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Methane: the future of fish feed?

This article reports that a new fish and animal feedstock product which uses methane gas may be released into the European feedstock markets from the beginning of 2018. The product, FeedKind, is currently in pre-production phase and it is described that the manufacturing process is very similar to the way in which Marmite and other yeast-extract sandwich spreads are produced.

At the moment the product’s methane comes partially from gas pipelines but also in the form of biogas released from the anaerobic digestion of waste organic material and landfill biogas producers.  It is anticipated that this type of renewable input will eventually be the only methane source.

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