Periodic Reporting for period 1 - CORE (Camelina Oil for Sustainable Salmon Aquafeed)
Reporting period: 2015-05-01 to 2015-10-31
As salmonid feed consumes just over half of global fish oil, the challenge facing the salmon aquafeed industry is to introduce innovative oil sources, economically viable and resource-efficient alternatives to traditional fish oil, with positive impacts on human health, while minimizing impacts on the environment and biodiversity.
Camelina Company España (CCE) objective is to perform a feasibility study to evaluate the new business opportunity of introducing camelina oil as an innovative key ingredient in the new oil blend that salmon aquafeed producers are currently developing to increase the technical and environmental performance of salmon fish feed.
Additionally, the screening trial performed by CCE during 2015 with 250 varieties indicates there are suitable camelina varieties with improved characteristics for the salmon aquafeed industry.
The results obtained will allow CCE accelerating the commercialization of camelina oil into the salmon aquafeed industry and increase the competitiveness of European related industry while making key contributions to a sustainable economy.