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October 2016


In this issue:

Production capacity
CASE STUDY: The cleanable Z-Conveyor by Poeth

A new protein source for

Enzymatic flour
From grain to bread - at the
Bakery Innovation Center
Combustible dust control
SPACE 2016

Event review

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The EU cereals sector will maintain and expand our

performance both domestically and abroad

The EU is a global
leader in cereals, both
in domestic production
and in export
performance. This is all
the more remarkable
taking into account
the evolution of the
Common Agricultural
Policy (CAP) support
to the cereals sector over the last few years.
The CAP is now market-oriented and farmsupport has moved to decoupled direct income
support instead of the product related market
price support. Since 2005 EU farmers, including
EU cereal farmers, receive CAP direct payments
which are decoupled from production.
One of the traditional market support tool, the
public intervention price, is in principle still in
place. The EU reference price for cereals is
now set at roughly 101 per tonne. If triggered,
farmers can sell cereals with the required EU
quality standards to national authorities at the
reference price of 101 per tonne. In practice,
however, the public intervention price is well
below the market price and since 2012 we have
had no cereal stocks in public intervention.
At the same time the EU cereals sector has seen
record production levels over the last few years.
In 2016/17, the total EU cereals production is
expected to exceed the ceiling of 300 million
tonnes for the fourth marketing year in a row.
The main driver for this trend has been soft
wheat with EU wheat production reaching
around 150 million tonnes, that is around 50
percent of total EU cereals production. Wheat
production has now hit record levels four years
in a row in France, the main producer Member
State. With regard to quality, results have also
been favourable, namely in Germany where
the level of protein content is traditionally the
highest. EU wheat production represents roughly
20 percent of global wheat production and

makes the EU by far the first producer of wheat

in the world (Russia and US production follow
at around 55-60 million tonnes of wheat).
Europe has almost perfect cereal-growing
conditions. Until 2025, we therefore expect a
continued expansion in area and yield for wheat,
a slightly lowered share for barley and a stable
area for maize.
On the world cereals market, ample supplies
have lead in recent years to an accumulation of
carry-over stocks, which has weighted on world
prices. Despite low commodity prices on the
global market, EU cereals remain competitive.
The EU has also been able to break export
records close to 50 million tonnes of total
cereals exports, including around 30 million
tonnes of wheat and 13 million tonnes of barley.
Furthermore, both for soft wheat and barley,
the EU was the leading exporter on the world
market in 2014/15 and 2015/16 respectively.
Good cereals harvest, both in quantity and
quality, have supported the competitiveness of
EU cereals on export markets, with no need for
any export refund to be granted - a situation only
few would have imagined 10-20 years ago.
Indeed, at the 10th WTO Ministerial Conference
in Nairobi in December 2015, WTO members,
including the EU, decided to eliminate all forms
of export subsidies and disciplines on other
potentially trade-distorting export measures.
The outlook remains positive for EU cereals and
in particular for wheat. Food, feed and export
demand for EU cereals is expected to keep
growing. However, the EU cereals sector will also
face challenges ahead. In particular, increased
environmentally-friendly production methods,
highest quality standards and precision farming
will become more and more standard practices.
The EU cereals sector will take these challenges
proactively on board and we are confident that
we will maintain and expand our performance
both domestically and abroad.
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SPACE 2016

Held at the Rennes Exhibition Centre from September 13 to

16, Space 2016 certainly lived up to its reputation as being
amongst the worlds very best. Right from when representatives
from the Ivory Coast, Togo, Guinea and Cameroon opened the
show; right up until its closure by the European Commissioner
for Agriculture, Phil Hogan, Space 2016 delivered a truly
international flavour.
See the full story on page 92

Grands Moulins De Paris

A leading miller since the company

was founded in 1919, over the years
Grand Moulins in Paris has been able to
diversify its activities and innovate to
maximize customer satisfaction.
Their business covers the entire wheat
chain from its cultivation up to the
finished product. Selecting the finest
wheat varieties to produce premium
quality flour and mixes is an example
of how Grand Moulins guarantees
its customers the best products. The
company mobilizes people in the
field and operational teams who are
passionate about their work and who
combine expertise and know-how.
Similarly, their research and marketing
teams create new formulas and recipes
to meet customers expectations in terms
of originality, diversity, and quality.
See the full story on page 68



72.8 million - Production in tonnes per
hectare for French cereals in 2014
141 - Percentage average dietary
supply adequacy for France for the
last 5 years (2011-2016), compared
to a global average of 123 in 2015
187.5K - Frances consumption in
nutrients of Phosphate fertilizers
in 2014. Europes total average for
the same year was 3.5m
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Protein products for feeds

and foodstuffs receive
inaugural awards

The 9th Protein Summit brought together

experts from around the world to share
their visions and discuss the challenges and
opportunities facing the global proteins
world. Bridge2Food awards were held in
Lille, France.
See the full story on page 86

Magazine Development

Antoine Tanguy is based in France

is now delivering Milling and Grain
magazine online in French. He
met several representatives of the
French milling industry when the
team attended SPACE together last
month. Our online French edition
will add value not only to France but
also throughout north Africa.

Walk The Italian Way


The things we produce today were utopias yesterday.

Our task is to give shape to new ideas
and innovate what once was magic.


OCT 16


Registration opens early for

largest AFIA member event

egistration for the American Feed Industry

Associations 2017 Purchasing & Ingredient
Suppliers Conference has come early this year, with
early-bird rates running today through January 17th 2017.
PISC, coined, Where Business Gets Done! is located in
Orlando, Florida, March 7-9, of next year.
More than 550 buyers and sellers of feed and feed
ingredients attend the annual three-day event, designed for
educational and networking purposes. PISC is the event
of the year for anyone interested in the current state of the
animal food industry.
Every year, past attendees recommend PISC as the best
meeting for buyers and sellers of ingredients. PISC is a
great conference for those in the animal food industry to
attend, said Kara Cagle of Tysons. Not only do you get to
hear relevant information from the speakers, it is a perfect
opportunity to network with industry professionals, build
on existing relationships and create new ones. A new
format is underway for 2017, with the event beginning on
Tuesday and running through Thursday afternoon.
Conference favourites, golf tournament, sporting clays,
networking opportunities and receptions are still staples
on the agenda. Event speakers include Kevin Folta, Ph.D.,
University of Florida, who will speak about Failing to
Feed a Hungry World, and Teri Yanovitch, former Disney
Institute speaker, who will engage attendees on The
Magic of the Pixie Dust Customer Service, a Way of Life
for Disney.
AFIA will offer its Buyers to Orlando scholarship
program and, for the second time, the PISC committee will
host a Suppliers Product Showcase, allowing suppliers to
showcase products during meet and greet sessions.

