NOVEL feed producer Veramaris has expanded its team as it prepares to open its full scale production facility in the US this summer.
The Dutch firm makes natural marine algal oil at three sites on two continents, North America and Europe.
The third and largest facility, in Blair, Nebraska, is currently under construction and expected to come on stream mid-2019 to supply commercial quantities of algal oil.
Veramaris’ highly concentrated algal oil will, the company said, enable the aquaculture industry to keep up with the increasing demand for omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, and reduce its dependence on fish oil obtained from wild stocks.
The new team includes Ian Carr, global business development director; Lalen Dogan, Asia Pacific business development director; Gaelle Husser, global business development director; Christian Martin, global business development director; Steven Severino, new business development director; and Jorge Torres, Latin America business development director.
Veramaris CEO Karim Kurmaly said: ‘I am looking forward to working with our highly committed and experienced talents on solving the global challenge of reconciling economic growth with the urgent need to conserve finite natural resources.
‘Collaborating with partners along the value chain, we will together do our best to support the sustainability of aquaculture, to provide healthy and nutritious food for all.’
Kurmaly will be speaking at the North Atlantic Seafood Forum, which opened today in Bergen. He will take part in the NASF Sustainability Workshop on Thursday, outlining how novel ingredients can help the continued growth of aquaculture.
Picture: Veramaris CEO Karim Kurmaly