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 & Development  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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Over time, microalgae will likely overtake the role as the primary source for omega 3 in aquafeeds.

BioMar first introduced microalgae omega-3 into commercial salmon feeds in 2016 after three years of R&D and planning. BioMar worked with several salmon farmers and retailers willing to take a chance on microalgae, and today’s success is an excellent example of collaborating across the value chain.

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From sawdust to protein

There is a promising new feed ingredient from the forests of Norway, sawdust!

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Microalgae no longer considered a niche ingredient in BioMar

BioMar’s facility in Brande, Denmark significantly scales up the inclusion of microalgae into their raw material portfolio. The use of microalgae in the flagship product line produced in Brande enables BioMar to ramp up the sustainability criteria as this ingredient contributes to a reduced dependency on wild fish stocks.

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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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Innovating microbial management in RAS

BioMar contributes to the research project "RASbiome: Microbial management in RAS for sustainable aquaculture production". Through new biological water treatment strategies, this project targets key challenges to overcome in RAS farming.

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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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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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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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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 is creating solutions targeted towards consumers

BioMar has completed the testing of insect meal in feeds for aquaculture and believe it shows promise as an alternative protein source. This is one among many other novel ingredients like algae oil or single cell proteins that BioMar has been investigating. BioMar believes these raw materials can address some of the needs of the market and are now eager to speed up their adoption through the creation of innovative feed solutions targeting the needs of seafood consumers.

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BioMar is creating solutions targeted towards consumers

BioMar has completed the testing of insect meal in feeds for aquaculture and believe it shows promise as an alternative protein source. This is one among many other novel ingredients like algae oil or single cell proteins that BioMar has been investigating. BioMar believes these raw materials can address some of the needs of the market and are now eager to speed up their adoption through the creation of innovative feed solutions targeting the needs of seafood consumers.

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BioMar is creating solutions targeted towards consumers

BioMar has completed the testing of insect meal in feeds for aquaculture and believe it shows promise as an alternative protein source. This is one among many other novel ingredients like algae oil or single cell proteins that BioMar has been investigating. BioMar believes these raw materials can address some of the needs of the market and are now eager to speed up their adoption through the creation of innovative feed solutions targeting the needs of seafood consumers.

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Algae as a replacement for marine resources is gaining market acceptance

Growing Adoption of AlgaPrime™ DHA is Improving Omega-3 Content of Farmed Fish and Accelerating Sustainable Aquaculture. BioMar Has Produced and Sold Over 350,000 Tons of Feed Containing AlgaPrime™ DHA in Norway Over the Past Two Years.

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Algae as a replacement for marine resources is gaining market acceptance

Growing Adoption of AlgaPrime™ DHA is Improving Omega-3 Content of Farmed Fish and Accelerating Sustainable Aquaculture. BioMar Has Produced and Sold Over 350,000 Tons of Feed Containing AlgaPrime™ DHA in Norway Over the Past Two Years.

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