Our research on fermentation technologies, at the service of tomorrow’s bio-industry
At Ajinomoto Animal Nutrition Europe, innovation in fermentation technologies represents our second driving force when it comes to innovation. By using efficient bacterial strains and respecting the environment, our R&D strives to deepen and develop this innovative field of bio-industry applied to animal nutrition.
Fermentation technologies at the heart of our expertise
In order to develop the nutrients of tomorrow, we adapt our fermentation processes as much as possible to the agricultural raw materials used. The bacterial strains responsible for fermentation are at the heart of our biotechnological research so that we can understand and maximize their abilities.
These new biotechnologies also support our quality process and make it possible for us to offer innovative finished products.
Developing the new generation of fermentation technology
Video of an interview with Rachel Poirot, Head of the R&D department, and François Lefebvre, Industrial Development Manager
Our innovations in biotechnology, at the service of a sustainable bio-industry
Over the past twenty years, we have worked to deploy technological innovations that strengthen the sustainable dimension of our industrial work. Here are just a few examples:
- Adapting our fermentation processes in order to consume local raw materials.
- Increasing the effectiveness of bacteria responsible for fermentation in order to reduce our consumption of raw materials.
- Optimizing the overall effectiveness of the fermentation process in order to limit our needs in terms of water, energy or secondary materials.
- Promoting all of the components present at the end of the fermentation process, which are then used for animal feed and in agriculture.
An intelligent use of natural resources
We produce amino acids using agricultural raw materials. However, these crops are more or less abundant or strategic depending on the world’s regions. We thus work to preserve these vital resources for populations.
Indeed, our biotechnological research endeavors to invent new ways to produce amino acids in accordance with available raw materials, while respecting mankind and the environment.