About

We are innovators dedicated to an efficient and sustainable global aquaculture.

We are innovators

About: Our heritage (item, text + vid)

BioMar is a world leader in high performance diets for more than 45 different fish and shrimp species in more than 80 countries.

Founded in 1962 by a group of Danish fish farmers, BioMar’s heritage is a long-term commitment to developing the aquaculture industry in a responsible and sustainable way.

Our main focus is supporting our customers delivering healthy, great tasting seafood. We do this by innovating efficient, safe and nutritious feed for aquaculture with minimal environmental impact.

Our global scale, local agility and execution focus ensure that we can meet individual customer needs – always with departure in proven results and a meticulous focus on food safety.

Our Purpose Statement

We are innovators dedicated to
an efficient and sustainable global aquaculture.

The BioMar purpose is rooted in our heritage and our commitment to aquaculture. Through cutting-edge knowledge and long lasting partnerships with our stakeholders, we strive to develop and deliver truly efficient, sustainable, and healthy feed solutions.

We are dedicated to Innovating Aquaculture.

OUR CONTRIBUTION

WE ARE COMMITTED TO FOUR LONG-TERM GUIDING PRINCIPLES TO SUPPORT OUR PURPOSE STATEMENT.

BioMar in details

Our History - BioMar

Innovating aquaculture for more than 50 years
1960’s-1970’s

1960’s-1970’s

In the early 1960’s a group of Danish fish farmers establish BioMar under the name Dansk Ørredfoder A/S.

The company is among the first in Europe to start production of pelletised dry feed. Compared to the commonly used wet feed this new type of feed is less polluting, better performing and much easier to handle.

The Danish fish farming sector consolidates and the interest for applying dry feeds increases. The company mainly serves local fish farms although it receives orders fom surrounding countries, with subsequent sporadic exports.

1962: Founded by a group of Danish farmers under the name Dansk Ørredfoder A/S
1980’s-1990’s

1980’s-1990’s

BioMar pioneers the introduction of extruded fish feed that allows for a significant reduction of the impact from aquaculture on the local water environment.

ECOLINE, the first environmentally declared fish feed in the world, is launched.

BioMar establishes sustainability as one of the main goals in feed development in order to minimise adverse ecological consequences of current and future aquaculture activity and expansion.

The company starts to expand internationally, both in terms of exports, andthrough acquisitions in Europe.

1995: BioMar establishes production in Grangemouth, Scotland
2000’s

2000’s

BioMar takes game changing initiatives such as launching SMARTfeed, a range of feed products with bio-functional components targeting improved fish health.

The BioSustainTM programme is launched, aiming for optimisation of sustainability efforts by measuring and evaluating the sustainability of raw materials and processes.

BioMar becomes one of the leading suppliers of aquaculture feed in the world by investing in further factories in Europe and going beyond the borders of Europe by acquiring factories in Chile.

2002: BioMar aquires factories in Chile
2010’s

2010’s

BioMar contributes to enhancing survival and growth performances of fish and shrimp by introducing feeds containing Bactocell®, the only probiotic approved by the European Commission for inclusion in aquaculture feeds.

BioMar launches ORBIT, a diet specially developed for farming in RAS systems that are receiving more and more attention as a viable long-term sustainable solution to aquaculture.

A BioMar factory is the first feed plant in the world to comply with the ASC standard for salmon and trout, a standard that is focusing on socially and environmentally responsible aquaculture production. BioMar commits to environmentally friendly and sustainable feed delivery solutions by operating the world's first cargo ship of its type powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG).

BioMar starts publishing its annual global Sustainability Report, and with this commits to increased public transparency in its activities.

In this decade BioMar continues expanding its global presence through establishing production in in Costa Rica, Turkey and (from 2017) China.

2015: BioMar and Tongwei stablish Joint Venture in China
Today

Today

Today, BioMar is positioned as one of the leading feed suppliers in the aquaculture industry.

Looking at our past and to the future we are a company where innovation, cooperation, sustainability and performance are strong pillars.

We are proud of our history.

We will continue contributing to the production of healthy and great tasting seafood in a sustainable and an efficient way, with the same dedication as we have had throughout the years since 1962.

Carlos Diaz, CEO BioMar

Working at BioMar

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Not just a job

For most of our employees working at BioMar is not only just a job. It is a way of living. They experience that they have highly interesting job, good colleagues and a true possibility to impact the development of an efficient and sustainable global aquaculture. BioMar people feel that they are valued in their everyday work and that they have the opportunity for professional development.

At BioMar, we go to work to provide nutritious, healthy and safe feed solutions – in an innovative and ever-more-sustainable way. This this is who we actually are, deep down in the soul of BioMar. Every day and in every part of our organisation.

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News

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BioMar scales up RAS and fry feed production in Denmark

BioMar announces the new production line in Brande, Denmark, is now fully operational. The line is dedicated to RAS and fry aquaculture feed production and is the result of a DKK 100 million investment that has enabled BioMar to increase the annual capacity of the Danish facility by 25%.

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BioMar achieves a 5 year average Fish In:Fish Out ratio of below 1:1

High use of trimmings and the use of novel ingredients has enabled BioMar Group to achieve a five-year average of 1:1 or below Forage Fish Dependency Ratio for its raw material usage. This is one of many findings revealed in its Integrated Sustainability Report for 2019, released today.