6 | October 2016 - Milling and Grain

As the northern summer draws to a close and the weather

cools, travel to conferences and expos seem to be heating
up. This month I will be visiting Vancouver, Canada to
attend the World Nutrition Forum, hosted by Biomin
followed by a journey further afield to attend Vietnams
Vietstock 2016 event in Saigon and then IAOM MEA
conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Although the World Nutrition Forum is an invitation
only gathering it offers an important meeting point for
key nutritionists and formulators in addition to feed and
food company representatives to discuss progress we are
making in providing food at a lower cost, and of a higher
standard while addressing public health and nutritional
Milling and Grain has been very fortunate to receive
an invitation to this years event which will focus on
Driving the Protein Economy. This is a subject close
to my heart, as I believe that our domesticated animals,
provided with the right nutrition, can deliver the protein
the world will need as we draw closer to the 9.5 billion
people forecast for the planet by 2050. Im particularly
interested to hear Emeritus Profession of Food Marketing
David Hughes from Imperial College London, who will
address this key topic in his opening keynote presentation.
But western Canada is quite some distance from my
next destination the following week! Vietnam is one of
the fastest growing economies in South East Asia and
Vietstock one of the countrys most important meeting
points for all those involved in intensive livestock
production. This year Vietstock is hosting an aquaculture
conference that Perendale (publishers of International
Aquafeed magazine) is co-organising along with the
charity Aquaculture without Frontiers.
On the way back to the UK, I will have the opportunity to
stop in Ethiopia where the IAOM Middle East/Africa is
hosting its bi-annual conference and exhibition.
Milling and Grain is working with NEPAD (a New
Partnership for Africas Development - the technical body
of the African Union) to connect its work with the milling
industry. We will be hosting a reception to not only make
IAOM members attending aware first hand of the work
of this important African group (that represents 53 of the
54 African nations) is doing, but to also officially launch
our new charity Milling4Life. Cliff Spencer, chairman
of the charity and Goodwill Ambassador to NEPAD, talks
more about the aims and objectives of the charity and
the work he is doing with NEPAD in his column in this
I hope you enjoy this current edition!
Roger Gilbert - Publisher



Milling News

Bratney Companies
partners with Omas

ratney Companies and Omas

Industries have announced
the signing of a strategic
partnership agreement in order to
provide state-of-the-art milling plants
and solutions.
The partnership will include joint
distributorship, sales and promotional
efforts for new and existing milling
plants in the United States and
Canada. Such an agreement is an
opportunity for both companies to
combine their expertise, resources and
experiences to achieve their shared
philosophy of customer satisfaction.
CEO of Omas Industries, Luigi
Nalon has commented, The new
partnership between Bratney
Companies and Omas Industries
creates an ideal combination of
synergies. Together we will continue
to provide quality equipment,
engineering and installation services
to our customers. This partnership
will bring cost effective and unique

services to the grain industry.

Founded in 1966, Omas is a wellknown equipment manufacturer
within the flour, maize and rice mill
Located in Padova, Italy, Omas
holds several patents due to
outstanding research and development
efforts. The most recent is included in
the Leonardo Roller Mill that features
variability in the roll differential and
can reduce up to 70 percent on energy
President of Bratney Companies,
Peter Bratney says, This new alliance
provides a tremendous opportunity
to combine Omas revolutionary

technology with Bratneys industryleading engineering, construction and

service technicians.
He continues, This further
reinforces Bratneys reputation
as a market leader in new and
innovative solutions. I anticipate
this partnership will bring great
value to our customers in the US
and Canada.
Founded in 1964, Bratney began as
a plant supplier to the Midwest seed
and grain markets. Today, Bratney is
a market leader in engineering and
design, and supplies to the seed, feed,
grain and food industries throughout
the United States.

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Milling News

Universities Federation for

Animal Welfare Award winner

Harry Appleby at Writtle University

College, Chelmsford, England

project that has the potential to make the greatest

contribution to animal welfare science has gone
to First Class Animal Science graduate, Harry
Appleby at Writtle University College, Chelmsford,
England. He was awarded the Universities Federation for
Animal Welfare award on September 9, 2016.
The research Harry Appleby carried out aimed to
provide an alternative to the slaughter of approximately 4.2
billion day-old male chicks.
He comments this current situation is possibly the
biggest ethical issue within the animal industry.
The methodology behind the research was based upon
hormone analysis and Harry told Milling and Grain
that he quantitatively evaluated the concentration of
oestrone sulphate within the allantoic fluid of developing
ISA Brown chicken embryos during the early stages of
Crucial to the justification of this project, Harry said
the analysis of hormone concentrations and accurate sex
identification of female and male embryos in ovo, was
achieved prior to the development of pain perception.
The main results of the research suggested that a breed
difference in hormone concentration may exist between
domestic poultry breeds.
Conscious that the world population is expected to
reach an estimated 9.5 billion by 2050, Harry stated that
achieving sustainability and providing an ethical form of
food production should be the ultimate goal of all sectors
within the livestock industry.
Whilst he is confident that a cost effective, practical
alternative to the slaughter of day-old male chicks will
soon become standard practice he reminds us this can
only be achieved through strong cooperation between the

scientific community, UK government, and the poultry

Despite the current process of slaughtering 50 percent
of all incubated eggs is, as Harry describes, unethical,
unsustainable and uneconomical, with the results of his
research and further investment, he summarises that a
solution may well be on the horizon.
Harry has subsequently found himself a job with a top
poultry company.
It is promising to hear industry leaders of the future may
include such individuals as Harry, who has been successful
in striving towards implementing alternative approaches
within the industry.

Final share payments made following

Wessex Grain takeover

efetra Ltd confirmed recently

that final payments due to the
farmer shareholders of Wessex
Grain following the acquisition have
been processed, drawing the takeover
to a successful conclusion.
Cefetra, a leading UK agri-business,
acquired the entire share capital of
Wessex Grain through a multi-million
pound bid after receiving almost 100
percentapproval from shareholders in
November 2015. The remaining 50p
balance of the 5.75 per share was paid
in cash to the holders in August 2016.
Since the acquisition, Wessex
Grain has reported growth in its
export programme with an increased
number of grain vessels completing
their journey to European ports with
malting barley, OSR, milling oats and
feed barley.

