Feed Enzymes Essential in Sustainability Development

US - Dr Nasser Odetallah, Global Product Champion Fermentation Products for Novus International, Inc., presented at the 11th Annual BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology last month.
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The BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology is the world’s largest industrial biotechnology event for business leaders, investors, and policy makers in biofuels, bio-based products and renewable chemicals.

Novus Nasser Odetallah
Dr Nasser Odetallah

Novus participated as part of the Enzymes Technical Association (ETA) panel on the topic of Feed Enzymes and their part in sustainability development. The ETA is a trade association that promotes the development, preservation, maintenance and general welfare of the industry to the world of manufacturing and distributing enzyme preparations from any source for the direct and indirect addition or application to foods, drugs and other articles of use by humans or animals.

During the session, participants were most interested in why enzymes are important for use in feed, how long it takes to develop such enzymes from idea to commercialisation of a product including regulatory approvals, what is the penetration of the feed enzymes market, size of the market and how are products regulated.

Dr Odetallah. said: “It was important for Novus to be a part of this meeting with ETA and showcase our CIBENZA® line of enzymes and the solutions we bring to our customers during the panel with our presentation on the Importance of Enzymes in Feed. Partnering with the BIO Congress makes great sense as we continue to develop strong product lines based on biotechnology in minerals and enzymes.”

The topics at the congress ranged from subjects on Bio-Fuel development and production to food bioprocessing, industrial biotechnology, industrial chemicals, bioengineering, enzymes in food and feed, sustainability in the biotechnology industry.

With the recent regulatory approval of CIBENZA DP100 in China, Novus has gained entrance to an important feed market that is eager to use protease enzymes in their diets.

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