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HQS: New Feed Mill Increases Omega3 Content

by the Fish Site Editor
18 August 2009, at 1:00am

GLOBE - HQ Sustainable Maritime Industries, Inc., (HQS) a world leader in aquaculture, has announced that the construction of the Company's new feed mill has been completed and that the mill is now fully operational.

The new mill was brought online following months of quality and efficiency testing in order to optimize production and to ensure that the mill met or exceeded the highest global HACCP and ISO standards as well as The European Regulation on Feed Hygiene FAMI-QS Management believes that this is an important step to control the quality of our fish products, vertical integration and traceability.

The feed formulation will supplement feed without the use of fish meal or fish oil to alleviate the pressures on our oceans. Furthermore omega 3 will be added through all-natural algae meal to significantly increase omega 3 levels in fresh water inland farmed Tilapia.

Buhler, a technology group and global market leader in Food Processing, Chemical Process Engineering, and Die Casting, designed and manufactured the equipment that was chosen for the Feedmill. Buhler considers the HQS processing plant a showcase of the latest technologies in this sector and HQS is very proud of the Buhler contribution.

Buhler can look back on 140 years of experience in raw materials processing and has continuously refined conventional processes such as grinding, mixing, and cooking. The latest process technology is Extrusion. It allows preservable and carefully balanced foods and animal feeds to be produced on the basis of the latest findings in the field of nutrition.

Improved feed conversion rates at competitive pricing allows HQS to provide the ideal feed for our operations in Hainan significantly improving the efficiency of the farms themselves. The extruded floating feed produced by the mill reduces waste, and, in turn, improves the feed conversion ratios of the farms.

Norbert Sporns, President and Chief Executive Officer of HQ Sustainable, commented, "We are very pleased to have the new feed mill now fully operational. We thank Buhler for making this a 'showcase' of the latest technologies available in aquaculture Feed. This will allow us to provide superior feeds to our cooperative farmers in Hainan, but also to tap into the highly lucrative specialty aquaculture feeds market, servicing other China based and international aquaculture operations growing everything from grouper to abalone and crab. We are able to improve efficiency and reduce costs for our clients, and we are able to better control the quality of the final product."

Mr. Sporns concluded, "Consumers should consider the pressures placed on our oceans in their purchases. Farming and not 'hunter gathering' is the future. Our operations are the aquaculture of tomorrow... available today."

the Fish Site Editor

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