July 18, 2019

Givaudan and Bühler partner to fast-track market access and innovation for start-ups

Givaudan, the global leader in flavours and fragrances, and Bühler, global leader for food processing solutions, have today announced a development partnership to accelerate market access for food start-ups in Switzerland.

Image courtesy of Givaudan
The aim is to support start-ups which offer solutions that deliver safe, affordable, nutritious and delicious food that, if scaled globally, will contribute to feeding 10 billion people by 2050.
 
Through this new partnership, Givaudan and Bühler aim to intensify access to knowledge, capabilities and global platforms for food start-ups, by hosting and mentoring entrepreneurs at their respective, newly-opened world class innovation centres in Switzerland. By offering their expertise in complementary areas, Givaudan and Bühler hope to provide all the support a start-up needs to scale-up and commercialise disruptive new solutions.
 
'As part of our strategy of collaborative innovation, we are delighted to partner with Bühler to help food start-ups succeed in bringing to market solutions that address our global food challenges. Our brand new Zurich Innovation Centre provides the perfect environment for outstanding start-ups to collaborate and access Givaudan's world leading technology, expertise and capabilities,' said Givaudan's Head of Flavours Science & Technology, Fabio Campanile.
 
Of particular interest are solutions in the fields of alternative proteins, sustainable animal feed, food safety, food fraud, authenticity, natural ingredients for food applications (colours, preservatives), flavours, nutrition (particularly fibre, sugar, fat and salt reduction), ingredients with proven health and nutrition benefits, and gentle processing.
 
Bühler's Chief Technology Officer, Ian Roberts, said: 'Our recently inaugurated innovation campus, the CUBIC, with collaboration spaces, laboratories and technology and scale-up facilities complements the new Givaudan facility. With our global presence, sales networks, digital platforms and brand strength we are convinced that, together, we can offer an unrivalled scale up partnership for start-ups. We consider that Switzerland can be a global leader in the food and agricultural space and we see this latest collaboration as an example of how we can achieve this.'
 
This is the latest in a series of collaborations between the two leading Swiss companies. Givaudan and Bühler are also both founding members of MassChallenge Switzerland, the successful start-up accelerator in Renens, partners in the EIT Food Accelerator Network and, with EPFL, ETHZ and Nestlé, partners in the Future Food Initiative.
 

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AFIA honours animal scientists with nutrition research awards

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) honoured two individuals in the animal science field last week at the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS)–Canadian Society of Animal Science annual meeting in Austin, Texas.

Robert Goodband, Ph.D., of Kansas State University (KSU), received the AFIA-ASAS Non-Ruminant Animal Nutrition Research Award, and Kendall Swanson, Ph.D., of North Dakota State University (NDSU), received the AFIA-ASAS Ruminant Animal Nutrition Research Award.

'These gentlemen have invested years and years of time and research into the livestock industry, and the industry is better for it,' said Paul Davis, Ph.D., AFIA's director of quality, animal food safety and education. 'AFIA is honoured to present them with these awards.'
Robert Goodband, Ph.D., of Kansas State University (right),
receives the AFIA-ASAS Non-Ruminant Animal Nutrition
Research Award from Ricardo Ekmay, of Arbiom (left),
on behalf of AFIA.
Image credit: AFIA

Non-Ruminant Animal Nutrition Research Award
Dr Goodband is a swine nutritionist at KSU and has played an important role in developing an intensive on-farm research program, which has conducted numerous on-farm trials across the United States.

Dr Goodband also teaches swine science and nutrition courses and serves as an academic advisor to around 45 undergraduate students each year. He has served as the major professor for 22 master's and doctorate degree students and on committees of an additional 113 students. His work has resulted in 310 refereed journal papers, six book chapters, over 1,000 research reports and extension publications, eight patents and $13.9 million in grants and gifts to KSU.

Originally from Walpole, Mass., Dr Goodband graduated with a bachelor's degree from The Pennsylvania State University in 1984. He obtained his master's and doctorate degrees in swine nutrition at KSU and joined the university's faculty in 1989.
Kendall Swanson, Ph.D., of North Dakota State University
(left), receives the AFIA-ASAS Ruminant Animal Nutrition
Research Award from Ricardo Ekmay, of Arbiom (right),
on behalf of AFIA.
Image credit: AFIA

Ruminant Animal Nutrition Research Award
Dr Swanson is a professor in NDSU's Department of Animal Sciences. His research has focused on nutritional influences on performance, nutrient balance, post-ruminal starch digestion, pancreatic function, and energy and nitrogen metabolism in beef cattle.

