Alltech Coppens Aqua Centre

Alltech Coppens beschikt over een eigen onderzoekscentrum genaamd het: Alltech Coppens Research Centre (ACAC). Het ACAC is het enige onderzoekscentrum in Nederland dat praktisch en toepasbaar onderzoek verricht binnen de Aquacultuur. In de afgelopen vijftien jaar hebben er honderden onderzoeken plaatsgevonden binnen het ACAC.

In ons R&D Team zijn meerdere afdelingen van Alltech Coppens vertegenwoordigd. Dit zorgt ervoor dat het belang en integriteit van onderzoek doen ten opzicht van de organisatie als geheel wordt weerspiegeld en kwaliteit wordt gewaarborgd.

The centre carries out research in the following domains

  • The development of new products and the improvement of existing ones
  • The development of substitute raw materials for fishmeal and fish oil
  • The digestive functions and energy metabolism of the fish
  • Materials and additives
  • The optimal feed level
  • The performance and requirements of different fish species
Vision And Aims

Vision and aims

The questions and needs of our customers are central to our R&D Team's activities. As we place great importance on research, we ensure that it is well organized and effectively integrated into overall business operations. This approach means we are able to cater to all market demands.

Most important topic and goals achieved

Fishmeal and fish oil are important elements of fish feed. However, given the increasing price and scarcity of these two materials, Alltech Coppens places its focus on reducing the proportion of fishmeal and fish oil in fish feed. The basic principle is to develop products that will entirely replace these materials in the future, so that we can produce fish feed as sustainably as possible.

Research Approach

The research carried out at Alltech Coppens is based on the three Ps.


If fish do not take to the food, this will stymie growth and performance.


Tasty feeds must perform well, i.e. they must generate healthy growth and ensure efficient feed utilization. This is a decisive factor in fish farmers' profits.


Fish swim in their own faeces. To keep the fish healthy and performing, it is crucial that this type of pollution be as low as possible.

Visit ACAC

Find out more about our research and development processes during a guided tour of our research centre and learn what makes our products so effective.