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Simon Wilcox, previously managing

director at Wessex Grain, commented,
The process of becoming part of
Cefetra has developed well and I now
feel the two businesses have fully
integrated, with significant benefits to
Wessex Grain and our farmer growers
already evident.
Our export programme has
expanded with additional vessels
being loaded out of south coast
ports increasing our total tonnage by
some 20%. Cefetra has also invested
significantly, injecting a six-figure sum
into the business to improve facilities
at the Henstridge store and office.
The Wessex Grain team are now
playing a key role in developing
Cefetras grain origination business
that is expanding nationwide. New
farm grain buyers are covering East

Anglia, the North-East and Scotland

and further recruitment is ongoing.
Cefetra provides farmer growers
access to key markets within the UK
and across Europe.
Andrew Mackay, managing
director at Cefetra, added: This deal
benefitted all parties; shareholders
by an immediate cash return, Wessex
Grain by enhancing its position as
a strong regional grain buyer and
more crucially farmers across the
region by offering them a major
independent and financially strong
business to work with to market their
grain. Shareholders will now get the
remaining balance as agreed and on
Moving forward we plan to build
upon the success of this acquisition
to continue expanding both the farm
grain origination business across the
UK and tonnage, alongside the range
of operations for Wessex Grain and its
farming suppliers.

Milling News

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The 1888 Plymouth Milling

Convention Part 2

Mr Hosken and Sons Roller Mill, Hayle

Milling journals of the past at The Mills Archive

by Mildred Cookson, The Mills Archive, UK
My introduction last month
to nabims Plymouth Milling
Convention of 1888 was based
on an extended article in The
Miller of 2 July 1888, which
covered intended trips to mills
in Devon. Also on the tour
were planned visits to Cornish
mills, which will have excited

considerable interest.
These conventions and exhibitions in the late Victorian
period enabled the milling profession to keep abreast
of the latest developments in technology and milling
practice. As is still the case, such a convention in the
West Country would include significant social events in
one of Englands premier holiday regions. It was probably
no coincidence that 1888 was the year when the Great
Western Railway achieved its ambition to move into
Cornwall, having only arrived in Plymouth in 1876.
Mills on the Cornish itinerary focused on Hayle, two
of which are described below. Other mills of particular
interest were those of Messrs John Lake & Sons in Truro
(Robinson System) and Mr T Hitchins Grenance Mill in
St Austell (Childs System).
Messrs Hosken & Sons Loggans Mill in Hayle was
promised to be one of the more interesting mills to visit. It
was a substantial five storied stone building fitted with a
roller plant by J Harrison Carter of 82 Mark Lane London.

The mill had just installed a system of pneumatic sorting

which had been recently patented. The mill had a capacity
of 10 sacks/hour; the only motive power mentioned was a
horizontal compound condensing engine, disappointingly
no details were given of the waterwheel which was still
Many centuries of history
The history of the mill goes back many centuries, with
several mills, built on the site. The present building, dated
1852, had been gradually growing since 1827 when Mr
William Hosken, the head of the existing firm, took over
Loggans mill. He had inherited it from his father, the
family inheritance dating back to 1800. As with many
local mills, ironwork such as waterwheels would come
from local foundries. Bodley foundry in Exeter was such a
foundry and one of our drawings shows their design dated
1894 for an 11ft 6in diameter undershot wheel with 30
Wheat was transported from Hayles wharves to the mill
and the finished produce was conveyed to the railway
station by traction engine. Another feature of the mill was
that it was by then largely independent of millwrights and
engineers, as they had established workshops in which
they could cast, if necessary, their own brasses.
The wheat bins were all ventilated by perforated zinc
plates which let in on each side to allow fresh air to play
upon the grain, keeping it much sweeter. On each floor
A Daverio Improved Patent Roller Mill

Contemporary advertisement for a Staniar bran cleaner

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Milling News
Messrs John Lake and Sons Roller Mill, Truro

Mr Thomas Hitchins Roller Mill, St Austell

Messrs JH Trevithick & Sons Roller Mill, Hayle

Bodley Foundry 1894 design for an undershot waterwheel

in addition to the customary range of fire buckets, was a

Merryweather Fire Queen hand engine which all of the
staff had been carefully trained to use. The wheat cleaning
department was separated from the mill by iron doors and
was fitted out with a Barnard & Leas separator, two cockle
cylinders and a Eureka smutter along with a Victor
Carters three-high roller mills
The ground floor had the usual line of shafting and elevator
bottoms, the flour and offals were also packed on this floor.
A friction clutch and pulley was fixed on this floor so that,
if needed, the waterwheel could be disconnected from the
engine. The first floor had various roller mills for reducing
the wheat on the system of six breaks, and flouring the
semolina, middlings and dunst.
The first break used Carters four grooved chilled iron rolls
20in by 9in. The second four grooved rolls 30ins by 9ins
and the third used two rolls, 30in by 9in and 20in by 9in.
The fourth, fifth and sixth breaks were done on the four roll
type with grooved rolls 30ins by 9ins. The flouring of the
middlings and semolina were done on thirteen of Carters
three-high roller mills.
The second floor was equipped with semolina purifiers,
two centrifugals for treating the bran, a wheat grader
and two Comerford dust catchers. The third floor had
ten centrifugals, and a small gravity purifier; the fourth
floor had a hexagonal silk reel 22ft long, along with six
scalpers and four centrifugals, a sifting sieve and two more
centrifugals for redressing the flour. The fifth floor was
fitted with the elevator heads and four Carter & Zimmer
pneumatic sorters.
Messrs JH Trevithick & Sons steam flour mill was situated
close to Hayle railway station. It was fitted out with a 12
sack/hr roller plant by Henry Simon. A large part of the
present mill was built by the owner who was descended

from the great engineer, Richard Trevithick.

