BioMar’s new recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) and fry aquaculture feed production line in Brande in Denmark is now fully operational.
The DKK100 million upgrade will enable production to increase by 25%. The facility is situated in the heart of the ‘Silicon Valley’ for RAS in the Jutland region of Denmark, an area home to many RAS companies from technology providers to fish producers.
“Being situated in an area with a long history of RAS research and development has enabled us to be first movers in RAS feeds and will continue to be crucially important in the innovation development of feeds for land-based farming,” said Carlos Diaz, chief executive of BioMar Group.
The facility has experience in specially designed feeds for more than 40 aquaculture species including trout, salmon and yellowtail kingfish. Aquaculture feeds from the new line have been tested through the last couple of months and has shown impressive results.
Pellets coming out of the new line are now in a much better diameter whilst length ratio and the inter-size gap have been improved for a smoother transition between pellet sizes.
“We have just been through the fry feed season and we received very positive feedback from farmers around the world on the quality and performance of the products,” said Anders Brandt-Clausen, managing director of BioMar Denmark.