Sustainability is about inflicting as little damage to nature as possible. Moreover it is about running a company in harmony and as a part of the natural cycles.
Biomega was founded in year 2000, and with the following goals:
-Utilize fish waste to demanded product.
-Use renewable energy.
-Activly seek what other industries do not use.
The electricity we use for the process is from Hydro power only. Furthermore, Biomega has a unique agreement to use gas condensate. This was a product from the natural gas production which no one could use, and it was burned directly. Now, we utilize the energy in our factory.
When we started our production, people regarded fish by-products as waste. Now, they regard it as a valuable product. During our existence we have seen a shift from where we got paid to receive fish by-products, to a competitive market where we have increasing prices for the products. This is natural, and at the same time increase the value for the Salmon Slaughters.
Fisheries world wide are rather constant. As the population and income of the people grow, there is an increased demand for sea food. Atlantic Salmon is one of the healthiest fishes, and one of the most demanded products. At the same time salmon is a natural predator. This means in nature a salmon feed on smaller fish. There is not enough wild fish to catch to produce salmon in the "natural diet", so the feeding of salmon comes increasingly from vegetable sources.
The wild fisheries try and utilize the fish directly for human consumption, and not for fish meal/fish oil. This is a natural development as technology evolves. At the same time it reduce the available fish meal and oil for pet food production.
Biomega source from natural by-products only. The salmon is slaughtered for the production fillets and other salmon product for human consumption. And, as a consequence of this process there are some parts of the salmon people don't buy. This are parts from the bones, heads and intestines. All these products we buy, to make premium products for the pet food industry.