The mill also had a bakery attached which allowed the
testing of the flour daily and satisfied the demand of local
shops. The mill was powered by a high and low pressure
beam engine of about 180hp, with a surface condenser
and a 4ft stroke. The fly wheel was 20ft in diameter and
weighed 15 tons.
On the first floor were six Simon three-high roller mills,
grooved for breaking the wheat on the system of six
breaks, and six roller mills fitted with smooth rolls for
converting a portion of the semolina and middlings into
flour, the remainder of the smooth rolls were on the floor
above. The second floor had three Simon gravity purifiers,
a Whitmore sieve purifier, a Staniars bran duster and four
of Inces dust collectors.
The third floor, had two Simon large size double gravity
purifiers, a sieve purifier, a middlings sizer containing
three sieves in one frame, and two Whitmore and Binyon
silk reels, 22ft long and 44ins diameter. There was also a
Zigzag wheat separator, a No 3 Eureka scourer and
seven roller mills for the remainder of the 13 reductions.
The seventh reduction was done on a Seck roller mill and
the eighth to the eleventh done on four of Simons three
high roller mils, with smooth rolls 20in by 10in. The
twelfth reduction was done a Victoria porcelain roller
mill with rolls 18in by 9in, and the thirteenth reduction
done on a Daverio roller mill with smooth rolls 15in by
9in. The top floor had a long sieve semolina grader fitted
with an aspirating arrangement for the last two separations.
These articles only give a brief glimpse of the several
million records held by the Mills Archive Trust. If you
would like to know more please email me at mills@ Similarly, if you would like to receive my
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Milling News

Water-based total
fumonisins test kit

water-based total fumonisins test kit, AgraStrip

Total FUM Watex has been added to the recently
launched AgraStrip Watex product line by Romer

AgraStrip Watex test kits are available for aflatoxins (B1,
B2, G1, G2), deoxynivalenol, zerealenone and fumonisins
(B1, B2, B3) and provide a fast, simple and eco-friendly
solution for on-site mycotoxin testing.
Tests for ochratoxin A are in the final stages of
The test kits are optimised to extract mycotoxins using
distilled water in combination with an extraction buffer.
That and the fact that the same extract can actually be used
to test for multiple mycotoxins, make AgraStrip Watex
the product of choice for simple, fast and eco-friendly
mycotoxin detection, says Dr Kurt Brunner, research and
development director at Romer Labs.
Accuracy and robustness have been once again confirmed
by the recent GIPSA approval for AgraStrip ZON Watex,

the product becoming the first and so far only waterbased zerealenone test kit to successfully pass the GIPSA
performance test.
AgraStrip Watex test kits are quantitative tests. Used with
the AgraVision reader, these test kits provide objective
results and secure a consistent result documentation.
All test kits come with Whirl-Pak bags that contain
integrated filter membranes. As such, there is no longer
any need for additional extract clarification equipment like
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Bhler opens factory for rice processing equipment in Vietnam

he Bhler Group opened

a factory in the Long An
province in Vietnam today,
addressing increased demand for
high-quality rice processing solutions
in the region.
The new factory will employ
over 200 workers and further
expands Bhlers global service and
production network, delivering highquality solutions to customers locally.
At the same time, Bhler is further
strengthening its leading position in
the global rice processing industry (in
terms of combined turnover in rice
milling and logistics).
Currently, around 30 percent of
global rice production is processed

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on Bhler equipment. Vietnams

population of over 90 million people
strongly relies on rice as a staple food.
An estimated 5,000 rice processors
produce more than 45 million tonnes
of rice every year, making the country
one of the largest rice producers
With Bhlers new factory for
rice-processing equipment, local
rice processors will now be able to
offer their products in a quality that
meets export standards, strengthening
the position of Vietnam in the
international markets and enabling
it to face competition from Thai and
Cambodian rice producers.
Demand for state-of-the-art rice

processing solutions has never been

greater, as it enables processors to
profitably improve their rice quality
and meet export requirements, while
enhancing food safety and quality
standards for domestic consumption.
This multimillion-dollar investment
includes a complete sales and service
office, engineering and R&D units, as
well as a production workshop. The
factory can deliver entire rice milling
solutions and is expected to produce
several hundred machines to Vietnam
and neighboring countries annually.
The opening also coincides with
the official launch of the Bhler W
sorter in Vietnam. This high-precision
rice sorter reliably removes defects
and foreign material from a range of
rice varieties, enabling Vietnamese
processors to compete on a global
scale with high-quality rice.
Lng Trung Hiu, General
Manager of Bhler Vietnam, says:
Considering Vietnams position
as one of the leading global rice
producers, we think Bhlers topquality equipment will contribute to
the further economic development
of the region. The factory in Long
An will act as the engineering
centre for complete solutions for
rice, manufacturing accessories,

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in Turkey

auxiliary equipment, and technology
integration for the entire grains and
food offering of the Bhler Group
in Southeast Asia. Rustom Mistry,
Chairman and Managing Director of
Bhler Vietnam, adds The Bhler
Group has had a presence in Vietnam
since we opened our first office in
1960. Now, with this factory, we
have the opportunity to show our
customers our processing equipment
in operation.
The inauguration event of the new
rice-processing factory was held in the
presence of Vietnamese government

leaders and senior officials from the

Long-An province, representatives of
the Swiss Consulate General, as well
as Bhlers top executives.
Johannes Wick, CEO Grains &
Food, said at the opening ceremony:
With this new factory, we make
a difference for rice processors in
Vietnam and Southeast Asia. With
the expansion of our local network,
we enable our customers to produce
rice that meets highest expectations
of the international markets,
nurturing prosperity and growth in
the region.

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Andritz will deliver modernized key
processing equipment, including hammer
mills, conditioners, pellet mills, coolers,
crumblers, micro-fluid systems, filters as
well as the largest mixer in the OptiMix
series, which is able to mix up to 12,000
liters per batch. The scope of supply also
includes all process controls for the new
Camli Yem, which is one of the leading
feed producers in Turkey, and Andritz
have had successful business relations
for many years now. This investment
is part of Camli Yems modernization
program to optimize its feed production.
The new feed plant will have a
production capacity of 375,000 tons per
year. Indeed, the equipment delivered
by Andritz will enable the production
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Phytogenic feed additive

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ealthy demand for phytogenic feed additives

(PFAs) in livestock production should cause
annual global sales to grow four-fold by 2030,
according to calculations by Biomin.
The botanicals market has grown rapidly in recent years,
having already topped US$500 million in global sales in
2015. Worldwide sales will cross the US$1 billion threshold
by 2023 and could reach US$2 billion annually by 2030.
Looking at numerous scenarios based on feed
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Improving feed efficiency is a perennial concern for the
livestock industry, said Mr Noonan.
Feed costs represent anywhere from 50 percent to 80
percent of production costs, depending on the livestock
species and country.
Particularly in the context of competitive global animalprotein markets, efficiency matters, he added.
Market drivers
Though roughly three percent of the 1.2 billion tonnes
of feed used worldwide today include these plant-based
products, PFA inclusion in livestock feed should grow
considerably by 2030. This represents growth in global
market demand of eight to 10 percent per year on average.
Some of the largest and most sophisticated livestock
operations have been early-adopters of phytogenic feed
additives and have continued to use them in light of the
benefits that they have achieved, said Mr Noonan.
Consumer preferences have shifted considerably in
recent years, as efforts to phase out antibiotic growth
promoters (AGPs) and coccidiostats have accelerated
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New horizons for

methionine outlined at
Advancias 10th edition

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ore than 110 participants attended the 10th

