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Thursday, May 25, 2017

25/05/2017: Leiber company profile


An innovative future with refined brewers' yeast

(From Leiber's website) 

How can our customers' requirements be met in terms of quality and innovation time and again with brewers' yeast, one of the world's most natural and healthy raw materials? 

This question gives us the most motivation and direction for our daily activity. The challanges that result from such disparate applications, such as taste, health and fermentation, form the basis for new ideas - virtually every day! 

We produce brewers' yeast at three sites. Germany, Poland and Russia for a varied and demanding customer base in more than 40 countries and employ over 180 people.

Our passion is a wide range of brewers' yeast products. We have therefor established ourselves as the worlds' leaving provider of brewers' yeast products for over six decades. 

Visit their website here. 

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25/05/2017: Show daily from Livestock 2017 Philippines Expo

Image courtesy of Livestock 2017 and Aquaculture Philippines
 Livestock Philippines 2017 and the very first Aquaculture Philippines successfully opened today. 

The welcome ceremony was preceded by remarks from His Excellency, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, represented by Atty. Hansel O.Didulo Assistant Secretary for Regulations, Department of Agriculture. 

 The local and international agribusiness community together with the country's top leaders and major stakeholders graced the opening of Livestock Philippines 2017 and the very first Aquaculture Philippines. 

 Over 250 exhibitors from 30 countries presented the latest innovations in feed, livestock, meat and aquaculture. Renowned industry experts also led the first part of a three-day series of seminars and conferences. 

Read more HERE.

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25/05/2017: Dinnissen is developing by a mix of innovations

Dinnissen has broadened the deployability of its mixers, thanks to a mix of innovations

The mixers have been further improved in several areas, and, moreover, they explicitly consider the role of the mixer in the overall operation. That is why the validation of mixing processes have now been added to their service. 

The improved D-Topline mixer is easy to clean
Dinnissen Process Technology is actively engaged in the development and manufacture of process equipment such as grinding mills, mixers, bulk bag filling systems and turnkey projects for the food industry,animal feed industry, pharmaceuticals and chemicals. The company is a specialist in prudent, hygienic and rapid mixing of powders, pellets and granules.

They never shirk challenges such as achieving higher capacities, improving homogeneous mixing of micro-components, mixing poor flowing materials or processing high percentages of liquid. On the contrary; Dinnissen are constantly looking for applications that are a trigger for the development of even better mixers.

Improved D-Topline 
This desire for constant innovation has recently led to the introduction of the 'Improved D-Topline', a model based on the familiar Pegasus double-axle paddle mixer. The geometry of the installation is modified in such a way that the upper sides of the mixing chamber lean in towards each other, resulting in a drop shape.

The negative angle of inclination in the upper side of the mixing chamber reduces the risk of product adhesion. In addition, the 'Improved D-Topline "can be equipped with an additional hatch ('front hedge') on the front.

This feature makes it much easier to inspect or clean the mixer. In some cases, thanks to this hatch, a version can be offered where the paddle axle assembly can be driven entirely from the mixing chamber. Furthermore, the ‘Improved D-Topline’ is provided with a divisible shaft seal, allowing the installation to be CIP-cleanable.

High-shear mixer 
Dinnissen is at an advanced stage of optimising high-shear applications in the mixing process, which are also based on the Pegasus mixing principle. There are applications in which powders require a greater frictional force in order to obtain a homogeneous product. A change in the paddle configuration ensures that the new high shear process applies the necessary energy to the product, but without sacrificing the typical advantages of the Pegasus mixer.

Explosion-proof mixer 
Yet another development is the introduction of an explosion-proof mixer (Atex-zone 20 internal), suitable for processing materials in which the Kst- and LEL-values are within a fixed range. This mixer was subject to a risk assessment and received a type approval for the entire Pegasus mixer range from an independent Notified Body. 

 

An example of an 'All in One' concept
‘All in one’ concept 
The 'All in one' concept is Dinnissen’s response to the demand for fully integrated process lines. An example is the mixing line which has recently been shipped to a customer in the United States. This consists of a skid comprising a docking system for vessels which can be deposited into the mixer dust-free, which can then move the mixer up and down to mix and fill the same vessel again.

The great advantage of the 'All in one' concept is that the various components are perfectly matched to each other. This means that a consistently high-quality product can be guaranteed. There is no segregation of the product, and moreover the process is completely dust-free and explosion-proof.  

Smart concept 

Dinnissen is becoming increasingly involved in the concept stage with their customers. This lies in the fact that the company not only acts as a process specialist but also as a solution provider. Nowadays, processes are developed using 3D modelling, simulations and time analysis.

Thanks to VR support (Virtual Reality), the customer can visualise the design of a process and have an idea of the accessibility and possibilities of systems and components at a much earlier stage. One of the accomplishments of Pegasus mixers is that they are able to mix in concentrations as low as 0.1%. This offers the possibility of removing a premix-step, thereby simplifying the process and gaining the benefits of less handling and energy consumption.

Validation 
The increasing interest in the role of the mixer in the overall production process translates into the need for Dinnissen’s customers to have the mixer validated. A validation makes it possible to determine which set of parameters will result in the raw materials being homogeneously mixed to produce an end product of the required quality.

