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First contestants register for $300,000 aquafeed prize January 14,2021   |  Source: The Fish Site

The first six companies to registration for the latest F3 Challenge – which is offering three $100,000 prizes for the makers of fish feed containing no fish – have been revealed.

The F3 Challenge – Carnivore Edition is designed to accelerate the development and adoption of fishmeal and fish oil substitutes in feeds and will award $100,000 in each of three categories – salmonid, shrimp, and other carnivorous species – to the contestants that produce and sell the most “fish-free feed.”

Contestants who have submitted a qualifying feed sample can record “fish-free” feed sales from 1 October 2020 towards the prize. A new timeline for the competition will be announced at a later date. Six competitors are currently registered for the contest, and many are seeking partners.

The existing contestants include:

1. BGreen Technologies, a young startup based in India, is competing in the “other carnivorous species” category with its Asian seabass feed.

2. US-based Chapul Farms, produces functional proteins for food and feed ingredients by raising its soldier fly farm larvae on agricultural by-products, primarily for salmonid feed. Chapul Farms is seeking sales partners for the challenge.

3. Empagran, an aquaculture company with 3,000 hectares (7,413


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