Advancia International Methionine Seminar,
which was held in Beijing, China on September
5, 2016 and organized by Adisseo, prior to the WPSA
Worlds Poultry Congress and VIV China.
What a greater place than China, the home of the
Great Wall to introduce the concept of new horizons for
methionine beyond its use as a building block, say the
After 10 years of intensive scientific research, it is time
to review what has been done and what are the progresses
and the remaining questions, says Dr Pierre-Andr
Geraert, Director Innovation Marketing at Adisseo.
Our Advancia 2016 will also address the additional
benefits on immune system as well as the contribution of
sulfur amino acids on the antioxidant metabolism and its
impact on meat quality beyond its well-known ability to
create proteins he adds.
Opening the seminar Professor Mike Kidd, from
University of Arkansas, USA, reviewed the progress made
in synthetic amino acid supplementation to improve animal
protein production efficiency and how sulfur amino acids
contributed to this development.
Kate Meloche from Professor Bill Doziers team from
Auburn University, USA, addressed the requirement in
sulfur amino acids for growing broilers.
On behalf of Dr Sophie Tessereaud, from INRA, France
the numerous interactions between metabolism of sulfur
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Professor Alain Lescure from CNRS, France, opened

the area of thiol groups as key components of the
antioxidant metabolism and redox balance, opening the
biochemistry from sulfur to selenium. He showed the
important role of methionine in activating cascade of
cellular signals.
Dr Mario Estevez from University of Extremadura, Spain
addressed meat quality issues and how sulfur amino acids
can be involved through their anti-oxidant potentialwhile
Professor Sammy Aggrey, University of Georgia, USA,
opened the new area of sulfur amino acids and immunity
through recent work.
Indeed, methionine balance significantly affects immune
capacity linked to the redox involvement of methionine
and cysteine.
All participants had the opportunity to raise the remaining
burning questions as well as the new areas to investigate
on the potential of sulfur amino acids in poultry nutrition.
The chairmen of this roundtable Professor Mike Kidd and
Profrssor Yuming Guo stimulated lots of exchanges and
discussions between the participants around the concept of
requirements linked with better animal health and product

Milling News

[ Museum Story No. 8 ]

The consolidation of developed

Tom Blacker, International Milling and
Grain Directory
This month, we have welcomed
six new members to the
International Milling and Grain
Directory, with one company
updating their listings. As always,
we warmly welcome them and
I would like to again: Hicare,
Ozpolat Milling Machinery
Technology, Henan Richi
Husbandry Machinery Co., Ltd,
Wire Cloth Manufacturers Inc., TANIS, Swiss School of
Milling, KSE Process Technology B.V. and AGPR5.
This is very good news but something of a comedown
from our previous high of 16 new members in July. I hope
that the growth of the Directory continues to be mutually
beneficial for all stakeholders in the flour, feed, storage and
handling industries for many months and years to come.
In other news, the acquisition of Carrs by Whitworths has
been a hugely important move in the flour market for the
UK. It made headlines around the world throughout our
industry very quickly. The large impact has been felt across
the globe and I can personally say that I was surprised.
The consolidation of developed markets is well known
about, just in 2013, the merger of ConAgra, Cargill and
CHS created Ardent Mills as a giant in the North American
milling landscape. As we are all in a good community, news
travels fast and change is a universal constant for us all. In
order for us all to keep up to date with the markets it is vital
that we are all kept well informed of such market affecting
changes as these, which can be done both through this
magazine and the International Milling Directory.
The 2017 print edition, which will be out later this year, will
mark the Directorys 25th edition. We are all very proud
to have reached this milestone and it stands as a reminder
to us to keep improving the directory. Its effectiveness and
success relies so very heavily on all members supporting
and developing their businesses. As a direct result of our
members continued support, the distribution of the Directory
has vastly improved each year since I joined in 2012.
The International Milling and Grain Directory is currently
a dependable resource for at least 15,000 key industry
players worldwide, with these people being responsible for
the major purchase and procurement decisions. Using the
directory to place your products or services at the forefront
of this billion-dollar market will give your company the
highest possible visibility in the marketplace. So if this is
one of your goals for your
business, then please do
not hesitate to contact me.


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, portrait by B. Kraft

When Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart gave concerts at the

court of Emperor Leopold, or on other ceremonial occasions, he wore his best wig. In the 18th century, wigs with
curls arranged horizontally were the latest fashion. Those
who wanted to keep up with the trend dusted their hair
with powder or in Mozarts case with flour, the cheaper
Grain was the beginning
With its collection of over 3,000 flour sacks from 130
countries around the globe, the FlourWorld Museum in
Wittenburg, near Hamburg (Germany), is unique in the
world of grain. It is an initiative and cultural project of
Mhlenchemie and a token of thanks to all millers. The
museum shows the history of flour and its significance for
mankind: FLOUR IS LIFE. Every new sack with an interesting motif is welcome in the Sackotheque and will find a
permanent home there.


Milling and Grain - October 2016 | 25

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The Pelletier Column

Adding value through foresight

by Christophe Pelletier
A question that I am being
regularly asked is whether I
have a crystal ball. Although
I believe that it is more of a
nice icebreaker than actually
a question. There is a bit of a
fascination in all of us about the
idea that someone may actually
be able to see into the future and
tell others what is coming their
way. If it were indeed possible, it certainly would reduce
uncertainty but it also would make life quite a bit less
exciting. Sorry to kill some of the mystique but foresight
is not about crystal balls, cards or goats insides.
Unfortunately, there is no magic in trying to identify
likely future scenarios. Actually, the percentage of
accurate predictions is rather disappointing. I heard
recently of an American survey that estimated the
accuracy level of predictions by economists currently
stands at 47 percent; one of my colleagues even joked
about this by saying if you flip a coin your predictions
will be statistically higher by three points. The stock
exchange in Amsterdam used to be famous by asking
an ape to pick the top five stocks for the year and it
repeatedly beat the analysts consensus.
Mistakes to avoid when envisioning the future
In my opinion, there are a couple of mistakes or pitfallsto avoid when trying to envision the future. Trying to
achieve an excess of accuracy is one of them, especially
by trying to give hard figures. Numbers always tend to
give a sense of precision and security, but all too often
they do not mean much if they are not backed by a strong
scenario. It is quite likely that you all have witnessed
predictions on prices falling flat when the deadline
Sometimes, the surprise is a good one, sometimes it is
not, but the fact is that the prediction was inaccurate.
Generally, the cause for this is a scenario built on too
many variables for which there is little, if any, control.
Assumptions become more prevalent than facts. Another
mistake is to carry out a survey on todays situation
without projecting it in the future.
When the plan based on such a survey is implemented,
the environment has evolved and the conclusions of the
survey are no longer valid. It may sound obvious, but
I am always surprised to see how often a research ends
up writing the present in the future tense and call it the
future, always causing painful disappointment later on.
There is nothing wrong about the present, though. It is
only a point on a longer evolution. At least as important
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as the present, the past is a mine of information and

