Innovation

We are devoted to developing innovative feed solutions for a sustainable and efficient future for the aquaculture industry.

We promote and encourage a culture of innovation in all parts of the company. We conduct research together with external partners. We actively improve our agility and flexibility. We support the cross-utilisation of know-how and staff skills. And we continuously invest in conducting our own research and development.

A global research organisation

We are devoted to developing innovative feed solutions for a sustainable and efficient future for the aquaculture industry. In order to fulfil this goal, BioMar has a truly global research organisation with highly skilled researchers and experts in their field. We make our contribution by utilising cutting edge technology at state-of-the-art research facilities around the world.

Research ambitions

Research ambitions

When aquaculture overtook wild catches as the most important source of fish products for human consumption, it was one of the clear signs of success for the industry. This apparent success has a high demand on innovation and constant development. Our Research & Develompment  mission is to strengthen customer competitiveness.

BioMar continuously strives to improve its ability to innovate. Through unprecedented research efforts, we aim for the constant development and improvement of products, processes and the technology utilised.  We have defined a set of research aims and objectives to achieve in order to fulfil BioMar’s purpose.

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Our experts

Our experts

BioMar’s Research & Development department consists of a team of highly skilled specialists with backgrounds within nutrition, chemistry, and biology. The team is backed by our long tradition of working closely with external research institutions in several countries as well as active collaboration with fish farmers.

The global Research & Development team has close contact with our markets and is capable of integrating farm results from a multitude of different farming conditions in aquaculture with different farmed species into the research and development process.

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Research facilities

Research facilities

BioMar’s long tradition of commercial trials and cooperation with external research institutions and centres are well-known. We are proud of engaging with our customers and partners in long-term commitments for diverse research projects.

On top of this, core to our business efforts and understanding, we perform a considerable amount of tests and trials at the R&D facilities that are owned by BioMar.

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Innovation news

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BioMar supports industry moves for changes in Antarctic krill harvesting suggested by Greenpeace

Representatives from the seafood industry, including BioMar, and conservation groups have agreed to support the creation of marine protected areas, including large no-fishing zones in the Antarctic. The Greenpeace led retailer roundtable event was held in conjunction with their Antarctic 360 event in Cambridge, UK, attended by scientists and Oscar-winning actor Javier Bardem, who joined Greenpeace’s expedition to the Antarctic in January 2018.

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BioMar expands their R&D capabilities in the Hatchery feed sector

BioMar has increased its research capabilities in hatchery with an expansion of its Aquaculture Technology Centre, ATC Hirtshals facility in Denmark. BioMar has now opened a state-of-the-art marine fish larval trial unit that not only allows for larval rearing but also the production of live feed.

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Sophisticated hatchery products for demanding fish

Reflecting customers' demands, BioMar's high quality LARVIVA and INICIO Plus M products for feeding of the highly demanding fish larvae and fry now come in two recommended lines to fit the different hatcheries' goals and strategies and in new packaging. Furthermore, BioMar's broodstock feeds for marine fish species farmed in the Mediterranean area have been added to the LARVIVA product range.

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BioMar exceed expectations on sustainability KPIs for raw materials

Today BioMar Group releases their Integrated Sustainability Report. Three years ahead of schedule, four out of five KPI’s for raw materials have reached the 2020 target. BioMar has decided to raise the bar further and have now set new targets for 2020.

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BioMar adds new specialized line in Denmark

BioMar Group decides to invest in additional capacity for the factory in Denmark. The new line will be highly specialized and dedicated to fry and RAS feed production enabling the factory to increase flexibility, quality and production performance.

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BioMar A/S expands new laboratory facilitites in Brande

In the beginning of May, BioMar A/S in Brande held a housewarming celebration for the new laboratory, which in the future will provide more space and opportunities to improve the capacity for analysis of the laboratory.

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BioMar EMEA introduces BioMar Feeding Tool

Fish farmers in the markets served by BioMar’s EMEA Division in Europe, Middle East and Africa now have access to an innovative online tool for calculating and forecasting the need for feed on a farm. BioMar Feeding Tool aims at making it easier for farmers to calculate feeding rates as well as long term feed consumption on their farm.

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BioMar announces strategic R&D investment in the shrimp market

Just two months after confirming the acquisition of Ecuadorian feed manufacturer Alimentsa, BioMar announced today the establishment of a new trial facility for shrimp.

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BioMar at Karmøy sets production capacity record

BioMar Group’s Karmøy production facility has officially opened Line 3, which has an annual capacity of 140,000 tonnes of fish feed, increasing the output of the Karmøy facility by around 70%. Line 3 will have one of the highest hourly output capacities of any single production line of fish feed anywhere in the world.

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Successful Nordic RAS workshop

The interest shown in the 4th Nordic RAS workshop was overwhelming. BioMar was again a main sponsor of this bi-annual workshop.

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Great interest in sharing knowledge about aquaculture

The Aquaculture Europe Conference 2017 in Dubrovnik, Croatia, gave inspiration to a broad audience of people interested in getting updated in the latest developments in aquaculture topics. BioMar was again the Gold Sponsor of this very successful Aquaculture Europe Conference organized by the European Aquaculture Society.

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BioMar launches a new, highly environmentally friendly vessel

In two weeks’ time, the MS Nyksund, a new high-tech vessel for shipping fish feed will be put into service for BioMar. As part of the process of modernising BioMar’s shipments of fish feed, an agreement was signed in 2015 with NSK Shipping AS for the construction of a new feed carrier. The ship was formally handed over earlier this week at the Tersan shipyard the site responsible for construction. The ship is owned and operated by NSK Shipping.

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Full speed ahead into shrimp: Alimentsa approved to join BioMar

The acquisition of Alimentsa as announced in June is now completed. All necessary approvals have now been obtained and Alimentsa will from 13 September 2017 be a part of BioMar Group. The acquisition will position BioMar among the leading shrimp feed producers in Latin America creating synergies toward existing business.

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BioMar celebrates 10 years of strategic sustainability with BioSustain

Today at Aqua Nor 2017, the BioMar Group takes a moment to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the BioSustain™ concept with a rooftop party at their new offices in Norway. Sustainability has long been in the DNA of BioMar however the development of BioSustain firmly established the company as the forerunner in driving sustainable innovation through collaborative partnerships in the aquaculture industry.

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A strong team with ambitious goals

BioMar Group has identified the hatchery feed business as one of the areas which has a significant potential to develop and expand our business. Therefore, BioMar has consolidated a strong team of dedicated hatchery specialists in order to further develop BioMar hatchery products, based on fundamental research on nutritional requirements as well as processing technology.

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Focus on salmon feed with microalgae

Cooperation between Lerøy and BioMar ensures farmed salmed with a high level of Omega 3-DHA partly deriving from the microalgae ingredient, AlgaPrime DHA.

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