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US firms form algae, plant-based aquaculture feed JV

The companies plan to fill the existing gap in non-animal based feed production.

Omaha-based cattle feed and ethanol producer Green Plains and aquaculture feed producer Optimal Fish Food signed a joint venture to supply feed to the aquaculture industry.

The 50/50 partnership, Optimal Aquafeed, will see both companies join capabilities to supply the industry with protein feeds using alternative sources such as algae, plant-based proteins and other single-cell protein ingredients.

“Aquaculture is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world, and we have an opportunity to become a key supplier of high-quality protein aquafeed,” Green Plains President and CEO Todd Becker said.

“This joint venture perfectly aligns with our strategy to invest in high-protein process technology, providing us a pathway to a significant, growing customer base.”

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