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Marketing Manager, Emerging Markets Division

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Commercial success challenged by raw materials and logistics

The quarterly release from BioMar reveals as expected a solid growth across markets with a significant increase in volumes and revenue. However, the bottom-line results are affected by global increases in raw material prices, logistic costs, and energy prices.

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BioMar ramps up for salmon product innovation

Planning for future product launches and new feed product concepts designed in collaboration with customer demand, the salmon division in BioMar announces the appointment of a new divisional marketing director.

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BioMar appoints experienced aquaculture profile for Vietnam

BioMar has appointed Franck Bodin as Managing Director for the new BioMar Viet Uc feed business unit in Vietnam. Franck Bodin is a well-known profile in the Vietnamese aquaculture industry being the founder of the aquafeed company Tomboy, which was later acquired by Skretting.

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BioMar Ecuador ramps up with four new lines for extruded feed

BioMar Group today announces an ambitious plan for an expansion of the capacity for extruded feed in Ecuador. The two phased installation will bring a total of four new lines with a combined capacity of 200 000 tons at BioMar’s facilities in Durán.

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BioMar reaches 1 million tonnes of salmon feed with microalgae

This month BioMar hit a major sustainability milestone with the adoption of microalgae omega 3s into feed diets. Marine ingredients are a finite resource and by including microalgae in aquaculture diets we can help stabilise the pressure on fish stocks.

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BioMar holds steady growth

BioMar continues the steady growth and delivers solid results despite the pandemic. Both volumes sold and revenue went up in Q2 compared to 2020 while margins were challenged by a significant increase in raw material prices and logistic costs.

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BioMar launches its 2030 Ambitions

On the back of today’s launch of the BioMar 2020 Sustainability Report, we announce our 2030 Ambitions. We make a promise, to our planet and its people with a set of ambitious targets that will seek to aid in the restoration of our environment while enabling humanity to thrive. Two key areas are focused on the reduced impact of aquaculture feeds while the third will enable capacity building in our communities.

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New RAS feed targets the bottleneck in marine nurseries

BioMar announces a new RAS feed concept, LARVIVA ORBIT, that aims to improve the efficiency of marine nurseries. It will support an industry move of a prolonged time at hatchery for fry before they are transferred to sea. This will aid in the expected acceleration in the use of RAS technology in marine nurseries, and thereby support the development of hatchery businesses for marine fish species.

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Q1 BioMar: Solid start to the year

BioMar continues the strong growth in the salmon markets with an important increase in volumes sold compared to Q1 2020 in most markets. At the same time the shrimp feed business showed robust results due to new product offerings and service solutions within high performing and sustainable shrimp feed.

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Second STIM appeal of BioMar's Intro Tuning is rejected

The Oslo County Court concluded just before Christmas 2020 that BioMar's smoltification feed Intro Tuning does not infringe STIM's new European patent, which was granted in the summer of 2020, and therefore rejected STIM's demand that a ban be placed on the sale of Intro Tuning.

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BioMar announces new division for Asia

In line with strategic aspirations of growth, BioMar is now establishing a fourth division embracing activities in the Asian region, including Vietnam and China. With over 30 years’ experience in aquaculture Francois Loubere will assume the role as VP Asia, while Luis García Romero will take over the role as MD for West Med & Africa.

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BioMar closes 2020 with solid results

BioMar Group reports revenue and earnings for 2020 slightly higher than 2019. The positive development has mainly been driven by the salmon division, where higher volumes secured a year in line with expectations.

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BioMar and Viet Uc enter a strategic partnership to develop the aquafeed business in Vietnam

BioMar takes another important step to expand its global footprint within shrimp feed. By acquiring a majority ownership of the Viet-Uc feed business, BioMar is ready to pursue a position within high-end shrimp feed in Vietnam, creating synergy with BioMar’s existing shrimp businesses in LATAM.

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BioMar joins Nordic leaders on EU human rights legislation

BioMar has published a joint statement together with 12 large Nordic international companies to demonstrate support for a human rights due diligence legislation in the EU. An international regulation would aim to improve human rights throughout global value chains by having an aligned agenda that is effective across country borders.

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Brazilian soy suppliers answer the global call for change

BioMar applauds Brazilian soy producers Caramuru, Selecta and Imcopas’ swift move to ensure a complete deforestation-free and conversion-free supply chain with 2020 as their cut-off date. While BioMar has long ensured that soy from deforested areas has not entered their supply chain, this announcement shows that through collaboration the aquaculture industry can lead sustainable change.

