DIC Begins Domestic Sales of UltraNanno(TM) Microalgae Feed for the Aquaculture Industry from Vaxa, Israel
-Contributing to stable production of juvenile fish by supplying high-quality and sustainable raw algal feed for aquaculture-
DIC Lifetech Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chuo-ku, Tokyo; President: Kaoru Ino), a wholly owned subsidiary of DIC Corporation (Headquarters: Chuo-ku, Tokyo; President: Takahiro Takemi) We are pleased to announce that the microalgae feed “UltraNanno (TM)” will be on sale in Japan from November 16, 2022.
“UltraNanno(TM)” is a high-quality and sustainable feed for rotifers* developed by Israeli bio-venture company “Vaxa Technologies Ltd.” is. (*Rotifers are a type of zooplankton, and are often used as biological feed in marine fish fry farming.)
▼UltraNanno(TM) introduction page
Background of UltraNanno(TM) development
Amid concerns about future protein shortages due to global population growth, we believe that aquaculture is one of the solutions. For the stable production of aquaculture, stable feed quality is important, so we are working to supply high-quality and stable algae feed. Nannochloropsis, a marine microalgae, has long been used in the aquaculture industry as a food source for rotifers, which feed juvenile fish. On the other hand, Nannochloropsis produced in outdoor ponds is facing the problem of declining quality during the hot summer months, especially in recent years due to the effects of global warming. In order to solve this problem, Vaxa has developed and mass-produced “UltraNanno(TM)”, a high-quality Nannochloropsis that is uniform throughout the year by using its own closed system culture technology at its production base in Iceland. We have already had many achievements in Europe.
DIC Lifetech has started domestic sales of the company’s
UltraNanno(TM), and by increasing the vitality of rotifers, which are the food of farmed fish juveniles throughout the year, the growth of juvenile fish improves and the survival rate increases. Hopefully it will improve. As a result, we aim to improve the profitability of aquaculture operators.
Nannochloropsis produced in Vaxa’s unique LED closed culture system has a content of 6% of the essential fatty acid eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) compared to general outdoor products, which is the highest level in the industry. Proud. In addition, compared to other competitors, Nannochloropsis, it exhibits a higher rate of rotifer multiplication. ・Stable quality throughout the year
“UltraNanno(TM)” is cultivated in a closed system, which suppresses foreign matter contamination and is produced under uniform conditions, so stable quality is maintained throughout the year.
・Sustainable production process
A sustainable production process that is friendly to the global environment is used, using cheap and clean electricity and carbon dioxide supplied from a geothermal power plant in Iceland adjacent to the factory as energy and carbon sources.
[Vaxa’s production base in Iceland] [Vaxa’s LED closed system culture equipment] Product overview
Name: “UltraNanno(TM)” (UltraNanno(TM) is a trademark of Vaxa Corporation) Release date: November 16, 2022
Size/Weight: 79cm x 39.2cm x 22.6cm Styrofoam container, 5L in 30kg 4 products are included.
Seller: DIC Lifetech Co., Ltd.
URL: https://www.dlt-spl.co.jp/product/ultrananno/index.html In its long-term management plan, DIC Vision 2030, the DIC Group has designated the healthcare field as a key business domain, and is working to strengthen its business by incorporating various healthcare materials. Going forward, we will continue to contribute to the development of the fishery industry and, by extension, to solving the problem of protein shortages for human beings, by further deepening our cooperation with related partners such as Vaxa, while using our group’s algae-related technology and network. Together, we will create new social value.
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