Tuesday, August 22, 2017

22/08/2017: Record-breaking Aqua Nor!

Aqua Nor 2017 closed its doors after four fantastic days

The final count showed that no less than 27,110 visitors had found their way to the exhibition. This represents an increase of over 30 percent compared to Aqua Nor 2015.
 

Image credit: Aqua Nor

“A strong professional programme, excellent stands, professional stand personnel all round the exhibition and a good feeling through all four days have made Aqua Nor 2017 an exhibition to remember. In addition, there has been a marked increase in the number of students visiting Aqua Nor, and this hold great promise for the future of the industry,” says project manager Kari Steinsbø of the Nor-Fishing Foundation.

Number of visitors per day:

Tuesday – 6,550
Wednesday – 8,043
Thursday – 8,211
Friday – 4,306

Total: 27,110

The visitors came from 71 different countries. There was also a solid increase in the number of exhibitors since the last Aqua Nor.

A total of 600 exhibitors showed their technology and shared their expertise at the stands. Exhibitors represented 25 countries.

We thank all visitors and exhibitors and wish you all welcome back to Aqua Nor 2019 – 20th – 23rd August 2019!

International Aquafeed
The International Aquafeed team were in attendance throughout the event, keep an eye out for the September edition of the magazine which will feature an Aqua Nor show report.

This will be accessible free online in the coming weeks, HERE.


Visit the Aqua Nor website, HERE.

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22/08/2017: Extrusion process and technologies: Application in raw materials and feed production

As presented by Dr Mian N. Riaz, Ph.D, Head - Extrusion Technology Program Graduate Faculty, Nutrition and Food Science Dept., Texas A&M University at the IndoLivestock 2017 “Feed Extrusion at the Philippine Livestock exhibition and conference” in Manila on May 25, 2017

Extruders can be visualised as a high temperature short time (HTST) device that can transform a variety of raw ingredients into intermediate and finished products


 

Extrusion technology provides several different advantages over traditional methods for feed processing. While many processing technologies result in an agglomerated feed, only a few have sufficient energy inputs to ensure feed safety.

Feed safety is a major factor in choosing extrusion-based methods over traditional pelleting methods. Extrusion is a hydro-thermal process where the critical process parameters of retention time, moisture, and thermal and mechanical energy inputs can be varied over a wide range.

The feed industry has considered a provision to mandate that all feeds are pasteurised and some form of extrusion will likely be implemented as the processing method of choice. Extrusion is a highly versatile operation that can be applied to a variety of feed processes.

Extruders can be used to cook, form, mix, texturise and shape feed products under conditions that favor quality retention, high productivity and low cost. There are several ingredients that need some kind of processing to make it more digestible and palatable to use as feed ingredients.

There are several agriculture by-products that can be processed into value-added ingredients for feed application. Therefore, adding one extruder to a feed milling operation can add value to the ingredients and by products.

At the same time, a feed miller can reduce the effects of mold, fungus, microorganisms and other anti-nutritional factors in these ingredients. The Philippines is producing an annual compound feed of about 13-15 MMT, about 40-45 percent are swine feeds, 20 percent layers, 20-25 percent broilers, three to five percent Aqua, and the rest are specialty diets such as pet foods, fighting cocks, etc.


Read the full article, HERE.

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IDAH company profile



IDAH’s ultimate goal is to be world’s number one with customer satisfaction.
IDAH’s vision is to build on our solid traditional manufacturing roots and expand out to be a full-service solutions provider: offering value-added system designs and turnkey project consultation services.

Through this expansion, we hope to create an international platform where technology could be shared and integrated for the benefit of our customers.

By upholding the IDAH Spirit, the passionate team members of IDAH are committed to achieve this vision.

The IDAH Spirit
"Creativity, Honesty & Quality "

Creativity is what gave birth to IDAH in 1974 and consequently the birth of the feeds manufacturing industry in Asia.

Innovation through creativity is what has enabled us to be the industry driver from our inception until now. IDAH is committed and well positioned to lead the industry of tomorrow.

