Instead of short-term business transactions, long-term customer partnerships are important to identify key industry challenges and put our heads together to solve them.
Since 2011, BioMar and Aker BioMarine have worked together to push the aquaculture feed industry forward. We began working together to develop an advanced high-performance salmon feed using Aker BioMarine’s QRILL ingredient as a key component. So far, the partnership has been a great success.
An example of this type of cooperation is an innovation grant of USD 1.9 million that BioMar and Aker BioMarine obtained together with other industry partners to unlock the nutritional and technical quality potential of marine components from krill and other sources used in sustainable salmonid feed.
This innovation project addresses two current aquaculture challenges:
- Promoting eco-responsible farmed production that efficiently employs underutilized marine raw materials
- Developing future feeds that promote superior fish performance and health
Innovation and cooperation
Together with BioMar, we are pooling our scientific and practical understanding of fish species and marine ingredients in order to develop feed products that address key aquaculture challenges. The feed innovation project is a great example of how we can combine our experience and know-how to come up with completely new solutions.
Recent research indicate that the unexploited potential in marine ingredients, including krill meal, can reduce the stress on wild fish stocks used in traditional marine raw material. Moreover, farmed fish will benefit from the great nutritional value of the new, high-performance feeds.
Aker BioMarine and BioMar are also fostering Antarctic ecosystem research through our support for the Antarctic Wildlife Research Fund (AWR). The fund’s objective is to secure the krill fishery’s long-term sustainability. Together, we are taking active measures to be innovative role models that showcase sustainability. Our sustainability efforts are truly a win-win for Aker BioMarine, BioMar, salmon farmers, and last but not least, the environment.
You read more about the AWR project and long-term sustainability in our Annual Report.
"We are pooling our scientific and practical understanding of fish species and marine ingredients in order to develop feed products that address key aquaculture challenges"
Sigve Nordrum, EVP QRILL Sales