June 11, 2019

Amino acid handling solutions boost Brazilian feed market

by Marco Lara, Evonik, Brazil

The Brazilian feed market has come a long way over the past 30 years. The introduction of handling solutions for dry amino acids has meant producers can more accurately and efficiently dose dry micro-ingredients. This, in turn, helped reduce feed mill labour costs and improve product quality.
By 2000, Brazil had become a major exporter of chicken meat, and, consequently, the capacity of feed mills significantly increased to meet this demand. The requirements for AMINOSys® – a handling and dosing solution for DL-Methionine in big bags for finished feed manufacturing for silos – grew considerably.

In addition to saving labour costs, solutions like this enabled feed mills to free up storage space, which they could then use for other raw materials and also reduce the need for investment in storage.

Improved mixing

In addition to AMINOSys®, innovative supporting tools for feed mills, such as AMINOBatch® and AMINOBatch® WPT, were subsequently launched. Our customers use these tools to improve the mixing process in their mills; helping to significantly improve the quality of feed produced in Brazil.

By the end of 2015, Evonik started manufacturing Biolys® at the plant in Castro, in the state of Paraná, which brought benefits not just to the lysine supply chain in Brazil, but also throughout Latin America.

Expanded service

Continuing in our committed quest to deliver excellence to feed manufacturers, we have also recently expanded our service package with the launch of the Feed-Manufacturing-Process Technology programme. The objective of this project is to disseminate excellence in feed manufacturing, and here we work closely with customers to identify and seize opportunities for improvement.

Expanded portfolio

Evonik expanded its portfolio with other amino acids with the launch of Biolys®, ThreAMINO® and TrypAMINO® around 2010. This, in turn, consolidated our position as the sole supplier of a complete package of industrial amino acids. We also started a project to upgrade existing installations with additional big-bag and silo modules.

When the Biolys® plant started to operate at the end of 2015, many AMINOSys® units were installed to support the ramp-up with enhanced and dedicated handling solutions. As lysine is the first limiting amino acid in pig nutrition, we currently target pig feed mills with solutions tailored to the specific needs of this market segment.

More than 20 percent of the pig feed market is supplied by premix manufacturers, which include much higher levels of amino acids in their products.

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