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QRILL Pet wins the Triple I Award for Best Pet Food Ingredient

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QRILL Pet wins the Triple I Award for Best Pet Food Ingredient in the Marine Protein Category at the 2nd China International Companion Animal Food Ingredients Conference (CAFIC) in Shanghai

Aker BioMarine’s QRILL Pet brand was awarded the Triple I Award for Best Pet Food Ingredient at the 2nd China International Companion Animal Food Ingredients Conference (CAFIC) in Shanghai last month. The prestigious award was presented only to those pet ingredient companies that produce premium ingredients with technologies that contribute to the ecosystem of pet food industry.

The Triple I Award for the Pet Food Ingredient Industry was voted by experts in animal nutrition, ingredient technology and pet food processing. In addition to Aker BioMarine (QRILL Pet), companies such as Wing Pet Food, Angel Yeast, ADM Animal Nutrition-Wisium, Tyson Ingredient Solutions, APC, Denmark Triple A Protein and J. RETTENMAIER & Söhne Group also took home the award.


As China's number one platform for communication on pet food technology across the industry, CAFIC was attended by the best in class including world renowned nutritionists, representatives of leading ingredient suppliers, officials in agricultural trade from various countries and pet food industry experts. The Triple I Awards were presented by two of China’s top feed technology specialists including Professor Min Xue (Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences) and Professor Haipeng Yang (National Feed Supervision Center).


“We are ecstatic to be chosen for this premier award among some of the best in the industry,” says Bella Zhou, Sales Director QRILL Pet China. “We are thankful to our peers who have chosen QRILL Pet a premium pet food ingredient and look forward to the bright future ahead.”


Also commenting on the award, Knut Heggen, SVP QRILL Pet Sales, Aker BioMarine says, “China’s pet food industry is one of the fastest growing segments in the country’s agriculture market and we are excited to be part of that growth and development. The continual need for quality ingredients is imperative and we are committed to working with our customers and partners in China to help deliver on those needs.”


“I am very glad that Aker BioMarine has won the category of marine proteins and oils for QRILL Pet. Their efforts in quality assurance, research on innovation and sustainability and contribution to societies of professionals in the Chinese pet food industry are important for our industry. After decades of Aker BioMarine’s dedication to optimizing krill processing technologies, QRILL Pet is becoming a popular ingredient in the recipe for our pets. From sensory temptation and cardiovascular health, to the building blocks of strong muscles and smarter brains, QRILL Pet fully proves itself as a “broad-spectrum”, premium pet food ingredient. We believe that QRILL Pet-fortified pet foods will eventually become a preferred choice by many Chinese pet owners for those who truly care about the health and welfare of their pets,” says Susan Xing, Organizing Committee Chairwoman of 2021 CAFIC.


A functional ingredient for pet food derived from Antarctic krill, QRILL Pet is a natural source of omega-3 fatty acids, marine proteins, choline and the powerful antioxidant astaxanthin. Offering a number of health benefits for pets, including healthy organs, joints and fur it is an increasingly popular ingredient choice for forward-thinking pet food companies producing functional, high quality feed formulations.


For more information, please contact:

Lisa Miller
Communications Director, US



Pet QRILL Pet is a product of Aker BioMarine, a leading biotechnology company developing and supplying krill-derived products for consumer health and animal nutrition. When developing our functional marine ingredient for pets, we kept our focus on the needs of pets and pet food formulators. Aimed at keeping pets healthy, QRILL Pet delivers long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, marine proteins, choline and the antioxidant astaxanthin. The unique distinction of krill omega-3s is that they are mainly bound to phospholipids.


About Aker BioMarine

AkerBioMarine is a biotech innovator and Antarctic krill-harvesting company, dedicated to improving human and planetary health. Listed on Oslo Stock Exchange, the company develops krill-based ingredients for pharmaceutical, nutraceutical (Superba®), aquaculture (QRILL®Aqua), and animal feed applications (QRILL®Pet), including INVI™, a highly concentrated protein isolate, and LYSOVETA™, a targeted transporter of EPA and DHA from krill. Aker BioMarine’s fully transparent value chain stretches from sustainable krill harvesting in pristine Antarctic waters through its Montevideo logistics hub, Houston production plant, and to customers around the world. The company’s strong focus on sustainability inspired the launch of AION by Aker BioMarine, a circularity company dedicated to helping companies to recycle and reuse waste. For further information go to www.akerbiomarine.com.