He also teaches courses in nutrition and physiology and has advised 50 students and staff. Dr Swanson's work has cumulated 312 publications and $5.7 million in grant funds.

Hailing from a farm in southeastern North Dakota, Dr Swanson received his bachelor's and master's degrees from NDSU and received his doctorate degree from the University of Kentucky. He also gained experience in animal science as a research associate at the US Department of Agriculture's Meat Animal Research Center and as a faculty member at the University of Guelph in Canada.

For more information visit the AFIA website, HERE.
 

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July 17, 2019

'Gods of Grain', the unique FlourWorld Museum’s feature new theme room

A further theme room has been added to the unique FlourWorld Museum in Wittenburg (Mecklenburg-West Pomerania): 'Gods of Grain' leads visitors into the ancient world of deities and harvest rites.

From the earliest days of agriculture, they have been said to guarantee rich harvests. The exhibition traces the significance of grain from the myths of the early advanced civilizations to the monotheistic world religions.
 
 In the centre of new theme room 'Gods of Grain' stands the little corn mummy, still in its well-preserved sarcophagus in which it was to be buried over 2,000 years ago. It is a falcon-headed representation of Sokar and Osiris, the gods of the dead.
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©Mühlenchemie/Thorsten Scherz

A proud feature of the collection is a two-thousand-year old corn mummy, that allows an insight into the realm of the ancient Egyptian gods. It is a loan from the Austrian businessman and bread expert Peter Augendopler, the founder of the 'Paneum' – House of Bread – in Asten near Linz.

In the centre of the new theme room 'Gods of Grain' is the little corn mummy, still in its well-preserved sarcophagus in which it was to be buried over 2,000 years ago. It is a falcon-headed representation of Sokar and Osiris, the gods of the dead. Moulded out of silt from the Nile, with grains of barley and emmer, the mummy stands for the germinating power of corn and the principle of life itself. As a burial gift, this power was said to have a magical effect on the soul of the deceased. Although there were once countless corn mummies of this kind, fewer than two hundred examples of an Osiris-Sokar sarcophagus are now preserved worldwide.


Read the full article on the Milling and Grain website, HERE.
 

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VIGAN company profile



VIGAN manufactures bulk materials handling systems, mainly:
  • Mobile pneumatic conveyors or vacuvators or grain pumps.
  • Pneumatic continuous barge unloaders and mechanical barge loaders.
  • Mechanical and pneumatic continuous ship unloaders for vessels up to post-Panamax.
  • Mechanical loaders for any size of ships.
VIGAN Engineering S.A is a Belgian company with its headquarters in Nivelles industrial area about 30 kilometres south of Brussels at the heart of the European Community.

VIGAN manufactures a complete range of pneumatic and mechanical conveying systems for products in bulk not only thanks to the supply machines but also by managing complete turnkey projects.

Nivelles city is easily accessible due to its proximity to European highways and about one hour drive to the port of Antwerp which allows excellent transport conditions for all its equipment to foreign countries.


All the company activities take place on the same 10,000 m² site which enables easy and very quick exchange of information among all departments including sales, engineering, manufacturing, quality control and after-sales technical assistance. VIGAN engineering department with 450 m² space boasts latest software technologies (such as CAO – CAM types)

According to the Vigan website, “For any free flowing materials like cereals, grains, seeds, animal feed, alumina, petro coke, chemicals, industry raw materials, VIGAN is your engineering partner and your solution provider”.

“VIGAN excellence is also recognized by hundreds of international references.
As an affiliate company from VAN DE WIELE group (which has an annual turnover of about 400 million USD and about 2,000 workers and employees in more than 10 different countries) and with more than 30 years of experience, VIGAN is a most reliable partner from your project ideas to their full completion and for your total satisfaction thanks to its service excellence and equipment performances.”

Visit the website HERE.
 

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July 16, 2019

Port of Corpus Christi Recognised by the American Association of Port Authorities with Award of Excellence

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) recognised the Port of Corpus Christi's Moving America's Energy™ media campaign with its 2019 Award of Excellence. The campaign highlighted the Port's ongoing infrastructure investment program and the importance of the record-breaking exports of American energy to the Nation's allies and trading partners around the world.

The AAPA Excellence Award recognises the Port of Corpus Christi as an overall category top submission amongst competing Ports of similar size.
 