wisdom that adds a lot of value in the development of
futures scenarios. Todays trends are always easy eye
catchers, but many of them fill more a function of being
trees for the forest.
I always prefer looking for deep currents that slowly
provide energy and dynamics to the long-term evolution
without being disrupted much by superficial and shortterm distractions. I have found that they have more
impact for future events.
Spotting them requires work like everything else, of
course, but it requires more than that. For the foresight
exercise, instinct and intuition are major assets. Call it
having a nose for it, gut feeling or a sixth sense, they are
gifts that help tremendously to achieve a high level of
successful prediction if you have them in-house.
Discovering the value of a collaborative chain
Next to the inner characteristics, there is plenty of
external value as well. A collaborative chain approach
is a must to connect the dots. In a previous column, I
mentioned how important it is to be curious and know
what is already available out there. When developing
future scenarios, widening the scope beyond your
organisation will do wonders. Be assured that most
of your partners, be it business or other form of
stakeholders, are also trying to figure out the future.
Unfortunately, too often, the links in the chain -or the
stitches in the web- work independently at this exercise.
How much added value there is in joining forces to have
the big picture scenarios would surprise most of us.
Asking How can I help you for the future? to existing
and prospective customers is quite effective. It creates a
bond and a common goal. It also paves the way for higher
added value for the future. Similarly, telling suppliers
quite clearly about your future needs already starts
putting the wheels in motion for receiving better products
and services.
Confronting scenarios with stakeholders who may have
different objectives is a useful reality check about the
larger landscape. To add more value for the future, the
scenarios must of course identify what both the qualitative
and quantitative characteristics of value are exactly, and
how they rank for all of the stakeholders involved.
Christophe Pelletier is a food and agriculture strategist
and futurist from Canada. He works internationally. He
has published two books on feeding the worlds growing
population. His blog is called The Food Futurist.

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BIOMIN marks 25
years of Mycofix
and leading
mycotoxin risk

IOMIN has announced the 25th anniversary of

the launch of Mycofix, the leading mycotoxin
deactivating feed additive, initially introduced in
1991. Its amazing to think that some customers have
been using Mycofix for 25 years. Clients in more than
100 countries recognize Mycofix as the most effective
and innovative product of its kind.
It speaks to longstanding client relationships built
on science, service and speed, remarked Erich Erber,
BIOMIN Founder and President of the Supervisory Board
of Erber Group, of which BIOMIN is a part.
Mycofix represents decades of scientific research on
mycotoxin deactivation and combines the most cuttingedge mycotoxin mitigation strategies available anywhere,
said Ursula Hofstetter, Director Competence Center
Mycotoxins at BIOMIN.
Science first Robust R&D efforts have always been
a core component of the Mycofixproduct line, she
explained. In 1998, the firm signed its first research
agreement on mycotoxin deactivation with the University
of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna. Over time, further

Cargill and Japfa


argill has made its first entry into

the poultry business in Indonesia
by entering a 60-40 partnership
with So Good Food, a wholly owned
Indonesian subsidiary of leading agrifood company Japfa. The joint venture
aims to produce and supply safe and
tasty high-quality poultry products in
The strategic partnership will leverage
Cargills broad industry expertise to
boost So Good Foods capabilities in
consumer food processing technologies,
product innovation and quality
Cargill and Japfa will also work
together to produce a new range of
value-added consumer food products.
Besides toll manufacturing for So
Good Food, the joint venture company,
Cahaya Gunung Foods (Shining
Mountain Foods), will supply highquality products to well-established
and reputable, quick and regular
service restaurants, hotels and the food
service sector, as well as convenience
stores and petrol kiosks in Indonesia.
Cahaya Gunung Foods will also have
the capability to export products to the
Derek Schoonbaert of Cargill was

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improvements and innovative ingredients that demobilise

or degrade mycotoxins have been added.
These efforts have cumulated in the development of
technologies that biotransform mycotoxins into non-toxic
substances, starting with BiominBBSH 797 to counteract
trichothecenes. FUMzyme an ingredient in Mycofix
that detoxifies fumonisins represents the most recent
example of such strategies.
The future of mycotoxin risk management Mycofix now
addresses a much broader range of mycotoxins than ever,
making it an important tool for livestock and aquaculture
producers throughout the world. Biotransformation will
continue to play a key role in protecting animals. Three
decades of research and academic cooperation tells us
that biotransformation is clearly the future of mycotoxin
risk management. Its targeted, irreversible and has a clear
mode of action, outlined Ms Hofstetter.
Also, it doesnt take up much room in feed formulation.
Unlike other methods, it directly addresses the root cause of
health and performance issues mycotoxins and its the
only way to successfully handle severe contamination levels.
Proven effectiveness Mycofix contains the only EU
authorised feed additives proven to adsorb harmful
mycotoxins and to biotransform mycotoxins into nontoxic
metabolites. Each ingredient has been evaluated in
scientific and practical relevant field trials to assure

appointed Managing Director of Cahaya

Gunung Foods and he says, Indonesia
is an important growth market for
Cargill. This is our first venture in the
poultry business in Indonesia and we
are excited to be partnering with Japfa.
He continues, We will implement
our world-class systems and processes
to ensure high quality chicken products
through our broad industry expertise
and quality standards.
In reference to the Cargill-Japfa
partnership, Mr Tan Yong Nang, Chief
Executive Officer of Japfa explained,
We are pleased to further cement
our relationship with Cargill, whom
we have had a long standing business
relationship with. To be selected as
Cargills JV partner is testament of
Japfas high-quality food safety and
welfare standards. We look forward
to strengthening our capabilities and
know-how with Cargills broad industry
expertise, and deliver even better quality
chicken products.
Cahaya Gunung Foods will initially
operate out of So Good Foods
existing value-added meat plant at
Boyolali, Indonesia and take over the
employment of the employees at the
processing facility.
Both companies will look to invest
and expand the operations together,
focusing on new premium products.
Meanwhile, So Good Food will

