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Nutreco’s Aquaculture division, Skretting Australia has announced the start of validation trials for String Bio product Pro-DG®, a sustainable protein produced from potent greenhouse gases. Therefore, the new product will be validated through feeding trials held in R&D facilities located across Australia and New Zealand.
Certainly, Skretting has recognized the String Bio product as a novel raw material that aligns with their sustainability target of including 5-10% novel ingredients in feed formulations according to their Sustainability Roadmap 2025.
In more detail, String Bio’s fermentation process allows for the conversion of methane, a harmful greenhouse gas, into protein-based solutions. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s AR6 report, methane traps around 27 times the amount of heat in the atmosphere as CO2.
Also, it is responsible for a third of global warming and its reduction is one of the fastest opportunities we have to slow the rate of global warming.
Regarding all this, Skretting Australia’s Marketing Manager, Rhys Hauler, said: “We are excited to see the results as novel ingredients are a high priority at Nutreco and very much aligned with our sustainability ambitions laid out in our sustainability strategy, RoadMap 2025.”
In July 2022, String Bio announced a strategic development agreement with an Australian energy provider. Besides, the first multi-purpose gas fermentation facility has been set in Bangalore. It can run on methane from both natural gas and biogas.
Finally, the company confirmed the current investment and collaboration will enable String to further drive the market growth of its products and strengthen its decarbonization impact.
Skretting is the global leader in providing innovative and sustainable nutritional solutions and services for the aquaculture industry. Skretting has production facilities in 19 countries on five continents and manufactures and delivers high-quality feeds from hatching to harvest for more than 60 species. The total annual production volume of feed is more than 2 million tonnes. The head office is located in Stavanger, Norway. Skretting is the aquaculture division of Nutreco, a world leader in animal nutrition.
About String Bio
String Bio’s vision is to make the sustainability market relevant. Towards this, the String team has built a deep technology platform for the production of high-quality ingredients from greenhouse gases. Particularly methane. Leveraging the patented platform, it has enabled alternative proteins, crop inputs, and cosmetic ingredients. Also, other value-added ingredients that are significant performance differentiated from current products in the market. String’s goal is to be an end-to-end solution provider enabling a smooth transition to a carbon-friendly economy.
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