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October 02 2020

Emulsifier Academy – Orffa launches a global initiative to support awareness on applications of nutritional emulsifiers in animal feed

As part of its scientific and technical mission to promote the usage of nutritional emulsifiers (a known supplement in animal nutrition), Orffa launches a global initiative called the Emulsifier Academy. The Emulsifier Academy is a platform which has the objective to increase the knowledge on new applications and create more awareness regarding all the ins and outs of nutritional emulsifiers and to increase the consumption of nutritional emulsifiers worldwide in animal nutrition.

Currently the main consumption of nutritional emulsifiers is found in the broiler industry, but even there the additive is still underutilized. Its potential to formulate cheaper diets whilst maintaining performance is still undervalued. Not only improved fat digestion is seen, but also upgrades on dry matter, protein and energy digestibility have been reported. Next to that its ability to support digestion in antibiotic-free diets is hardly known. In other animal species, nutritional emulsifiers appear to be particularly promising for layers, turkeys, swine and fish.

The potential for nutritional emulsifiers in animal nutrition is very big, but decent scientific and technical promotion of the opportunities are required. As a leading player with a strong technical focus, Orffa aims to take the lead in global promotion in an effort to offer solutions to the global animal nutrition industry. Investments in long-term research programs aim to fill in the knowledge gaps. Orffa is simultaneously increasing its global network of scientific partnerships.

Orffa kicked of the development of the emulsifier dossier in Belgium and was extended to Brazil and the USA where an extensive PhD research was conducted (Teixeira, 2017). The dossier has been expanded with controlled studies in a large variety of universities and contract research institutes on all continents. Today a summary of these experiences is bundled in a comprehensive booklet “Emulsifier Academy: Excential Energy Plus – a 3rd generation nutritional emulsifier!”.

This is the 3rd booklet within the Orffa Academy series, following similar initiatives to share knowledge about organic selenium and betaine application in animal nutrition.