USA: Animal Feeds Green Plains and Novozymes Announce Cooperation for High Protein Ingredients
Green Plains and Novozymes announced an exclusive partnership and commercialization agreement for biological solutions in the production of high protein ingredients. The partnership will be aimed at aquaculture, pet food, as well as novel ingredients to be used in the global protein markets.
Omaha/USA — Using biological solutions, an exclusive partnership between Green Plains and Novozymes is to create functional proteins that provide customers with improved nutritional benefits for animal feeds. The collaboration will utilize the biorefinery footprint, process know-how, and global distribution capabilities of Green Plains together with Novozymes’ vast expertise in microbiology to create a diverse range of value-added products resulting in functional proteins. Specifically, the biological solutions of the Danish group will be combined with the partner's first high protein production facility and Optimal Aquafeed’s aquaculture laboratory in Shenandoah, Iowa, with the intention to create one of the leading end-to-end innovation platforms in the world for aquaculture nutrition.
Novozymes’ existing suite of biotechnology is to help Green Plains achieve higher concentrations of protein. As part of the agreement, the company will dedicate research and development resources to also look at new molecules and yeasts to test in Green Plains processes to further enhance protein products and ultimately create different, higher value outputs from the US company's biofuels production facilities.
The companies plan to begin implementation of the partnership in the first quarter of 2020.