METEX NØØVISTA and ALINOVA announce an agreement for the marketing in France of the first bio-based butyric acid for animal nutrition.
METEX NØØVISTA, the industrial subsidiary of METABOLIC EXPLORER, a cleantech biochemical company that develops and industrializes competitive and sustainable fermentation processes offering alternatives to petrochemistry for the production and marketing of functional ingredients, and ALINOVA (a Brittany-based joint-venture between AxiHolding and AXEREAL, which is a leading animal feed group and an expert in the formulation of functional ingredients of natural origin for animal nutrition), today announce an agreement for the marketing in France of the first 100% bio-based butyric acid for animal nutrition made in France.
This partnership will enable ALINOVA to grow its portfolio of technical, performance-enhancing products to meet its customers’ needs for natural and sustainable ingredients. This agreement resulting from the two partners’ combined efforts will allow METEX NØØVISTA to benefit from ALINOVA’s outstanding network and services and thereby offer ingredients based on the first butyric acid of natural origin to French animal feed manufacturers.
With this exclusive agreement for the territory of France, ALINOVA’s scientific expertise and network coverage will be combined with METEX’s expertise in the production by fermentation of functional ingredients to deliver the first butyric acid of natural origin for animal nutrition made in France.
Butyric acid and its derivatives (sodium butyrate) are multifunctional ingredients with proven and recognised benefits for animal growth and health. They act on the intestinal functions of animals by improving nutrient absorption and strengthening the defenses of epithelial cells.
It will be produced at METEX NØØVISTA’s Carling-Saint-Avold site now under construction in Lorraine. This facility will have an initial production capacity of 1,000 tonnes of butyric acid to respond to the growing demand in the animal nutrition market. Production of this first European plant is scheduled to start at the end of 2020.