Northern Ireland headquartered, Devenish, is partnering with Canadian algal oils producer, Mara Renewables Corporation on a poultry project. Devenish was awarded £384,216 (US$543,913) in this respect.
The partners said their vision is to develop the next-generation of algae-derived products for use in poultry production in the UK, Canada, and other regions worldwide including markets in South America, Australasia, the Middle East and Africa (MENA).
The key objective of the alliance is to develop a more sustainably produced, nutrient dense, chicken that will provide a rich source of omega-3 oils in the human diet whilst enhancing the overall efficacy of poultry production.
They believe the research findings would also be applicable in other farmed animal production sectors including swine and aquaculture.
The partners outlined how commercial on-farm studies, in both the UK and Canada, will rely on a range of sensors and big data tools to validate their work.