of 2018 in terms of value and will reach US $2385.6 million by the end of 2029.
To fulfil increasing food demand globally, meat production has increased. It is necessary to provide quality feed to animals to improve their meat quality. The feed industry has introduced edible insects for animal feed because insects contain high amounts of protein which is essential for the growth of livestock.
Investments in the edible insects for animal feed market are increasing. In 2018, companies producing edible insects for animal feed received large investments, for example, UK-based AgriProtein, Dutch Protix, and the French company InnovaFeed and Ynsect, which produce mealworm in France.
Insects are a healthy and nutritious alternative to staple foods such as chicken, beef, fish, and pork. However, consumers are reluctant to accept insects as direct food due to their taste and appearance.
Consumption of insects as food depends on the culture and religion in that particular region. Mostly in western regions consumption of insects as food is not acceptable yet. Edible insects for animal feed is in high demand in these regions.
The effect on environment due to insects is less as compared to livestock. Unlike soy and fish meal production, insect rearing is not a land-based activity and it does not require land clearing to expand production. This has led to an increase in demand for edible insects for animal feed.

Read more HERE.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Calitri Technology company profile




Specialised in detecting and counting for aquaculture, Calitri Technology design and manufacture equipment for aquaculture.

Exporting throughout the world, they have over 30 years of experience. Their product range is advantageous due to the companies advanced knowledge in micro controller programming.


Calitri Technology values
They are attentive and listen to their customer's needs, have a commitment to high quality products,  and continuous strive to innovate and adapt their technology to meet the current market.

For more information visit the Calitri Technology website, HERE.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Van Aarsen company profile



Van Aarsen has become a household name worldwide for machinery and turnkey projects for animal feed technology, both for commercial feed producers and for vertically-integrated businesses. 

Quality is of the utmost importance in both sectors of the industry and innovations in feed production are therefore of great interest. 

Thanks to their extensive experience, engineers and technicians are always able to offer tailor-made solutions.

Visit the Van Aarsen website, HERE.

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Monday, July 1, 2019

AlgaEurope 2019 extends call for abstracts

Every year the European algae scene meets at the AlgaEurope conference. AlgaEurope 2019 will take place 3-5 December in Paris, France. Due to the many requests received, the Scientific Committee of AlgaEurope has extended the call for abstracts to 2 September 2019.

AlgaEurope offers a unique opportunity for an exchange between academia and industry, established in a networking-based environment that will explore sector's evolution worldwide as well as the main European players.
 


Currently, there are several European projects, from lab scale to demonstration plants and commercial facilities, aiming to accelerate the commercialisation of algal products.

AlgaEurope 2019 is an unique opportunity to learn and understand the bottlenecks of algae production and commercialisation and interact with over 300 key players from more than 43 countries.

Who should attend
- Algae Technology Developers / Suppliers
- Algae producers & cultivation plant owners and operators
- Technology providers for cultivation, harvesting, dewatering, drying, oil extraction and processing
- Venture capitalists and financial investors for biotechnology & food industries
- Biofuels Network, Animal Feed Companies, Nutraceuticals/ Pharmaceutical Companies, Fertiliser suppliers
- Water Treatment & Waste Water Professionals

Visit the Algae Europe 2019 website, HERE.

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