Aquaculture Magazine

June/ July 2015

Nutrinsic is in the sustainable protein business

ProFloc™ is a high quality protein ingredient for use in animal and fish nutrition.

PRoFloc™ single cell protein is produced by upcycling underutilized nutrients with the added benefit of providing clean water effluent in some cases. ProFloc™ contains a minimum 55% protein and is highly digestible. The creation process involves constructing an aquatic biological system to grow protein producing bacteria that are safe, non-GMO, and native to natural aquatic systems. Nutrinsic harvests these bacteria in a process of concentration, drying and sterilizing to produce a single cell protein for animal feeds. ProFloc™ has tested favorably among many species, including tilapia, trout, salmon, shrimp, piglets and poultry. Study results can be found online. More studies are underway.

Nutrinsic is in the protein business. ProFloc™, a high quality protein ingredient for use in animal and fish nutrition, is produced using patented technology that upcycles underutilized nutrients that are currently produced in food, beverage, biofuels and other industries. The result of this process is a sustainable and earth-friendly protein source for all types of aquatic and terrestrial animal feeds. Nutrinsic constructed its first U.S. production facility in Trenton, Ohio, and comissioned the plant this spring. Another facility in China has been operational for over a year and is co-owned by Nutrinsic and other partners in a joint venture. The Trenton, Ohio plant utilizes brewery wastewater to produce high quality single cell protein for the global market which eliminates the need to dispose of waste while also providing clean water. 

The Nutrinsic process works efficiently on many types of water soluable nutrients. Nutrinsic CEO Leo Gingras: “At Nutrinsic we ask how we can better utilize limited food resources to provide sustainable nutrition for a growing world population.” Long story short, Nutrinsic provides nutrition solutions.

White Shrimp Trial Results. 

Study: White Shrimp Trial Laboratory 

Performed by Texas Agrilife Mariculture Lab in Port Aransas, TX: Texas A&M System

Objective: Compare the growth rate of White Shrimp fed with diet containing ProFloc™ versus fishmeal on a one for one basis.

Conclusion: ProFloc™ outperformed fishmeal with 9% faster growth and 8% larger shrimp.

Study: White Shrimp Trial Commercial Pond

Supervised by Texas A&M in Guayas Province of Ecuador

Objective: Compare the growth rate of White Shrimp fed with diet containing ProFloc™ versus fishmeal

Conclusion: ProFloc™ and fishmeal were nearly identical in performance. Study showed accelerated growth when shrimp were fed with a diet containing both ProFloc™ and fishmeal.


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