If creativity is the engine that has rapidly pushed IDAH forward; Honesty is what keeps us moving in the right direction.

 IDAH has been firmly grounded on the virtues of quality, honour, and accountability. Our main business is to safeguard the trust that customers have given us and be a dedicated upholder of the highest quality standard.

Visit the website HERE.

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

21/08/2017: Our future is bright, New Zealand Aquaculture

New Zealand Aquaculture's $1 billion glass is half full and ‘Our Future is Bright’

Meet the globally respected, international experts who will help us tap the skyrocketing demand for sustainable, premium seafood.
 
Brad HicksImage credit: Aquaculture New Zealand

Brad Hicks,
salmon farmer, industry advocate, feed producer, pet food entrepreneur,
Canada

Brad will draw on 40 years' aquaculture experience to help us strengthen social licence, identify market potential and avoid pitfalls that have challenged our international cousins.



 
George Chamerlain
Image credit: Aquaculture New Zealand



George Chamberlain,
Global Aquaculture Alliance,
USA

George is a global champion for sustainable aquaculture who will be exploring the challenges of climate change and biosecurity and the opportunities they create.






  
John Howie
Image credit: Aquaculture New Zealand
John Howie,
Lintbells,
UK

John is using Greenshell mussels to help arthritic dogs and tap into the $2 billion pet supplement market. He has a decade of experience to share about meeting demand for high-value, high-quality natural products.

Visit the Aquaculture New Zealand website, HERE.





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Biorigin company profile



Biorigin is a Brazilian company which mobilises knowledge and technology to promote health and quality of life. Using biotechnological processes, it produces natural ingredients for flavor enhancement, sodium reduction, shelf life extension in food market; and nutritional enrichment of feeds and substitutes for antibiotics.


It is a business unit of Zilor, a company with more than 65 years of experience and one of the largest Brazilian producers of ethanol, sugar and electricity from sugar cane.

Biorigin was founded in 2003, and in 2008 acquired the companies PTX Food Corp in The United States and Immunocorp and Animal Health, in Norway, expanding and strengthening its international presence.


Visit the website HERE.

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Tyson company profile




Tyson Animal Nutrition Group is a leading producer of 100 percent chicken-based protein meals, chicken fats and wet pet ingredients.

Their experience, knowledge, commitment to quality and strong customer relationships have made them one of the most respected names in animal nutrition.

Tyson's vertically-integrated structure gives them control over all stages of the life cycle of their chickens, from hatching-egg production to distributing the finished product.

And because all of their raw materials come from USDA-inspected processing plants, their ingredients are consistent, traceable and to your specifications.

Their sales and support Team Members welcome the opportunity to partner with you and meet your needs for high-quality ingredients.

Learn more about our products or speak to one of our sales managers today.

Visit the website HERE.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

17/08/2017: Industry leaders gather to shape future protein strategies: Bridge2Food

Global food industry leaders will gather in France at Bridge2Food 10th Protein Summit 2017 to shape and create new protein strategies for the future, the event runs from 26th – 28th September, 2017

This is the largest global protein platform which brings together industry and public policy leaders from the whole value chain to discuss, co-operate, build and shape future protein strategies.
 

Image credit: Bridge2Food

400+ experts from Food, Feed and Pet food; Protein ingredients, Technology & Research industries will join a unique 5-in-1 Summit featuring:

i) Protein 2030 Summit – Shaping a Protein Agenda for Europe
ii) Plant Based Foods Summit – Building a European Based Foods Network
iii) High Protein Food Summit – Future Growth of High Protein
iv) Protein Ingredients Summit – New Innovations for Future Protein Supply
v) Protein Processing Summit – Scaling up New Protein Technologies

Concern over future food and nutritional security related to protein supply & demand is rapidly rising on the global and European agenda of governments, industries, and agricultural value chains in view of stabilizing crop yields and a rapidly increasing population.

How can we meet the future protein needs of nine billion people in a sustainable, healthy & environmentally friendly way?

