Loch Duart has signed a groundbreaking supply agreement with CellsUnited Ltd, a company pioneering new developments in advanced nutrition.
We have always believed that sustainability is a multi-faceted objective. One essential is to maximise the effective use of the salmon with minimum wastage. Currently, when the salmon are prepared for customers, the guts are safely disposed of through insilation, and, once filleted, the heads and frames are used in low-grade applications such as fertiliser and pet food. Now, in a groundbreaking agreement which increases the value extracted from farmed salmon, Loch Duart has agreed to supply CellsUnited with up to 450 tonnes of salmon viscera (guts).
The salmon by-product will be used to produce CellperTM, a new nutritional compound that has the potential to revolutionise the treatment of malnutrition in people who cannot otherwise digest protein.
The CellperTM process, derived from technology developed for long-distance space travel, adds significant value to those parts of the salmon usually discarded or used for fertiliser and pet food. Now the full nutritional benefit, including that of the viscera, frames and heads, can be used to combat malnutrition in developing countries and to speed the recovery of many categories of hospital patients in the developed world.
The CellperTM process transforms the value of salmon waste which, for quality, freshness and reliability of supply, has been identified as the ideal protein source for this new product. The result, after a long and complex refinement process, can be used in two forms:
- as a dietary supplement in basic granular form, where it is the most compact form of ‘pre-digest’ protein and therefore easily transported to remote parts of the world
- as a liquid nutritional supplement for many types of hospital patient.
We are delighted to be part of this important breakthrough.