Givaudan funds University of California to enhance citrus biodiversity and research

USA – The global flavors and fragrances company, Givaudan and the University of California, Riverside (UCR) have strengthened their long-term collaboration which looks to enhance citrus biodiversity and research. Givaudan has donated US$3.5 million to the UCR to support its Citrus Variety Collection, one of the world’s most extensive citrus diversity collections for future research,…

DSM unveils new solar testing field in Netherlands to advance renewable energy

NETHERLANDS – Royal DSM has announced that it has unveiled a new field test site in Southern Netherlands to advance its capabilities in solar materials and reinforce the renewable energy agenda. The new Louisegroeve solar field is a collaboration between DSM and its partners including the solar module manufacturer Tata Power Solar and NaGa Solar,…

PureCycle partners Nestle and Milliken to accelerate plastics recycling

USA - PureCycle Technologies, US based recycling firm has partnered Milliken & Company and food and drinks giant, Nestle to accelerate its plastic recycling operations. PureCycle said the collaboration advances its plans to open its first plant which will restore used polypropylene (PP) plastic to ‘virgin-like’ quality with ‘a revolutionary recycling method’. The company utilizes…

IFF’s Frutarom acquires majority stake in European ingredients producer Leagel

ITALY - International Flavors & Fragrances Inc has said that its Frutarom division has acquired 70% stake in in Leagel S.r.l. (“Leagel”), a leading producer of ice cream and gelato ingredients in Europe. IFF said it retains an option for the residual 30% stake in Leagel to be exercised after three years. Leagel is a…

Cargill unveils e-commerce platform to enhance edible oil buying experiences

USA – The global agribusiness giant, Cargill has launched a new digital platform called myCargill.com to streamline and enhance customer buying experiences in edible oils. The e-commerce platform will also provide access to key information such as food safety data and technical product specifications. Customers will be able to manage orders in a fast and…

Land O’Lakes appoints Pete Kappelman Senior Vice President, Member and Government Relations

USA – Land O’Lakes has appointed Pete Kappelman Senior Vice President, Member and Government Relations effective immediately. His responsibilities in the new role include leveraging Land O'Lakes resources to help the cooperative’s members grow profitably and to strengthen partnerships on technology, talent, branding and financial services. He will have direct responsibility for the Member Relations…

DuPont launches poultry feed supplement Syncra® AVI in Asia Pacific

ASIA – DuPont Animal Nutrition has launched DuPont™ Syncra® AVI, a feed supplement designed to maximize nutrient digestibility in poultry production in Asia Pacific region. Syncra® AVI is a combination of two proven technologies, enzymes and probiotics, known to optimize gut health and maximize performance in poultry production. It was formulated with a unique blend…

Biomin launches water-soluble mycotoxin solution against fumonisins in feed

USA – Austria based animal health and nutrition company, Biomin has unveiled the ‘first-ever’ water-soluble purified enzyme, FUMzyme® sol which acts against fumonisins in animal feed. The enzyme can easily be sprayed on extruded feed and effectively degrades fumonisins into non-toxic metabolites. According to the company, the enzyme offers feed and livestock producers a targeted…

RiceBran completes US$12m private placement led by strategic investors

USA - RiceBran Technologies, global leader in processed rice bran products has announced that it has completed a private placement valued at US$12 million led by strategic and institutional investors including Continental Grain Company, DG Capital and Dillon Hill Capital. It has made a private placement of 3,046,668 shares of common stock and a pre-funded…

Glanbia Nutritionals launches XtraPro Seasonings for high-protein snacking

USA – Glanbia Nutritionals has launched new XtraPro Seasonings, which it says will help manufacturers meet the growing demand for snacks that are high in protein content. The product is available in various flavors including BBQ, ranch and cheddar, as well as more adventurous options such as garam masala and coconut curry. It can be…