BioMar's feed trial unit in Hirtshals, Denmark, is one of the largest privately owned aquaculture feed research centers in Europe. It is part of the international research environment based at the renowned North Sea Science Park.
Established in 1992, the BioMar Feed Trial Unit in Hirtshals has continuously been enlarged and modernized to meet the requirements of testing feed for modern fish farming conditions, including biosecurity, fish welfare and environmental impact. The feed trial unit covers about 1,200 square meters and has an experimental tank capacity of 219 tanks with 11 separate RAS systems plus four retention units. More than 16 trials can be run simultaneously. There are sections optimized for different fish sizes, species and purposes and all systems can be manipulated to meet a number of predefined trial conditions.
The temperature can be controlled between 6 ºC and 28 ºC and thanks to its location on the shores of the North Sea in the fishing port of Hirtshals the feed trial unit has access to salt water which also makes it ideal for tests on marine fish species.
The BioMar Feed Trial Unit in Hirtshals is fully owned by BioMar.