Alltech Coppens hosted a virtual opening of the expansion of its world-class research facility. The next generation digestibility research facility of the Alltech Coppens Aqua Centre (ACAC) has been increased by 50%, which will expand the company’s capacity for product development and aquaculture industry solutions.

This expansion reinforces the Alltech Coppens 4 Pillars of Excellence in fish nutrition — Palatability, Performance, Pollution Control and Planet. “The newest expansion provides us with insights into raw materials that are best suitable for inclusion within our feed range,” said Ronald Faber, CEO and global aquaculture lead of Alltech Coppens. Alltech Coppens worked with ZEBCARE, a company that has focused on the design and construction of complete aquatic research facilities for over 30 years, to develop this revolutionary new ACAC 7 trial system, which will combine growth and digestibility trials for catfish. This system supports Alltech’s vision of a Planet of Plenty™, with the animal feed and agriculture sector serving as the primary driver for substantial progress in maintaining sustainability in aquaculture. At present focused on a new 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.