New applications for valuable resources
Marine nutrients are incorporated in numerous food products for humans and as a raw material in feed for pets, fish-farming and animal husbandry. Fish oil and fish meal are traditional products, however, applying new technology provides new opportunities and Kverva therefore invests considerable resources in realizing the full value potential of marine nutrients.
Since 2001, Kverva has been involved in processing of pelagic fish, targeting human consumption, fish meal and fish oil. In 2007, Kverva invested in processing of by-product of salmon through Nutrimar, with production adjacent to SalMar's processing plant at Frøya, InnovaMar. Nutrimar also invests in by-product chicken processing, a business where sales channels and clients are virtually complementary to marine activity.
By investing in innovation and product development in close proximity to the raw material and processing sites, Kverva will expand its raw material base and product portfolio. Consequently, Kverva will identify new applications for marine proteins and nutrients. This area represents an attractive growth potential as there are considerable opportunities in the nutritional and potential pharmacological properties of marine nutrients.