The Aller Aqua Group has established a new research and development (R&D) facility. The trial station Aller Aqua Research (AAR) GmbH will be located in Buesum, Germany, within the Science and Technology Park (mariCUBE) and in close proximity to the aquaculture research institute Gesellschaft fuer Marine Aquakultur mbH.
Located two hours drive from Aller Aqua A/S in Christiansfeld, Denmark, the trial station consists of several recirculating aquaculture systems, ultra-modern laboratories for nutrient and trace element analysis, as well as equipment to target physiological and molecular issues.
Given the volatility of the raw material market, it is of increasing importance for feed manufactures to evaluate new raw materials, particularly for aquafeeds. The innovative structure and set up of AAR makes it flexible for conducting comprehensive ingredient analysis and feeding trials. The trial station enables Aller Aqua to perform trials with both fresh water and marine species under selectable environmental conditions.
The concept behind AAR is to act as branch point, with an interactive testing process for new feeds at the trial station and in commercial fish farms of Aller Aqua’s globally distributed customers.
Aller Aqua said the foundation of AAR is a milestone in the company\'s history and is a clear commitment towards customers’ needs for competitive, quality feeds.
Aller Aqua produces a wide range of extruded fish feed for freshwater and saltwater fish.