This Site is Targeted Towards Companies Interested in Licensing this Technology and Producing EnzoMeal for the Fish and Animal Industry
EnzoMeal, an improved soybean meal, removes oligosaccharides and increases crude protein. EnzoMeal represents a breakthrough product for use in commercially derived feed in a high value, well-recognized aquaculture species such as rainbow trout. Efforts to find suitable, more sustainable replacement proteins for fish meal have intensified, and the need to increase the inclusion levels of soybean meal in aqua feed formulations has escalated as well. EnzoMeal provides aquaculture farmers a sustainable, long-term, economically viable healthy solution.
Demand For Farm-Raised Fish is Increasing Amid Growing Concerns for Wild-Caught Techniques and Population
Aquaculture is the fastest-growing sector of food production. Global fish consumption has nearly doubled in the last 40 years. In the wake of this popularity, natural fish resources are being stretched to their limit—wild fish capture has leveled off due to decreasing wild stocks and high scrutiny of the means of harvesting fish. Effective and environmentally sustainable aquaculture offers a logical alternative to wild fish capture.
The growth in aquaculture has seen attendant growth in the fish feed industry. As demand for farm-raised fish increases, so does demand for stocks from which to derive feed for those fish. Growth in recent years has illustrated this:
- 9% per year (aquaculture)
- 7% per year (feed production)
EnzoMeal: A Promising Solution for Aquaculture Feedstocks
Soybean meal presents an attractive alternative as it is rich in protein content compared to other agricultural-based meals, due to its high protein content, essential fatty acids, unsaturated fats, and a favorable amino acid profile that closely meets the dietary requirements of fish. As soybean meal content increases in fish diets due to the high protein content of soy, the fish feed becomes more sustainable and affordable. No other agriculture feed stock has this high of a protein feature.
However, soybean meal application in aquatic diets has been restricted to 20%–30% due to substances that interfere with digestion. Digestive systems for aquatic species, particularly carnivorous fish, are not accustomed to plant proteins and carbohydrates that occur in soy; this group of proteins and carbohydrates are reffered to as anti-nutritional factors (ANFs). The EnzoMeal preparation process removes ANFs such as trypsin inhibitors, antigens (glycinin and b-conglycinin), phytic acid, and oligosaccharides. Moreover, the EnzoMeal process does not compromise the amino acid composition, thus starting a revolution in soy-based meal.
Ohio Soybean Council
Headquartered in Worthington, the Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) is governed by a volunteer farmer board, which directs the soybean promotion and research program. The program’s primary goal is to improve soybean profitability by targeting research, education, promotion and development projects through the investment of farmer-contributed funds. soyohio.org