Alltech Coppens expanded research centre to focus on RAS diets

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Alltech Coppens Aqua Centre to open research facility expansion later this month.

Dutch aquaculture company Alltech Coppens has announced the scheduled opening of the expansion of its research facility, the Alltech Coppens Aqua Centre (ACAC).

According to a press release issued by Alltech, this specialised digestibility research facility, located in Leende near Eindhoven, has had its capacity boosted by 50 per cent – significantly increasing the company’s capacity for product development.

ACAC research focuses on methods of promoting fish health by studying their precise nutritional requirements. This research has provided the basis for the formulation of efficient, high-performing diets and development of feeding strategies.

“We are presently focused on a new recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) feed and this new system will provide more in-depth knowledge about pollution control, especially in RAS diets, and help add profitability for the farmer while lowering our impact on the environment,” said Robin Biermann, manager of the ACAC.

The newest expansion provides us with insights into raw materials that are most suitable for inclusion within our feed range,” said Ronald Faber, CEO and global aquaculture lead of Alltech Coppens.

Alltech Coppens will host an official opening of the next-generation digestibility system on September 29, when the company will be offering virtual tours of the research centre expansion.