WHISKY WASTE WATER USED TO MAKE FISH FOOD
by Lauren Eads
A company that makes microalgae from the by-products of whisky that can be used as fish food for farmed salmon has secured a £500,000 investment to expand its business.
MiAlgae, founded by former Edinburgh University student Douglas Martin, uses by-products from the distilling process to grow Omega 3-rich algae for feeding farmed salmon.

Martin founded the business in 2016 as a means of producing an “economically and environmentally-friendly” fish feed to support Scottish fish farms, which produce over 160,000 tons of salmon every year.

Currently, fish are fed pellets made of fishmeal, fish oil, grains, soy and vitamins, as well as “poultry byproducts.”
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