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Betaine industrial production
Article Type: Food facts From: Nutrition & Food Science, Volume 41, Issue 3
A joint project will offer a cost-effective, environmentally friendly process to produce betaine, an animal feed ingredient in short supply. Danisco pioneered the research and application of natural betaine in animal nutrition in the early 1990s and has clearly demonstrated superior value compared to synthetic alternatives. Unlike synthetic betaine, natural betaine acts as an osmolyte, improving intestinal health and reducing the negative impact of heat-stress on animal production. Currently, market demand for natural betaine outweighs production. The betaine from the new plant will be sold by Danisco as Betafin™.
Danisco and Novasep will provide technological support for the betaine production plant with De Smet Engineering and Contractors, being in charge of building construction, erection services and auxiliaries supply of the new development. Tereos, a world player in sugar, starch and bioethanol production, will supply the vinasses and operate the plant at its facility in Origny, France.