Pure Salmon Technology acquired Graintec's HyFlow™ waterborne feed technology. This includes designs, patents, and intellectual property rights, marking a significant milestone for the company.
The HyFlow concept is based on waterborne transport and dosing of fish feed in RAS. Water from the recirculating system is directed to the HyFlow unit, where an accurate amount of feed pellets is dosed into the water flow. This ensures precise feeding. The feed is gently transported through pipe systems to fish tanks, and additionally, the feed can be delivered on the surface or underwater.
This strategic move is a key step in delivering competitive, innovative, and sustainable feed solutions for both Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS) and flow-through systems. The integration of HyFlow™ into the company's portfolio not only enhances offerings to customers but also signifies a meaningful stride toward shaping the future of aquaculture. The design will seamlessly integrate into Pure Salmon Technology’s digital platform, Njord.
“This acquisition aligns well with our feed offerings, where our in-house dry feed solution plays a vital role. Alongside the water-based HyFlow™ solution, we can now offer the strongest range of feed solutions in the market to our customers,” said Pure Salmon Technology's CEO, Kent Kongsdal Rasmussen.
“Pure Salmon Technology has undergone rapid development in a short period of time, and this development continues, focusing, among other things, on technologies and solutions that complement our core business, namely RAS design. The acquisition of HyFlow™ is another step in expanding our platform for the benefit of our customers,” said Rasmussen.
To further strengthen the company, Pure Salmon Technology has hired Leif Grønbæk Holm, who brings valuable expertise from Graintec. Holm, specializing in aquaculture feed processing, gentle handling of aqua feed, and the development of waterborne feeding systems like HyFlow™, sees exciting opportunities with this acquisition.
“This is a unique opportunity to strengthen the focus on feed delivery within RAS facilities and optimize the feeding process, a substantial part of fish farming. It also allows for further development of HyFlow™-based feeding solutions for both new and existing installations,” said Holm. “The integration provides the possibility to offer complete RAS solutions with HyFlow™-based systems integrated into our control system. This simplifies operation, data collection, and analysis for our customers. The entire process of handling feed is covered using gentle technologies. This includes delivery, transport, storage, and distribution of feed in the RAS facility.”
Holm will lead the process of integrating the new technology at Pure Salmon Technology, focusing on optimizing and advancing the concept to enable the company to provide tailored and optimal solutions for its clients.