Overall Research & Development Goals
Improved product performance
BioMar constantly seeks to improve the economics of aquaculture production by improving product performance. For instance, feed costs often account for 50-60 % of the production cost of fish, which is why feed performance is a major competitive parameter for BioMar.
Improved growth ratio and feed conversion ratio
Main performance criteria targeted are growth and feed conversion. The feed conversion ratio, defined as the amount of feed needed to produce a kilo of fish, is also a major aspect of feed performance in relation to environmental issues, e.g. sustainability.
Specialized software balancing nutrition and cost is used in our factories to bring R&D knowledge into real life feed.
BioMar's development programme on sustainability, BioSustain, includes an evaluation on all raw materials. We seek to source raw materials that can demonstrate to have come from sustainable sources or have a clear and defined ambition to be certified as sustainable.