The partnership aims to develop and put on the market of new natural additives for animal feed.
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The first phase of the project resulted in the selection by Flint Hills Resources of several strains that meet their criteria. After this first success, the second phase is initiated.
Flint Hills Resources continues to provide funding for the program.
Montpellier, may 31, 2017 (18: 30 CEST) – DEINOVE (Alternext Paris : ALDEI), a biotech company that discovers, develops, and produces compounds with high added value from bacteria rare, especially of the genus Déinocoque, has announced the start of the second phase of the R&D programme in animal nutrition involved with FLINT HILLS RESOURCES (FHR) in November 2015.
FLINT HILLS RESOURCES, a subsidiary of KOCH INDUSTRIES – one of the largest private companies in the world, is a leader in the refining, petrochemicals and biofuels in the United States.
The program, initiated in 2015 and funded by FHR, aims to develop a nutritional supplement for animal feed. The first phase of the project has been very positive with the selection from among the library of DEINOVE several strains producing the valuable nutrients.
Scheduled to be completed by the end of 2017, the second stage will aim at :
To produce the additives in sufficient quantity to test for their beneficial effect on the animal species targeted, and analyse the results obtained ;
Optimize the parameters of fermentation ;
Define the terms and conditions techno-economic development of the production process.
On the basis of the tests of effectiveness, it is expected that one or two strains are selected for the stage of industrialization. In case of success, the two partners will be considering the terms of a license agreement for the technology developed during this project for a effective market.
“We are very satisfied with the conduct of this collaborative project and the first results obtained. We look forward to be confirmed by the tests of effectiveness, ” said Kevin GRAY, Director of innovation at FLINT HILLS RESOURCES.
Emmanuel PETIOT, ceo of DEINOVE, said : “The progress of this project strengthens us in our choices : animal nutrition is a growing market and in research and innovations, thanks to the richness and performance of our micro-organisms, our solutions can specifically allow manufacturers to increase the nutritional value of their products. ”
About FLINT HILLS RESOURCES
FLINT HILLS RESOURCES, LLC, through its subsidiaries, is a leader in the refining, petrochemical, biofuels and ingredients specialties, active mainly in Texas and in the Midwest. Rich 60 years of experience, the Company has expanded its business through acquisitions and investments totaling more than $ 13 billion since 2002.
Its subsidiaries produce and market gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, asphalt, ethanol, biodiesel, olefins, polymers, intermediate chemicals, oils, draff distillery, etc
FLINT HILLS RESOURCES owns ethanol plants, in Georgia, in Iowa and in Nebraska. These plants have an annual total capacity of 820 million gallons of ethanol.
The company is based in Wichita, Kansas, and its more than 5,000 employees strive to create value for its customers and for the company.
More information on www.fhr.com
DEINOVE (Alternext Paris : ALDEI) is a biotechnology company that discovers, develops, and produces compounds of industrial interest from microorganisms, only a few for the areas of health, nutrition and cosmetics.
These modes of production, unreleased constitute a sustainable alternative and competitive.
To do this, DEINOVE relies on two key strengths :
A company’s microbial collection, unique in the world of 6 000 bacteria rare, and as yet unexploited, mainly of the genus Deinococcus ;
A platform for engineering genetic, metabolic, and fermentative owner that allows him to transform to how these micro-factories natural new industry standards.
Based in Montpellier, france, DEINOVE currently employs approximately 50 employees and has filed more than 160 patents to the international. The Company is listed on Alternext since April 2010.
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