Evonik invests US$27.3M to upgrade German methionine intermediates plant

GERMANY-Evonik, a world leader in specialty chemicals, has invested €25M (US$27.3M) in developing and expanding its methyl mercapto-propionaldehyde (MMP) production plant, an organic compound that is integral in the production of DL-methionine. Evonik, with a presence in more than 100 countries globally, said that the investment in Wesseling, Germany, is in line with its move to strengthen its world-scale global…

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Nambu Group secures funding to upgrade and expand alternative protein production facilities

SOUTH AFRICA- Nambu Group, a speciality in converting food waste into high-value protein feed has secured funding from South African Impact investor E Squared Investments to upgrade and expand its facilities. Founded by Allan Gray Fellow Founder and CEO, Lowell Scarr, Nambu Group upcycles food waste by feeding them to insects which are then converted into high-value protein feed for…

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As African Swine Fever ravages pig drifts globally, formaldehyde may be the only hope for  feed plants, flags new study

GLOBAL – Discovered in Kenya in 1921, African Swine Fever (ASF) has remained a major threat for the pork industry, decimating millions of pigs whenever it strikes leaving many farmers and pork processors to incur losses of untold proportion. Last year alone, analysts estimated that in China, the world’s largest pig producer, 200 million pigs die or be culled in…

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GROWMARK snaps up Allied Seed based in Nampa, Idaho USA

USA-Agricultural cooperative GROWMARK, the majority owner of Allied Seed, LLC, has acquired the remaining ownership held by GreenPoint Ag Holdings, LLC for undisclosed terms. The transactions include seed production facilities, wholesale and retail agronomy facilities, and Agway’s equity interest in CF Industries and Allied Seed L.L.C. Launched in 2000, Allied Seed, based in Nampa, Idaho, US, offers a full line…

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BASF, Cargill expand partnership to offer high-performance enzyme solutions to animal protein producers in USA

USA- Agri-solution giants, BASF and Cargill, have extended their animal nutrition cooperation by expanding their presence in the United States in the quest to offer high-performance enzyme solutions to animal protein producers. The expanded partnership was announced at the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), taking place this week at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, US. The…

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Feed production in Africa drops by 3.86% in 2022 due to depressed output in Kenya, Egypt, and Nigeria: 2023 Alltech Agri-Food Outlook

AFRICA –  Africa experienced a decrease of 3.86% in feed tonnage (-1.718 MMT), mainly because of reductions reported in Egypt, Morocco, Kenya and Nigeria, the 2023 Alltech Agri-Food Outlook has revealed. South Africa, on the other hand, saw an increase of more than 2%, and Namibia also reported higher feed tonnage in 2022, indicating the report which is now in…

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Koudijs Animal Nutrition commissions US$18M poultry feed facility in Ivory Cost

IVORY COAST-Dutch animal nutrition specialist Koudijs Animal Nutrition, a subsidiary of Royal De Heus, has commissioned a 120,000 tons capacity poultry feed manufacturing unit in the Akoupé-Zeudji PK24 industrial zone located northwest of Abidjan, Ivory Cost. De Heus Animal Nutrition, a family-owned company, is a global top-12 feed supplier with over 8 000 employees, represented in more than 75 countries.…

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Egypt plans to purchase maize for the first time in history to boost feed manufacturing

Egypt- The General Authority in Charge of Raw Materials (GASC) has floated a public tender to purchase maize, the first time the public body embarks on such an approach concerning maize in Egypt. Egypt is known to be the world’s leading wheat importer due to its high consumption of nearly 20 metric tonnes annually. However, Maize consumption is slightly low…

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Novus acquires biotech company Agrivida, to accelerate development of innovative animal nutrition products

USA-Novus International Inc, a global animal health and nutrition company, has acquired biotech company Agrivida Inc to accelerate the deployment of innovative animal health and nutrition solutions. The move comes barely two years after the two players began a commercial partnership to support the sale of the then Agrivida start‐up’s flagship product, GRAINZYME which addresses producer pains through sustainable and…

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Ynsect partners ADM, Corporativo Kosmos in US$106m North American expansion drive

NORTH AMERICA – Ynsect, a France-based insect protein company, is on a North American charm offensive to woo more North Americans into embracing insect-based foods into their diets. The company has kickstarted the process by unveiling plans to invest US$106.57 million in building insect ingredient production sites in the United States and in Mexico Construction will begin by late 2023 and…

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