Novus Hosts Next Gen Swine Nutritionist Council

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Last week, Novus International hosted the inaugural meeting of the Next Generation Swine Nutritionist Council. The council was formed this year upon recognizing that up-and-coming nutritionists in the swine industry need resources for non-company career development, professional skill training, think tanks and networking. Novus’s Dr. Yulin Ma came up with the idea and said, “After spending time talking to my …

Agribusiness, enzymes, Feed, Novus International, Nutrition, Swine

Agrivida Receives Funding for Feed Additive Enzyme

Kelly Marshall

Agrividia is a St. Louis-based company that has patented technology which uses the protein expression in grain to simplify the process of enzyme production for use as a feed additive. Now the company announces they have received financial support from TechAccel and Iowa Corn Opportunities to develop the enzyme for use with poultry, swine, dairy and beef cattle. “TechAccel and Iowa …

Agribusiness, enzymes, Feed

DuPont & MIAVIT Create Biogas Partnership

Joanna Schroeder

A new biogas partnership has been created between MIAVIT GmbH and DuPont Industrial Biosciences, who will now be providing its new biogas FIBREZYME® G4 enzyme to MIAVIT for incorporation into its biogas boosting products, specifically MiaMethan® ProCut, a new biogas ingredient for the ag sector. The product, says MIAVIT, improves the breakdown of difficult to digest materials enabling more efficient biogas conversion. According …

Agribusiness, Biogas, enzymes

UF Grants Exclusive License to BioTork

Lizzy Schultz

BioTork has received a license from the University of Florida to patent rights for an enzyme that could revolutionize the animal feed industry when developed by BioTork. UF researchers discovered the enzyme, a naturally occurring thermotolerant phytase. It is one of the most heat-tolerant phytase enzymes known today. It is reportedly able to retain activity at temperatures up to 100°C. …

Agribusiness, Company Announcement, enzymes, Nutrition, Research, University

DuPont Launches 1st Biogas Specific Enzyme- OPTIMASH

Joanna Schroeder

DuPont Industrial Biosciences has launched its first enzyme specifically for the rapidly growing biogas industry. OPTIMASH AD-100 was designed to improve biogas yields and process robustness for biomethane producers. DuPont says the enzyme has been shown to produce up to a 13 percent increase in biogas yields in anaerobic digesters, and the product should ultimately increase a biogas producer’s revenue …

Agribusiness, Biogas, enzymes, sustainability

Realizing the Hidden Value at Novus

Jamie Johansen

The concept of value is one we discuss a lot throughout animal nutrition. We typically try to measure value, but there is qualitative value. Let’s think health and well-being, trust, scientific expertise or partnerships. Novus International gets all that and put together a panel of senior leadership to share their personal stories from the field where they have uncovered the …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, enzymes, Feed, Novus International, Nutrition

Novozymes Launches New Lactase Enzyme

Lizzy Schultz

Novozymes has officially launching Saphera, a lactase enzyme that is setting a new standard for production and quality of a wide range of lactose-free products, including milk and fermented dairy products such as yogurt. Saphera originated from Bifidobacterium bifidum, which differs considerably from traditional lactases made from yeast, making the product the first major innovation in this growing industry for …

Ag Group, Biotech, Dairy, enzymes, Food, Milk, Novus International

The Benefit of Phytase Superdosing

Lizzy Schultz

Another topic of conversation at the Novus International booth during the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) was the company’s commitment to the enzyme business. Nasser Odetallah, Executive Manager, Global Technical Services at Novus, sat down with AgWired during the event to discuss the company’s expanding portfolio of enzymes, as well as some ways these new products can benefit customers. …

Ag Group, Audio, enzymes, IPPE, Novus International, Nutrition

BRI to Talk Xylanase Feed Enzyme in Swine Diets

John Davis

Academic research partners with biotechnology company BioResource International, Inc. (BRI) will talk about a research study using its xylanase feed additive, Xylamax. The company says the findings of the use of the enzyme with nursery pigs will be discussed at the ADSA – ASAS Joint Annual Meeting (JAM) in Orlando, Florida, July 12 – 16, 2015. The study, “Effects of …

Agribusiness, enzymes, Research, Swine

The Novus Enzyme Portfolio

Jamie Johansen

Ajay Bhoyar is the Global Poultry Marketing Manager for Novus International and I got to chat with him during last week’s International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta. Enzymes were at the forefront of the Novus experience when you walked through their booth on the expo floor. Ajay talked about the importance of their presence at the event and …

Agribusiness, enzymes, IPPE, Novus International, Nutrition, Poultry