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BioMar fry feeds produced in Denmark now come in 25 kg bags

The new production line at our factory in Brande delivers impressive results. The technical quality of the pellets produced on the recently inaugurated fry feed production line at the Danish BioMar factory turn out to be extraordinary. We are very happy to see that our new production line produces very well-shaped pellets.

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Transforming aquaculture with Blue IMPACT

BioMar launches Blue IMPACT™, a feed concept that minimises the environmental impact of aquaculture. The first feed in the series addresses the challenges faced by cage farming in the Baltic Sea area by aiming to reduce total phosphorus in the feed.

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Sustainability is our goal – with every bag of feed

BioMar Group is in a constant quest for enabling sustainable solutions for the aquaculture industry. A recent initiative of the BioMar feed factory in Denmark is to utilise feed bags made of 75 % recycled plastic material.

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Updated starter feeds - Taking care of the young ones

The full range of BioMar fry feeds served by BioMar Denmark has been updated in accordance with the most recent research findings. This makes BioMar’s starter feeds even better for covering all nutritional needs of freshwater fry and for providing the best health condition to farmed fish during their early life stages.

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BioMar enters partnership in Vietnam

To confirm a mutual interest in entering into a partnership, BioMar and Vietnam’s leading shrimp hatchery Viet-UC have signed a memorandum of understanding with the intention of BioMar becoming part owner and operational lead in the feed factory currently owned by Viet-UC.

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New ingredient with highly sustainable profile

BioMar introduces Qrill HP, a new marine ingredient with a highly sustainable profile. Supplied by MSC certified Aker BioMarine, Qrill HP brings multifaceted advantages and leverages BioMar’s top performing product ranges for rainbow trout.

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Coronavirus (COVID19) update

The measures taken to mitigate risks of coronavirus (COVID19) has no negative consequences on feed production and deliveries from our factory in Brande. BioMar continues to produce as normal and we are able to deliver within and outside of Denmark.

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Yet another initiative for the good of the planet

BioMar announces a new diet with a dedicated focus on reducing phosphorus discharge of rainbow trout farming in cages.

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Opening hours - Christmas & New Year 2019/2020

BioMar's warehouse and sales department will be closed for some days of December 2019 and January 2020. Thank you for your collaboration in 2019, wishing you a merry Christmas and a happy new year. Please see the opening hours during this period:

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BioMar reaches top spot in Seafood Stewardship Index ranking

BioMar was founded on the concept of developing sustainable aquaculture feed for the industry and decades later it remains a core pillar of the company. This month, BioMar became the highest ranked feed supplier in the first ever Seafood Stewardship Index from World Benchmarking

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SIRCLE – for intensive farming in RAS

BioMar introduces SIRCLE, a trout feed specifically made for intensive trout farming in RAS where solid bed filters are the primary solution for removal of faecal material.

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ORBIT feeds for the next generation of aquaculture technology

BioMar presents the next level of ORBIT feeds for salmonids as they continue to strengthen their focus on specialised feeds for advanced farming technologies, including recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS).

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BioMar accelerates next generation of feed solutions for RAS

Building upon decades of research within feed for recirculation, BioMar has now chosen to increase focus on feed solutions for this segment. BioMar states that land-based farming can improve efficiency and operational stability using even more advanced feed solutions.

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BioMar leads ocean-based climate action for aquaculture

Today, the High Level Panel for A Sustainable Ocean Economy launched their latest report showing that ocean-based climate action can deliver a fifth of the reductions in greenhouse gas emissions required by 2050 to prevent climate change through the 1.5ºC global temperature rise.

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Groundbreaking concept for the next generation of aquafeeds

BioMar EMEA launches the P 3.0 Concept, moving feed formulation one step further by providing fish farmers with feeds adapted to varying market situations and final fish products to maximise their farm economy.

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BioMar brings feed transparency into the hands of seafood shoppers

Three years in the making and unlike any transparency tool in the seafood industry, BioMar announces Discover, the latest tool from our BioSustain programme, in the launch of our 2018 Sustainability Report. The report showcasing BioMar’s continuous focus on driving sustainable initiatives across the aquaculture industry and throughout the value chain and now right into the hands of the consumer.

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Boosting green conversion in cage farming

BioMar is partnering with Danish aquaculture stakeholders Dansk Akvakultur, AquaPri, DTU Aqua, DTU-Mek and Hvalpsund Net to boost the green conversion for sea cage farming of trout.

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BioMar launches lowest environmental footprint feed in China

In BioMar Brande, Denmark, a Chinese delegation led by Yan Jinhai, the Vice Governor of The Peoples Government of Qinghai Province, gathered to witness the signing of a cooperation agreement between BioMar and Minze Long Yang Xia, the largest trout farmer in China, to supply high performance fish feed with almost half the environmental footprint compared to local Chinese feed.

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Events

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Aquaculture UK 2020

Join BioMar at the leading aquaculture exhibition and conference in the UK. The show has a large following, hosting 2400 visitors and 190 exhibitors from all over the world with a wide variety of products, services and advice for fish farmers, farm managers and aquaculture business partners.

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