USA – Kemin Industries, a global ingredient manufacturer committed to sustainably transforming the quality of life for 80 percent of the world’s population, has acquired Archangel Inc., a company specializing in antimicrobials for fermentative biofuel production.

Founded in 2015 by Allen Ziegler, Archangel Inc. has developed advanced bacterial control solutions tailored to the fermentation of biofuels for the renewable energy industry. 

With over 30 years of experience in the biofuels sector, Ziegler has led the development of innovative technologies and customer service offerings to address the unique challenges of bacterial control in biofuel production processes. 

Following the acquisition, Ziegler joins Kemin as a Principal Sales Manager for the Kemin Bio Solutions business unit.

This acquisition is a significant milestone for Kemin as we continue to expand our presence in the biofuels sector,” said Jason Ackerman, General Manager of Kemin Bio Solutions. “Archangel’s expertise and innovative antibiotic-free technologies complement our existing portfolio, allowing us to provide new and significant offerings to our customers.”

With the acquisition of Archangel Inc., Kemin enhances its portfolio of antimicrobial solutions with the NOVA EZL and NOVA EZP products that support biofuel production. 

The acquisition also transfers four full patent applications from Archangel to Kemin. The new NOVA products will strengthen Kemin’s ability to offer comprehensive solutions for bacterial control in biofuel production processes and pave the way for exciting future innovations. 

Customers can expect enhanced product offerings and dedicated support as Kemin continues to advance biofuel production in the U.S.

I am excited to join forces with Kemin and contribute my expertise to the team,” said Ziegler. “Together, we are well-positioned to drive advancements in bacterial control solutions for the biofuels industry, ultimately benefiting our customers.

Dr. Chris Nelson, President and CEO of Kemin Industries, commented that this acquisition signifies a pivotal opportunity to expand the Kemin Bio Solutions team. 

With Archangel’s portfolio of antimicrobials and technical expertise in the biofuels industry, its shared endeavors with Kemin will reinforce our dedication to delivering outstanding value to the biofuels sector and our customers,” he added.

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