ShellBond Extracting Antioxidant for Salmon farming

Global Salmon farming relies upon a high value nutrient feed to maintain health, and reduce mortality, while delivering a quality product with a pink pigmentation. That pigmentation is mostly maintained by feeding a high value (Approx: $5-$7,000/KG) of an antioxidant called astaxanthin. Today’s salmon farming use a synthetic based astaxanthin derived from petroleum products. Extracting natural antioxidants for salmon farming will protect the polyunsaturated fatty acids and Vitamin A levels, assures quality for the customer replacing petroleum based synthetic antioxidants with 50% better absorption per kilogram while maintaining weight, reducing cost of feed and decreasing mortality.    

ShellBond has been working on replacing synthetic petroleum based antioxidants in salmon farming with organic naturally produced ones from animal waste material. ShellBond is used to flocculate organic waste material from the CAFO operations in swine farming and extract a valuable organic antioxidant vital to the health and pigmentation in farm raised salmon.  The process for hog lagoon extraction and use of product begins with a flocculation of the liquid containing antioxidant that separates it from the solids reducing the Ph and degasing the liquid.    

An environmental byproduct of this process is Shellbond bonds with phosphate and reduces the overall load in the swine lagoon with the remaining liquid.   The residue is an additional fertilizer product, a crude dried matter high in proteins and lipids, as well as copper, zinc and manganese, which are added to the hog feeds. ShellBond therefor sequesters phosphorus from the liquid supernatant; right now there exists a gigantic one-way flow of phosphorus (mine to farm to soil to river) that is unsustainable. The problem is looking at swine waste as a waste product, not as a source of useful materials. ShellBond can change that dynamic.   

NOAA: Aquaculture in the United States