Canola (oilseed rape) is the second largest oilseed crop grown globally, with primary centers of production in Canada, northern Europe, and Australia. Canad ian canola contains
4.5M mt of protein ( with a similar amount in northern Europe) that is under-utilized and available for upgrading into high quality and cost-effectiv e aquaculture feed protein.
Botaneco Inc. has developed a novel oilseed processing strategy to produce high quality protein concentrates for aquaculture feed. Canola has a well- balanced amino-acid profile but hasn’t been utilized in high-value aquaculture diets due to traditional processing methods and the presence of anti-nutritional factors. Recent innovation s in plant-breeding and processing strategies will enable the safe use of canola protein at high inclusion rates in salmon and shrimp diets.
These innovations present an opportunity to advance a new sustainable, large-scale source
of protein without the need for further deforestation,
develop shorter supply routes with a reduced carbon footprint and create new regional value-chains.