The history of applied research at the BU Aquaculture started in the late nineties when Dr. Peter Coutteau initiated pioneering research on the development of nutritional and health promoting concepts for a diversity of aquaculture species at INVE Aquaculture (currently a Benchmark company). Throughout the incorporation of the aqua team into Nutriad in 2009 and Adisseo in 2018, research activities diversified from mostly nutritional studies, aiming at the development of low fishmeal feeds for carnivorous fish and shrimp, to innovative studies on the use of functional feed additives to prevent bacterial and parasitic diseases in aquaculture. “Today, incorporated in Adisseo’s SBU Specialties, we run a continuous program on applied research around the globe related to topics of immediate relevance for our customers”, says Dr. Waldo Nuez, lead scientist at the BU Aquaculture.
“Applied research has always been the basis of our existence in the additive market in aquaculture”, says Dr. Coutteau – Business Unit Director Aquaculture for Adisseo. “Being a global specialist in aquaculture additives, we are confronted with a highly fragmented business covering a wide diversity of aquaculture species, feed formulations, farm technologies, and diseases. We need applied research in collaboration with specialized test centers and academic partners, but also selected customers, to develop and optimize the application of our solutions.
Furthermore, Adisseo is building a dedicated team for R&D and Innovation in Aquaculture and recently inaugurated the Aquaculture Station by Adisseo , a RAS test facility at St Johns Island. Click here to get the the related news. These significant investments in R&D capabilities in aquaculture will enhance Adisseo’s capacity in applied research but particularly allow to focus on long-term innovation projects, key to remain a leader in specialty additives for aquaculture”.
The Aqua team at Adisseo compiled a publication record representing A Decade of Applied Research in Aquaculture Nutrition & Health 2009-2019. The compendium gives an overview of the team’s publications and presentations at conferences and workshops in the field of aquaculture during 2009-2019.