'We appreciate this recognition by our peers and the AAPA as we continue to share our story of American energy independence,'said Sean Strawbridge, Chief Executive Officer for the Port of Corpus Christi.  'The Moving America's Energy™ campaign has helped inform and educate the markets of this Nation's strategic emergence as a global producer and exporter of energy. Indeed,  Washington and the international stage have taken notice. Thus continues our investment in the Port of Corpus Christi as we become the largest US energy export gateway status and ultimately achieve resiliency in energy and balance of trade.'

Sponsored by AAPA's Public Relations Committee, the annual Communications Awards Program has recognised excellence in port communications since 1966. The competition showcases the most effective products, programs and services that public port authorities produce to meet their shared mission and their public relations, advocacy, advertising, branding and marketing goals.

'This recognition from the AAPA is a wonderful testament to our commitment to stay engaged with the communities that we serve,' said Charles W. Zahn, Jr., Port of Corpus Christi Authority Commission Chairman.

The Port of Corpus Christi will be acknowledged at the 108th AAPA Convention and Expo,  to be held October 13th-16thin Norfolk, Virginia.

Visit the Port of Corpus Christi website, HERE.
 

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Sukup Manufacturing Co. company profile



Sukup Manufacturing Co. is a family-owned manufacturer of grain bins, grain dryers, material handling equipment and pre-engineered metal buildings.

According to their website, “The world's fastest growing bin company and largest family-owned, full-line grain drying and storage equipment manufacturer, Sukup Manufacturing Co. is located in the heart of rich, Midwestern farmland.”

Since the introduction of their first stirring machine in 1963, they have been manufacturing products to make grain production more efficient for farmers.

If you are ever near Sheffield, Iowa, stop by. The team at Sukup would love for you to get in contact to arrange a tour of their facilities.

View the website HERE.

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Evonik to present 14 abstracts at Poultry Science Association Conference 2019

Evonik will present 14 scientific abstracts at the Poultry Science Association (PSA) conference as it looks to share its scientific expertise and develop sustainable solutions to the challenge of feeding the growing global population. The conference takes place in Quebec, Canada, from the 15th to 18th July.

This is a record number of accepted submissions for Evonik's Animal Nutrition Business Line, something the company puts down to its 'Sciencing the Global Food Challenge' approach and to the expertise of its colleagues.
 
Image credit: Jena Fuller on Flickr

Through close collaboration with the industry – including sharing the results of its studies – Evonik hopes there can be mutually beneficial learning and the opportunity to develop sustainable food solutions.

Evonik is also hosting a symposium on 'Amino Acids: New Paradigms in Poultry Nutrition and Health'. It will feature presentations from the University of Georgia, Perdue Farms, Wageningen University and Baiada Poultry, along with Evonik's own contribution, 'Beyond growth – The role of functional amino acids for immune functions'.

The 14 abstracts being presented are:
  • Bacillus amyloliquefaciens CECT 5940 helped overcoming negative effect of heat stress in broiler chickens
  • Bacillus amyloliquefaciens CECT 5940 improved intestinal morphology and performance in broiler submitted to coccidial vaccine challenge
  • Beyond growth – The role of functional amino acids for immune functions
  • CpG injection on day 15 post-hatch leads to metabolic changes on day 16 post-hatch in modern broilers and adaptive immune responses in a heritage breed
  • Dietary bio efficacy differences of methionine sources with acidifier in diets fed to broiler chickens reared in floor system
  • Effect of the origin of the bean on the chemical composition, protein quality, and nutritive value of the soybean meal
  • Effects of feeding reduced crude protein diets to broilers while maintaining amino acid concentrations on growth performance, ammonia production, and meat yield
  • Effects of high methionine supplementation on growth performance, meat quality, and bone strength of broiler chicks under heat stress
  • Effects of high methionine supplementation on tissue redox, inflammation, and health status of broiler chicks under heat stress
  • Reduce crude protein in starter phase diets of broiler chickens alters immune response in both starter and grower phase without affecting growth performance
  • Responses of varying levels of DL-methionine and TSAA on [13C]Met and [13C]Cys oxidation in broilers
  • The bio efficacy of methionine sources with acidifier in diets fed to broiler chickens reared in a cage system
  • The effect of guanidino acetic acid supplementation on the chemical composition of breast meat in broilers
  • The effects of threonine, glycine and serine on growth performance, fat deposition, nutrient utilisation and starch-protein digestive dynamics in male broiler chickens offered reduced-crude protein diets.
Visit the Evonik website, HERE.
Visit the PSA website, HERE.
 

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