continue to operate its four meat

processing plants in Indonesia, focused
on producing downstream branded
ready-to-eat consumer food products
such as chicken nuggets, meat balls and
shelf-stable sausages.
According to Euromonitor, Indonesia
is the largest foodservice market
in ASEAN. The value of sales for
Indonesias foodservice market grew
at a compound annual growth rate
(CAGR) of 8.7 percent from 2010 to
2014, reaching US$36.8 billion in 2014,
which was about US$14 billion higher
than the next largest ASEAN market,
Full-service restaurants, fast food and
street stalls are the top three growth
drivers for Indonesias foodservice
market. The sales value of the
foodservice market is estimated to
increase at a CAGR of 9.0 percent from
2015 to 2019, to hit US$56.3 million by
the end of 2018.
Mr Tan concludes, As the worlds
fourth most populous nation, Indonesias
foodservice market offers immense
opportunities. Today, our So Good, So
Good Sozzis and So Nice brands are
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The importance of good training and workforce retention

by Chris Jackson, Export Manager UK TAG
My travels continue,
which gives me a
unique insight into
farming and all of
its allied industries
around the world
ranging from
tropical to the most
temperate of climatic

The scale of farming ranging from some
of the biggest integrators of the world who
rely on the latest technologies for precision
farming along with large and complex
machinery often computer driven through to
medium scale business usually family owned
and run, down to small scale subsistence
farmers who have no other source of
livelihood and who are completely reliant
on weather and disease problems often
compounded by adverse political decisions
which can be made in countries far from their
own shores. Whatever the size and scale of
enterprise, be it crop or livestock production
they all have their own particular challenges
to overcome.
Training is one of the most crucial aspects
of running any business
Without exception, training is one of
the most crucial aspects of running any
business successfully, and having trained
operatives, businesses then need to
motivate and retain their workers. Good
training is both time consuming and
adds considerable costs to production as
technologies advance, then training has to
be on-going and effective.
Let us consider for the moment the problem
for subsistence farmers who cannot afford
the time to be away from their business; this
especially applies to livestock units where the
demand for attention is every day of the year.
In the modern western world that I live
in, we take for granted electricity, power
and now telephones and internet. However
in poorer areas where these do not exist,
then the challenges of training are much
more severe and I would argue that it is in
these special areas that most can be gained
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by demonstrating simple but different

production techniques that could substantially
improve outputs and incomes.
To succeed in these countries, the trainers
need to have a very clear understanding,
not only of the technical language, but
cultural implications as well. Perhaps, more
importantly, they also need to have first class
practical abilities.
The trainers therefore may very well not be
trained to high university levels but must
have practical skills of a different nature.
Trainees must be well motivated and
In order to keep these people interested they
must be well motivated and rewarded and
held in high regard. Unfortunately they are so
often not well respected by society.
I believe that it is of vital importance that
trainers are trained and then placed into the
field so that they can continually transfer
knowledge; at this level the instruction must
be in the field, and as we move along the
farming scale, training can then be based
both around the classroom and the practical
situation. It has been demonstrated clearly
to me that managers need to be competent
in all the tasks so that they can ask staff to
undertake them.
Whereas they may not have the time to
perform all of the tasks daily in order to
inspire confidence in their workers. This
simple principal will also encourage staff
to perform well as they will know that their
managers know first hand whether a job is
being done well or badly.
Sensible and attainable production targets
should also be set that can be rewarded
to motivate and retain staff; the costs of
which will then be offset by an increase in
This is the theme of training that I want to
take forward, as we go to more exhibitions
with Perendale our next being Agri Link in
the Philippines; where I hope that some of
our readers will visit our stand. This will then
be followed by Vietstock and Eurotier.

Cargill and KSE are to

strengthen their
partnership through a new
production line in Spain
Cargills animal nutrition
business will streamline
its production capabilities
in Spain by extending its
facility in Mequinenza with
an additional state-of-the art
production facility. To do
so, Cargill will strengthen
their partnership with KSE
Process Technology, who
plays a key role in this
project. The new facility
will be equipped with the
latest technology for animal
nutrition production. This
includes several ALFRA
dosing and weighing
systems, flexible silos for
storage of raw materials and
an internal transport solution
from KSE. The extension
will enhance product quality,
customer experience and
improve logistics. The new
operation provides us with a
long term perspective for our
operations in Spain, said
Alberto Martnez, managing
director for Cargills animal
nutrition business in Spain.
Spain remains a growing
market and to meet the
demand, producers are
professionalising and scaling
up their operations, added
Martnez. The extended
facility is expected to be
operational in the third
quarter of 2017.

Jordans Mill has won a

Campaign to Protect Rural
England (CPRE) Living
Countryside Award
for Building Design &
Restoration. The award was
announced on Tuesday 4th
October at a ceremony held
at John OGaunt Golf Club
in Sandy, with Jordans Mill
being awarded the CPRE
Mark, the highest accolade
in the awards.

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Milling News

Attention on child nutrition
Clifford Spencer

Welcome to Milling4Life (M4L),

the Charitable Incorporated
Organisation dedicated to the
prevention and alleviation of
poverty, financial hardship and
malnutrition through enhanced
food security from sustainable
Our first project is to introduce
the benefits of milling technology
and practice to a wider audience on the African continent
through targeted knowledge transfer.
To further this aim the M4L team will attend the IAOM
Conference at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on October 24-27,
Significant advance planning has taken place involving
the African Union agency New Partnership for Africas
Development who are providing a supporting speaker to the
conference to discuss the vital subject of food security and
the absolutely central role of milling to achieving this, as yet
unanswered, African aspiration.
Indeed the role of milling has, to the detriment of the cause,
almost been invisible in the mountain of reports published
on the problem of food security.
We are also looking to boost work on indigenous African
crops for milling as these crops represent the very best of
currently undeveloped and unexploited genetics for the
African continent.
We have had a couple of thousand years to bring wheat
to its current refined market state, but only a few decades
working on African equivalents, such as millet and
sorghum, that are more suited to the climate and daylight
length of the different climatic parts of the continent.
We will also be looking at milling crops, such as beans
for food and feed in that they provide valuable human and
animal protein whilst at the same time boosting mixed
cropping systems vital for African smallholders and farmers
The opportunities and the role of millers and milling
businesses in Africa are endless - and also just beginning.
The next decade will be a defining one in terms of milling
and storage equipment design and installation, milling
business developments and market product establishment.
Nutrition of women and children has rightly been receiving
increasing attention as of late and the establishment of the
crucial importance of the first 1000 days of a childs life
from conception, through diet and nutrition to its lifetime
health and achievements is better and better understood.
What greater tribute to the milling industry than to be an
integral part of that vital life-giving process!
Clifford Spencer, CEO Global Biotechnology Transfer
Foundation and Chairman - Milling4Life

