The global company in human and animal nutrition, ADM, announced the opening of its Aquaculture Innovation Lab at the Animal Nutrition Technology Center (ANTC) in Decatur, Illinois, United States of America. This laboratory will extends ADM’s international research and development capabilities to a new region, building on existing aquaculture research facilities located in Brazil, Mexico and Vietnam.
Housed within the 12,000 sq. ft. ANTC facility, aqua researchers will have access to a pilot lab that allows production of commercial-equivalent feeds for rapid prototyping of new technologies, such as feed ingredients and additives that can increase production efficiency, mitigate environmental impact and improve animal health and welfare. In addition, the ANTC is strategically located near ADM’s James R. Randal Research Center and ADM production facilities in Decatur.
“This location positions the new aquaculture lab at the heart of our innovation capabilities and the project lifecycle teams that drive nutrition breakthroughs, from concept to commercialization,” said John Bowzer, Senior Research Scientist in Aquaculture and on-site director of the Aquaculture Innovation Lab.
ADM’s aqua facilities in Latin America and Southeast Asia include outdoor research labs for shrimp and fish in large, farm-like systems. The unique flexibility of the North American lab is designed for upstream research and product development.
At the Aquaculture Innovation Lab, trials can be conducted with a variety of target species and segments, including various water temperature and salinity with tight control over water quality conditions, fish performances, behavior and health status. Its first trials are expected to begin in the first quarter of 2022.
“The opening of this new wet lab demonstrates our commitment to scientific discovery, bringing expanded capabilities to our competitive aqua innovation network worldwide,” said Nuria Miquel, Vice President, R&D of ADM Animal Nutrition. “It also reinforces knowledge-sharing between our animal and human nutrition colleagues, allowing our innovation projects to benefit from a central hub of expertise.”
“ADM has a long history in the feed industry, where they have worked for more than 70 years, with roots tracing back to the 1950’s. Since then, they say they have been committed to producing high quality products based on their extensive expertise in animal nutrition.“
“At ADM, we unlock the power of nature to provide access to nutrition worldwide”, they assure. With industry-advancing innovations, a complete portfolio of ingredients and solutions to meet any taste, and a commitment to sustainability, they claim to give customers an edge in solving the nutritional challenges of today and tomorrow.
“We’re a global leader in human and animal nutrition and the world’s premier agricultural origination and processing company. Our breadth, depth, insights, facilities and logistical expertise give us unparalleled capabilities to meet needs for food, beverages, health and wellness, and more. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we enrich the quality of life the world over.”
ADM will release financial results for the fourth quarter of 2021 before the market opens on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022. A slide presentation will also be available for download at this time. The company will host a webcast to discuss the results and provide a company update.
In the other hand, the ADM Company, Future Meat Technologies (Future Meat), the first an industry-leading company developing innovative technology to produce cultivated meat, announced that it has raised USD 347 million in Series B round of financing.
Future Meat opened the world’s first cultivated meat production line in Israel lasts year, and is now scouting several locations in the United States for its projected large scale production facility.
“While Future Meat is leading the pack as the fastest growing company in this space, I truly see the entire cultivated meat industry as a massive agent of change, creating a sustainable future for coming generations,” added Yaakov Nahmias, founder and president of Future Mea.