BioMar has successfully tested and validated String Bio animal nutrition product called PRO-DG® in salmon feed. It is an alternative protein ingredient with optimal nutritional factors, manufactured by the platform.
Besides, it provides traceability, significantly optimizes the use of land and water, and provides sustainability to the feed value chain. Previously, PRO-DG showed it increases feed conversion and growth rates in shrimp, poultry, and other species as well.
According to String Bio, sustainable and traceable fish feeds are needed to meet the growing demand. While ensuring the protection of marine ecosystems and ocean resources.
Thereby, introducing PRO-DG in aquaculture feed can be central to “strengthening global food security and lessening pressure on wild fish stocks and the ocean ecosystem”.
Regarding this, Dr. Ezhil Subbian, Co-Founder and CEO of String Bio said: “String has been validating the use of PRO-DG across various species in different geographies and varying farm management practices.”
“It’s a great milestone to have the validation studies done by Biomar, an industry leader in the Aqua nutrition sector. We look forward to taking the work ahead with them to drive commercial adoption of novel ingredients in Aquaculture,” he added.
On the other hand, Fernando Norambuena, Global Category Manager – Novel Raw Materials, BioMar, noted: “At BioMar we are constantly seeking innovative raw materials that are aligned with our strategic ambitions to help develop circular and restorative ingredients.”
“The preliminary results of the validation highlight the biological potential of PRO-DG® as a protein alternative. Within our current basket of raw materials to reduce carbon emissions,” Norambuena ended.
About String Bio
String Bio is revolutionizing manufacturing by making the sustainability market relevant. Towards this, String has built a deep technology platform for the production of high-quality ingredients from greenhouse gases.
Leveraging the patented platform, String has enabled alternative proteins for nutrition, crop inputs, cosmetic ingredients. Also, for other value-added ingredients that are significantly performance differentiated. String is an end-to-end solution provider enabling a smooth transition to a carbon-friendly economy.