How can the food industry tap into growing consumer appetites new foods, tastes & plant-based foods?

What is the actual potential for alternative proteins to move into the mainstream & gain scale to make a larger commercial impact?

All this and more will be explored during the five Summits:

The Protein Challenge 2040
Simon Billing, Principal Sustainability Advisor for Forum of The Future will present the benefits of cross value chain co-operation as part of the Protein 2030 Summit. Protein is an essential part of human and animal diets, but the ways we produce and consume it are unsustainable.
 
The Protein Challenge 2040
Image credit: Bridge2Food

The Protein Challenge 2040 is the first global coalition with key players from the animal, plant and novel protein industries, exploring how we can feed nine billion people enough protein in a way that is affordable, healthy and good for the planet.

By 2020, the Protein Challenge aims to have:
• Raised the profile of protein as an integral and important part of a sustainable food system;
• Changed the conversation around protein: from ‘good’ and ‘bad’ sources towards a better balance of sustainable protein;
• Catalysed action, influenced relevant policy and increased investment in sustainable solutions.

The Protein Challenge is currently focussed on three innovation areas for immediate action: scaling up sustainable animal feed innovation to meet demand for animal protein; increasing the proportion of plant-based protein consumption with consumers; closing the protein nutrient loop.

I) The Protein 2030 Summit
Will be shaping a Future Protein Agenda for Europe. Is there is a need for a Protein Agenda in Europe? If so, what are the key elements and how can industry and government across the national borders work together?

Some key themes will be:
• Consumer Global Supply & Demand of Proteins & Protein Foods – Agritel, France
• European Soy: Bridging Sustainable Protein Demand with Supply - Donau Soja, Austria
• French Protein Ingredient Strategy – Protein France
• The Plant-Protein Growing & Greening Strategy in Germany, Federal Office for Agriculture & Food

II) Plant-Based Foods Summit

Growing more plant protein in Europe is very important from a sustainability, climate and self-sufficiency point of view. The demand for plant protein ingredients is increasing and there are many economic opportunities. Governments and industry are working together to increase the shift from animal-based to plant-protein diets.

Some key themes will be:
• The European Market for Meat-Free and Dairy-Free Foods – Tivall Europe at Nestle
• The Global Context: Building the Meat-Free Category – Quorn Foods (UK)
• The US plant-based investment opportunity
• Plant-Based Foods as a category: Is there a future?

III) High Protein Foods Summit
The ambition is to create new consumer insights, understanding the benefits and communicating them to the consumers and establish some key points where industry can work together to grow the overall market.

IV) Protein Ingredients Summit

On New ingredients, raw materials and combinations targeting the food and petfood industry, as well as the ingredient and processing industries and create a platform for discussion on the role of new protein ingredients for a better and more sustainable food, pet food and feed world. New sources offer new opportunities, what are challenges and where can the value chain work more closely together? Led by Dr Stacy Pyett, Business Development Manager at Nizo and Dr. Anne Wagner, R&D Director, Tereos (France) will feature:

• Genesis of plant-protein specialities, from soy to new sources – EUVEPRO (Belgium)
• Strategies to tackle the protein challenge – ADM (France)
• The Future of Single Cell Proteins – Calysta, USA
• Mycoproteins: A new future? 3fbio
• Krill bio-mass innovations & challenges
• Round Table on Alfalfa – ARD (France)
• EU Horizon 2020 and research projects

Speakers from: ADM Chamtor, Euvepro, A-R-D, 3fBio, Valio, Calysta, Rembrandt Foods, Aker Biomarine, NIZO, VTT, Wageningen University

V) Protein Processing Summit
On New technologies and processing methods. The ambition is to open up new opportunities for novel technologies, which can bridge a major gap in science and create a better understanding on the future challenges from a sustainability, zero-waste and water perspective as well as creating a better taste and texture. Speakers from: ProAsh, Wageningen University, Improve, Keygene, and many others

For more information visit the Bridge2Food website, HERE.

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