Algae

Photo of researcher working at Alltech's former Winchester, Kentucky algae site © Alltech

Reports from Aqua 2018 in Montpellier

‘Alltech has not exited algae'

By Jane Byrne

At Aqua 2018 in Montpellier, France FeedNavigator spoke to Patrick Charlton, vice president, Alltech Europe and CEO of the group’s specialist aqua feeds business, Coppens, to get a deeper dive into the reasons behind the shutting down of its US omega-3...

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Potential of seaweed as a protein source in dairy rations

By Jane Byrne

Amino acid (AA) concentrations are highest in red, followed by green, and lowest in brown seaweeds, found Danish and Norwegian researchers looking at the potential of macroalgae as an alternative protein source in dairy cow diets.

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Alltech to shut down Kentucky algae facility

By Jane Byrne

Alltech is closing its algae facility in Winchester, Kentucky, saying the move was prompted by the need for more flexibility and less constraint in terms of algae production.

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Feed Protein Innovation

Dairy processing waste to protein rich duckweed

By Jane Byrne

Scientists in Ireland are working on a process to produce duckweed for use in animal feed by capturing essential nutrients in wastewater from dairy processing plants.

'The reason that we can make it low cost is that we use nitrates and phosphates from whisky co-products to offset the nutrient costs associated with microalgal production.' © istock/MartinM303

Whisky thrash to fish feed treasure

By Jane Byrne

An Edinburgh University graduate is looking to develop large-scale, low-cost microalgae production using whisky co-products. 

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Algae producer, Zivo, in cultivation contract with Spanish company

By Jane Byrne

US firm, Zivo Bioscience, has just entered into a new cultivation contract with Algatek, based in Entrego, Spain, to produce its proprietary algae strain in photobioreactors, according to a company filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission...

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'No need for alarm over declining omega-3 levels in salmon'

By Jane Byrne

The head of the research center of the global aqua feed leader, Skretting, has weighed in on the debate generated by BBC coverage of a Scottish study showing omega 3 oils in farmed salmon have halved in the past five years due to more plant based oils...

Floating bags system allows controlled, low-cost production of microalgae for feed, says Spanish developer

Algasol Renewables behind floating bag based algae cultivation system site in Bangladesh

Novel microalgae production method promises cheap fish feed

By Jane Byrne

A pilot scale initiative in Bangladesh backed by two international technology players is aiming to show how cheap fish feed can be derived from a novel algae production method.

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