Alltech, Nofima form strategic alliance

Global animal health and nutrition company Alltech and the Norwegian Institute of Food, Fisheries and Aquaculture Research (Nofima) have entered a strategic research alliance that will focus on optimizing nutrition and management practices in the salmon industry.

This three year agreement underscores applied research alliances as one of the most important types of public-private partnerships, which create value and facilitate growth in global aquaculture. Nofima is uniquely qualified, as a world renowned research partner, to assist Alltech in developing its innovative nutrition programme in the aquaculture industry. The research from this partnership will be conducted in six of Nofima’s research centres situated in Tromsø, Bergen, Stavanger, Ås, Sunndalsøra and Averøy.

The purpose of the research alliance is to further contribute to the understanding of microalgae in modern feed formulations and their role in health, performance and flesh quality. Alltech Algae in Winchester, Kentucky, USA, is one of the largest algae production facilities in the world, exploring the applications of algae in animal nutrition and aquaculture. This research alliance is in line with the company’s global sales strategy which sees aquaculture as a significant contributor to its $4 billion goal.

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