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Royal Agrifirm Group and the Dutch biotechnology company ChainCraft are starting a strategic partnership on the upcycling of bio-residual flows. ChainCraft has developed a new technology that makes it possible to produce medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs) from bio residual flows from the agrifood industry. This is done by using natural fermentation processes.
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MCFAs are essential ingredients for livestock feed: they boost animal health through the gastrointestinal tract and also offer antiviral benefits. Following extensive trials in the areas of efficiency and safety, Agrifirm has validated these benefits. ChainCraft and Agrifirm are now announcing a long-term strategic partnership for the purchase of these sustainable MCFAs.

Sustainable benefits

The sustainable upcycling of local organic waste streams into valuable feed ingredients results in more efficient (and therefore less use of) feed, has a positive impact on the health of the animal, and ultimately also on the consumer. By moving away from the use of fossil oil and palm oil, these bio-based fatty acids, made from organic residual flows, significantly reduce the emission of greenhouse gases. Thus, this cooperation offers farmers a future-proof food concept and performance at competitive costs.

Niels van Stralen, Director & Co-Founder of ChainCraft “The cooperation with Agrifirm once again confirms the technical and economic feasibility of our innovative and sustainable concept. However, we are only at the beginning of the transition to make the industry completely fossil and palm oil free and will therefore significantly scale up our production capacity in the coming years.”

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