Innovation

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

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 and stories

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Expanding R&D capabilities

BioMar Group increases its research capabilities with the opening of its Aquaculture Technology Centre in Ecuador. The ATC is a state-of-the-art trial facility dedicated to the full lifecycle of shrimp, with the most advanced technology for shrimp research in Ecuador.

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Serious feeds for serious challenges

Following new research results, BioMar has updated its well-known product range for stressful conditions EFICO Plus 405 that mainly target sea bream and sea bass.

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Aquaculture feeds - smarter than ever

At the High Energy Mariculture Conference 2018, 17-19 October, Corfu, BioMar will give a presentation on high performing fish feeds for Mediterranean species.

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Boosting the aquaculture business to the next level

A new innovative software tool for targeting an improved environmental footprint and optimising processes in fish farming may soon be able to boost the aquaculture business to a new level. This is the aim of a new project launch by leaders in aquaculture innovation in Denmark that combines a higher degree of knowledge sharing, better research and optimized production follow up.

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Sea Bream: Enhanced feeding recommendations and seasonal feed programs

BioMar’s recent research confirms and expands the knowledge about the effects of temperature on sea bream performance. The findings will soon be applied in our feeding recommendations for sea bream, in the BioMar Feeding Tool and in a complete seasonal feed program for sea bream.

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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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Boosting resistance, the sooner, the better

BioMar expands its range of Forte functional feeds for stressful periods in sea bream farming with the inclusion of INICIO Forte in 1.5 mm.

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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 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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