The amount of water used is minimal and the state-of-the-art operation consumes about 10% less energy than other designs. This low consumption is due to ultra-high efficiency equipment and software. Examples include direct-drive extruders, infrared-monitored natural gas dryers, and smart operating software that “learns” and becomes more efficient over time.
Design flexibility also allows for the use of a wide range of next-generation ingredients. One example is algal oil which is used to replace fish oil traditionally used in aqua feed diets. A substitution like this takes pressure off marine forage fish stocks which helps preserve our ocean’s ecosystems.