BlueNala, a developer of seafood products from fish cells, has partnered with animal nutrition and aquafeed specialist, Nutreco, to commercialise cellular aquaculture globally.
The partnership builds upon BlueNalu’s platform technology for production of cell-based seafood products from a wide variety of species. This is intended to create a more stable and sustainable supply-chain solution as the global demand for seafood is continually increasing.
Nutreco brings a breadth of knowledge and deep expertise to the partnership, including fish nutrition, raw materials expertise and ingredient procurement at competitive costs. Both companies’ technologies are well aligned to advance sustainable solutions to feed the world.
“The partnership with Nutreco is another significant milestone for BlueNalu, which will enable our team to accelerate our journey toward commercialization, while also securing a global supply chain partner,” said Lou Cooperhouse, President & CEO of BlueNalu.
“We expect this will provide significant value to our company, as it is our objective to introduce our seafood products in a test market during the next two years and launch our products in several global markets by the end of this decade.”
Rob Koremans, Nutreco CEO, added: “Nutreco’s strategic partnership with BlueNalu is very exciting as it opens the opportunity to up-scale real seafood production in a highly sustainable way.”