China approves protein from industrial gas as aquafeed

Calysta’s FeedKind protein, which is created using waste gases from industry, has received formal approval for use in aquaculture feeds in China. The new feed is being manufactured in China by Calysseo, a joint venture between Calysta and feed giant Adisseo. Calysseo hopes to deliver its feed product to customers in China shortly. The country’s…

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Feeding frenzy

High feed prices could be set to continue in 2024, experts say. Fiona Nicolson reports At the end of 2022, Rabobank’s Global Animal Protein Outlook for 2023 revealed that global grain and oilseed prices had almost doubled between May 2020 and May 2022, due to increased demand, concerns about supply and increased geopolitical uncertainty. Some…

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Benchmark hatches plan for possible sale

The fish health and genetics business Benchmark may be sold as a whole or in part, the group’s board has said. Benchmark has its headquarters in the UK, but its operations are worldwide with a strong emphasis on Norway and other major fish farming countries. The board of Benchmark Holdings, the group’s parent company, said…

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Skretting agrees major deal with Finnish insect company

The global aquafeed company Skretting and the Finnish insect ingredient producer Volare have agreed a commercial collaboration to produce ingredients for Skretting’s Norwegian salmon feed. Skretting has secured a substantial capacity in Volare’s factory in Finland, which is set to start construction this year. The new factory represents Volare’s first venture into production at an…

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Portuguese project aims to create sustainable aquafeed

Plans have been unveiled for a new state-of-the-art industrial unit in Coruche, Portugal to produce fish feed sustainably from a range of animal by-products. The new facility is being developed by Sebol, a subsidiary of the Portuguese ETSA Group, which produces a variety of products for the food, pharmaceutical, pet food, biofuel and other industries.…

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Salmon rides high as shrimp producers struggle, Rabobank says

Salmon will hold on to its position as the most profitable sector in aquaculture through 2024, while shrimp farmers are set to face continuing challenges. That’s the prediction in the latest Global Aquaculture Update from Netherlands-based Rabobank. Subtitled “The new normal”, the forecast for H1 2024 says the global salmon industry will continue to be…

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Mowi feed plant hit by dust gas blast

An explosion has seriously damaged a Mowi feed factory in Norway causing considerable damage to the top of the building. Fortunately, no-one was injured and the site, which opened nine years ago, has now been evacuated. The incident took place in the Ørland municipality in the Trondelag region. Local news site VG.no reports that there…

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