BlueNalu, the innovative biotech company specializing in laboratory-grown seafood from fish cells, has announced a strategic partnership with Nutreco, a global leader in animal nutrition and aquafeed.
The two companies have formalized a partnership agreement based on BlueNalu’s platform technology for the production of cell-based seafood with a variety of species. This is intended to create a more stable and sustainable solution for the supply chain as global demand for seafood continues to grow. Nutreco brings broad expertise to the partnership, including fish nutrition, raw material know-how and sourcing of ingredients at competitive costs. The technologies of both companies are well aligned to drive sustainable solutions for feeding the world.
Demand for proteins, including seafood, will increase as the world’s population is expected to grow to nearly 10 billion by 2050. Innovations and technologies, such as cell-based seafood, may be needed to meet this demand in a sustainable manner. BlueNalu offers sustainable options in this area that will benefit human health, encourage responsible food consumption and promote food security.
BlueNalu recently announced its development of a whole-muscle seafood product, in which its yellowtail product performed the same as a conventional fish fillet in all cooking applications, with the ability to be prepared in the raw form, cooked form (seared, grilled, boiled, fried, and microwaved), and prepared via acidification (e.g. in ceviche, poke, and kimchi applications
Lou Cooperhouse, President and CEO of BlueNalu, said, “The partnership with Nutreco is another significant milestone for BlueNalu, enabling our team to accelerate our path to commercialization while securing a global supply chain partner. We expect this to be of significant value to our company as our goal is to launch our seafood products in a test market over the next two years and launch them in several global markets by the end of this decade.”