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Skretting partners with Finnish startup on novel ingredient


June 7, 2021
By Hatchery International staff

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Skretting has teamed up with Finnish biotech start-up, eniferBio, to validate a novel feed ingredient called Pekilo mycoprotein. 

The Pekilo P65 high-protein ingredient is made using a form of single-cell protein derived from fungi. It claims to be a sustainable alternative to soy protein concentrate, while also having the same cost to produce. 

The salmon feeding trials are being conducted at the Skretting Aquaculture Research Centre in Stavanger, Norway. 

“Our desktop assessment verified the potential of this ingredient to be an alternative protein source to marine and soy proteins in our aquafeeds,” said Jenna Bowyer, category manager, novel ingredients, at Skretting. “This is another example of Skretting’s commitment to identifying, developing and commercialising novel ingredients that can have a positive contribution to the sustainability of the aquaculture industry.”

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To produce the quantity required for Skretting testing, eniferBio has partnered with Tereos to provide raw material, in the form of vinasse, a byproduct from the production of ethanol from beet molasses. The process of eniferBio allows the efficient conversion of diluted side streams such as vinasse into a valuable protein ingredient for aquaculture feed.

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