DSM wins yeast patent infringement case against Lallemand

USA - Royal DSM, the Dutch multinational company has won a patent infringement case against Lallemand related to low-glycerol yeast technology applicable in ethanol production. The verdict was granted in a Federal Court in Wisconsin ruling that all glycerol reducing ethanol yeast products sold by Lallemand infringe DSM’s US Patent. Following a failed attempt to…

DSM reports strong organic sales growth driven by higher vitamin prices in Q1

NETHERLANDS - DSM first quarter 2018 results have featured continued strong organic sales growth by 11% in addition to higher prices in some vitamins as a result of exceptional supply disruptions in the industry. While net profit increased 122% to US$391.8 million, DSM expects an Adjusted EBITDA growth towards 25% as it expects sales to…

Rwandan DSM’s venture, AIF nominated for Global Award

RWANDA - The Rwandan fortified food factory, Africa Improved Foods (AIF), has been nominated as a finalist to the 2018 World Changing Ideas Awards (WCIA), in the food category, reports KT Press. WCIA, now in its second year, celebrates businesses, policies, and non-profits that are poised to help shift society to a more sustainable and…

DSM, Evonik announce joint venture for omega-3s production

NETHERLANDS – Leading Dutch and German ingredients solutions companies DSM and Evonik have established a new company to manufacture omega-3 solutions for the animal feed industry. Dubbed Veramaris V.O.F., the new company will manufacture eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) omega-3 fatty acids from natural marine algae for animal nutrition. The 50/50 joint venture…

DSM publishes report on consumer concerns about sugar consumption

NETHERLANDS - DSM has published a new report in its Global Insight Series focusing on consumer attitudes and behaviour around the labeling of sugar content and its consumption. The report, based on an international survey, showed that concern about sugar is on the rise globally, with nearly half of all consumers saying they are more…

DSM reports significant progress in use of renewable energy

NETHERLANDS - Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, has reported significant progress in powering their plants with purchased electricity produced from renewable sources. The company has reported important improvement in use of its electricity from renewable resources at its Engineering Plastics facilities in Benelux and India. Production of Stanyl…

DSM acquires Dutch animal nutrition company

NETHERLANDS - Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, has announced the acquisition of Twilmij B.V. a well-established Dutch nutritional solutions company in the animal feed sector. DSM’s strategy in Animal Nutrition & Health is to offer tailor-made solutions to its customers leveraging its product portfolio and innovation capabilities. The acquisition of…