Thus, making it possible to reproduce the mixing processes. Dinnissen is also interested in this validation data, as it will allow them to further optimise their mixers. For that reason, Dinnissen has now added a validation of its mixing processes, which may, if required, be undertaken by an independent agency.

Read about Dinnissen, HERE.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

24/05/2017: Fishmeal … or beyond



Sustaining fishmeal in the modern aquaculture market

A special report published this month by Rabobank’s RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness team by Matthew Muller, International Aquafeed magazine

Fishmeal’s increasing scarcity over recent years has led to the rise in the production of alternative protein ingredients being sourced to keep up with aquaculture’s continuing demand for increased production, says a major report on major report on fishmeal newly-released by RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness compiled by Gorjan Nikolik and Beyhan de Jong. 

“With now one good season in Peru behind us and another good season on the way, supply is good and prices have stabilised at a relatively lower level. 
“With scarcity of fishmeal and fish oil and high prices, many projects for alternative meals and oils have been stated worldwide. Many are in the pre-profit start-up phase,” say the authors.

“We combine these two observations to make the conclusion that the next few years will be decisive for the rising alternatives producers. Some will emerge and achieve scale, which may in the medium-term further erode prices or at least prevent prices from rising again to what they had been. 

“This means all the others will need to find niche markets for their products,” they add.
Therefore, a need for solid growth strategies has presented itself, which companies are keen to exploit in order to remain profitable and competitive. It is prudent to take a look at some of the economic factors of supply and demand that surround the issue of fishmeal. 

Read more HERE.

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24/05/2017:Nutriad company profile





The global population increases 50% in the next 4 decades. Livestock production and aquaculture has never been more challenging. Limited availability and changing quality of raw materials challenges intake, growth and performance. Growing customer awareness and governmental regulations, especially related to health & safety, challenge your business. 
Nutriad has been a manufacturer of state-of-the-art feed additives for more than 50 years and they know the agricultural market. They are passionate about our work with an ambition to be the customers’ first choice in palatability, mycotoxin management and digestive performance. Every day their staff work on finding ways to improve production.
Being active in more than 80 countries, they understand the global issues thoroughly. The experience of dedicated local product specialists is available direct for customers. Nutriad create the best practical solutions for today and tomorrow.
Visit their site HERE.




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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

23/05/2017: Omega 3 innovation


Evonik and DSM recently announced to establish a joint venture for omega-3 fatty acid products from natural marine algae for animal nutrition. This breakthrough innovation will, for the first time, enable the production of omega-3 fatty acids for animal nutrition without using fish oil from wild caught fish, a finite resource.

International Aquafeed Magazine caught up with Dr Christoph Kobler from Evonik Nutrition & Care GmbH and Dr David Nickell from DSM Nutritional Products Ltd to find out more about this ground breaking idea.

Christoph Kobler is Head of Product Line Sustainable Healthy Nutrition at Evonik Nutrition & Care GmbH. He holds a PhD in Chemistry from University of Stuttgart.
David Nickell is Vice President for Global Marketing & Business Development, Animal Nutrition and Health at DSM Nutritional Products Ltd. He received a PhD in Aquaculture from University of Stirling.

Can you give the readers an overview of what your breakthrough is?

Kobler: We are the first to offer a liquid, non fish-based alternative source of long chain omega-3-fatty acids. By the help of natural marine algae, we produce an algal oil that contains a natural balance of both essential omega-3-fatty acids EPA and DHA – a true market first. Also, the exceptionally high concentration of active ingredients at greater than 50 percent, increases the flexibility in feed formulation.

Nickell: Furthermore, our new algal oil can be applied in feed production in the same way as fish oil. That means feed and pet food producers can easily introduce it in the process. To meet the increasing demand for omega-3-fatty acids in animal nutrition, we will manufacture at an industrial scale. The initial annual production capacity will meet roughly 15 percent of the total current annual demand for EPA and DHA by the salmon aquaculture industry.

What prompted the joint venture?

Nickell: The success was only possible thanks to the complementary competencies that both of our two companies bring to the collaboration. DSM has expertise in the cultivation of marine organisms including algae whilst Evonik’s focus has been on developing industrial biotechnology processes and operating at large-scales. Our teamwork across companies, countries, and cultures is fantastic and we consider our joint venture the perfect way of collaborating.

Read more HERE.

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23/05/2017: African Extrusion Seminar 2017



‘Aquaculture without Frontiers CIO UK’ is supporting a one-day extrusion seminar hosted by Wenger Manufacturing of Sabetha, Kansas in the USA and International Aquafeed magazine and which will be held during the up-coming World Aquaculture 2017 Conference in Cape Town, South Africa.

The venue is the Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town, South Africa from 12:00-18:00 on Monday June 26, 2017. The event is free of charge and limited to 150 places.

If you’re interested in attending this unique opportunity, please register HERE

“The Wenger company and IAF are making their contributions in organising and running this event free-of charge to attendees, however a donation towards AwF CIO’s work in Africa, which is aimed at assisting small fish farmers adopt more modern practices that support fish heath and productivity while reducing environmental impact would be much appreciated,” says Roger Gilbert, publisher of International Aquafeed magazine.


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