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Terje Sæther receives the Norwegian medal for Long and Faithfull Service

Terje Sæther has worked for BioMar Norway in positions within R&D and Marketing for more than 30 years and this year sees him entering retirement. Terje is well recognised across the BioMar world for his contributions to the development and promotion of some of BioMar’s well respected products and brands. Back in 1992 he spearheaded Bio-Optimal the first in the revolutionary growth-feeds before developing BioMar’s first range of preventive health-feeds called SMARTfeed. He was also part of the creation of BioSustain, the aquaculture industry’s first feed sustainability program and more recently BioMar’s Pigment Performance Technology.

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Fredrikstad Seafoods and BioMar extend their agreement

Fredrikstad Seafoods and BioMar Norway extend their long-term RAS feed agreement for three more years. Fredrikstad Seafoods and BioMar have already been collaborating closely to develop a sustainable feed recipe for their RAS facility in Fredrikstad.

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ORIVO and BioMar to develop next generation DNA-based feed analysis

ORIVO has been granted funding from the Norwegian Research Council to develop the next generation DNA-based analysis for feed products and feed ingredients. Among the partners in the project is the Danish sustainable aquaculture feed producer, BioMar, who sees the value of evidence-based transparency in their industry.

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BioMar and Quality Salmon Sotenäs look to create salmon of tomorrow

The letter of intent was signed between feed producer BioMar and Lighthouse Finance owned Quality Salmon Sotenäs AB in November 2020. The agreement states that BioMar will provide feed solutions for the Atlantic salmon in Quality Salmon’s land-based RAS facility once production commences in 2022, in Sotenäs, Sweden.

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BioMar commits to ‘give 100%’ along with 14 World Leaders

Almost two years ago BioMar was invited to join the advisory board of The High level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy, since then 20 science-led papers and reports have been commissioned that has led to the creation of the Transformations documents which outlines 74 priority actions for a sustainable ocean economy.

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Time is right for a new industry-wide sustainable seafood story

The seafood industry delivers a high protein food with one of the lowest environmental footprints and yet it is still overshadowed by a history of unsustainable practices. The industry has come a long way over the last two decades by adopting responsible farming practices, to creating sustainable feeds. It has a positive environmental story and the time might just be right to launch a good news story that is simple and allows easy engagement by consumers.

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BioMar JV employs new Managing Director in Turkey

The BioMar joint venture in Turkey, BioMar-Sagun has chosen a Managing Director to head the business. Yasemin İşsever who has held a senior management role at Abalıoǧlu, is a well-respected profile in the Turkish aquaculture industry with a strong track record leading businesses within farming, processing, and feed manufacturing. She accepted to take on the challenge of heading up the company, filling the vacancy left by Bora Aydemir.

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BioMar continues to invest in the shrimp segment

The impact of the covid crisis experienced in the Ecuadorian shrimp market has not waived BioMar’s strategic plans for the shrimp business. Construction on a new extrusion line has continued unaffected by the pandemic and builds on four decades of BioMar experience in extrusion technology. The new line will bring the factory close to 200.000 tons total capacity.

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First BAP certified feed for trout & turbot in China

BioMar’s joint venture with Tongwei in Wuxi has received the first Best Aquaculture Practice (BAP) certification in China with trout and turbot as declared species. The certification comes relatively shortly after the production facilities inauguration in May 2020. The product portfolio includes feeds for high-end aquaculture species both in freshwater and seawater as well as locally popular species like Largemouth Bass and Large Yellow Croaker.

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BioMar embraces Augmented Reality in the ‘new normal’

Utilizing augmented reality, BioMar global experts are available to troubleshoot technical problems and improve factory processes within minutes. As a result, the new technology is a part of the digital transformation accelerated by COVID-19.

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BioMar heading for robust full-year results

Today, the Q3 report for BioMar has been released by the parent company, Schouw & Co. The report underlines that BioMar holds a steady course despite a challenging and complex business environment.

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From negative CO2 emissions to a net-positive protein source

BioMar is one of 10 collaborative partners to join the end-to-end value chain wide consortium in the React-First project. It is led by carbon recycling biotechnology company Deep Branch, which has pioneered a process that uses microbes to convert carbon dioxide from industrial emissions and turns them into high-value proteins.

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BioMar welcomes new Global R&D Director

BioMar announces that from November 1st, 2020, Simon Wadsworth will take over the position as Global R&D Director, heading the global R&D organization in BioMar Group.

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BioMar achieves best half year ever during lockdown-period

Today, the Q2 report for BioMar has been released by the parent company, Schouw & Co. The report underlines the sustainable growth of BioMar as increased volumes and revenue are accompanied by strong earnings.

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BioMar and Bio Feeder announce environmentally friendly boat

BioMar Norway and Bio Feeder extend their collaboration with a new cutting-edge hybrid vessel. The Kryssholm – a high-tech vessel for shipping fish feed will be completed in 2021.

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