Company to present bioconversion process technology at Aquaculture Innovation Europe
Durham, NC, August 9, 2018 – Arbiom, an agricultural-biotechnology company developing solutions to convert wood into food, announced today it has been selected as a finalist in the Aquaculture Innovation Showcase for its bioconversion process technology. The showcase, part of the Aquaculture Innovation Europe summit, highlights the innovation and opportunity that emerging companies bring to aquaculture health, nutrition and farm management.
Arbiom was recognized for its proprietary bioconversion process technology, which converts wood into SylPro® enhanced torula yeast, a high-quality alternative to fish meal as a protein source in fish feed. SylPro is a nutritional, economical, traceable and sustainable protein-rich ingredient with enhanced amino acid content that has been developed to meet the needs of aquaculture farmers and feed formulators who are faced with two critical challenges: protein sourcing and gastrointestinal health.
"With fish meal supply shortages and price volatility, the aquaculture industry is trending towards alternative protein sources in feeds," said Amélie Drouault, Partnerships Manager at Arbiom. "Our technology is addressing these concerns by integrating wood – a historically non-food material – into the food supply chain, producing a natural, sustainable and traceable protein source that is industrially scalable." Arbiom will present its solution to a panel of investors during Aquaculture Innovation Europe, September 11-12 in London. To learn more about Arbiom, visit www.arbiom.com.
Arbiom is committed to meeting the sharp increase in global food and resource requirements with technology that transforms the most sustainable and readily available carbon source in the world – wood – into intermediate materials for a range of applications in the feed, food, and chemicals industries. Arbiom's technology platform integrates the company's proprietary enzyme technologies and biomass processing expertise to convert wood into food. Arbiom is partnering with biomass stakeholders and leading firms in aquaculture, biotechnology and biobased industries to continue developing and scaling up its technology. Headquartered in Durham, North Carolina, Arbiom has offices in Paris, France and Norton, Virginia, where it operates a pilot plant. More information at www.arbiom.com