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Feed storage, ingredient quality and material handling are all

examples of important aspects of feed manufacturing which is
why training courses are crucial to the success of the animal
production industry. To increase knowledge and expertise on
this topic, Kansas State Universitys IGP Institute teamed up
with US Soybean Export Council (USSEC) to hold the Regional
Animal Production Course (RAPCO) from September 6-9,

Kansas State Universitys IGP

Institute and USSEC host feed
manufacturing course
Participants, who had travelled from across the globe, learned
about ingredient and soybean meal quality, feed storage, feed safety
programs, pelleting, extrusion processing, and feed mill design
and material handling. Participants also learned from USSEC
representatives along with IGP faculty and Kansas State professors.
Carlos Campabadal, course coordinator and feed manufacturing
and grain quality management curriculum manager says, The
IGP-KSU partnership with USSEC continues the technical program
under RAPCO that helps Latin Americans who import US soybeans
and soybean meal to better understand and utilize its nutritional
benefits. It also helps them understand how to improve their feed

Course participants learn

how to measure mixing uniformity

In addition to presentation-style learning, participants toured the

Kansas State Universitys OH Kruse Feed Mill to gain a better
understanding of feed manufacturing and plant operations.
Course participant Elizabeth Bastidas from Colombia says, I
wanted to meet people from other countries with the same type of
product. I have enjoyed listening to other individuals strategies so
that I can incorporate them myself.
Another course participant Roger Ferrera, a plant manager
for Cargill in Honduras comments, I enjoyed the diversity of
companies that took the course and the exchange of knowledge
between them. This is all information that I can take back to my
own plant
Ferrera says he enjoyed the quality of instructors and their
presentations throughout the week because, You can tell that they
know a lot about the subject and can pin-point specific issues we
have in our own plants at home.
This is just one example of the specialized training offered by IGP
Institute. In addition to risk management, IGP faculty also lead
courses in grain marketing, flour milling and grain processing.

The training register

For a long time the International Milling Directory website has acted as the go-to platform for members of the aquaculture and milling industries
in order to stay up-to-date on tradeshow and conference events around the globe, by using it online Events Register.
International Milling is promoted on multiple social media streams including Twitter and Facebook, on all Perendale Publishers blogs
such as The Global Miller and The Aquaculturalists, as well as via its weekly newsletter.
On top of this the International Milling application for smart devices has been launched to further extend the contents
reach, allowing members of the industry to stay up-to-date while on the go.
This month we have launched our new Training Register. It will operate on the same platform as the Events Register, running
side-by-side. Our vision is to produce an easily accessible hub which will list aquaculture- and milling-related training
courses, workshops and educational opportunities from around the world, much the same as the Events Register does for
conferences and expositions.
We recognise that the only reason the Events Register has reached its current scale is due to the relationships
we have built with the industry and the willingness of organisers to supply and update their information
for us to promote. It is this that has led to International Milling Directory becoming such a reliable
reference for industry events, says Mr Roger Gilbert, publisher of the International Milling Directory.
If you, your company or organisation is organising a milling or aquaculture course we would like to hear
from you. No training course is too big or too small for any of our readers to attend.
This promotion service is currently offered free-of-charge.
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GWR-2000 guided microwave

level transmitter

In every edition of Milling and Grain,
we take a look at the products that will
be saving you time and money in the
milling process.

BinMasters GWR-2000 guided microwave level

transmitter provides continuous level measurement
in vessels up to 100 feet tall with accuracy of 0.08
inches (2mm). It utilises time domain reflectometry
(TDR) to continuously measure the distance, level,
and volume of powders or solids in bins, tanks and
This sensor features hazardous location approvals,
a very small upper dead zone, and assures highly
accurate level measurement in low dielectric
materials down to 1.3. It has 4 -20 mA and Modbus
RTU communication options, making it compatible
with an HMI or PLC, as well as BinMasters eBob
LAN-based software program or BinView cloud-base
The GWR-2000 excels in challenging conditions
such as vessels with high dust and air movement, or
excessive noise.

Retsch Technology, Haan, Germany, has introduced the
CAMSIZER X2, the next generation of its CAMSIZER XT dynamic
image analysis system. The new analyzer provides an extended
dynamic measuring range from 0.8m to 8mm with short
measurement times and good reproducibility. This latest series is
based on the patented twin-camera system that consists of two
cameras with different resolutions, operating simultaneously and
permitting measurements in a wide dynamic size range.
Thanks to the latest camera
technology with a three times higher
pixel resolution and higher frame rate
than the previous model, the
number of detected
particles increases


All of these products have been

discovered by virtue of the Twitter
social media platform.
Dont forget to follow the Milling
and Grain team using the hashtag:
For the very latest hashtag, please
go to: @MillingandGrain

BULK-OUT bulk bag weigh batch

unloading system

Hygienic tubular chain drag


Flexicon Europe, Whitstable, UK, has introduced a new BULKOUT bulk bag weigh batch unloading system with manual
dumping station and flexible screw conveyor. Designed for
easy cleaning, it automatically
conveys weighed batches of
contamination-sensitive materials
to downstream processes. The
BFC model discharger frame is
equipped with a cantilevered
I-beam with electric hoist and
trolley for positioning of bulk bags
without the use of a forklift.A bag
dump station with folding bag
shelf allows manual dumping of
minor additions into the hopper
from hand-held packaging and

Spiroflow, Clitheroe, UK, has launched the Chainflow tubular

chain drag conveyor in response to increasingly stringent
requirements of the food industry. Fragile foodstuffs such as
coffee beans, cereals, breakfast cereals, nuts, dried fruit and
confectionery can be transferred gently, hygienically and in
a dustfree manner at capacities up to 10.5m3/h
by means of ultra-strong 304 or 316 stainless
steel chain fitted
with moulded
discs. The
can be
cleaned in
place and is
to run

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Innovative ATEX-certified grinding installation to minimise
explosion risk in fish feed manufacturing process
Employees, production equipment, and buildings are all
incredibly valuable assets. By minimising the required
maintenance and maximising the service life of expensive
grinding installations, its also possible to ensure that they are
much more cost-effective.
In order to further minimise explosion risk, Van Aarsen has
introduced an innovative feeding device with an integrated heavy
parts separator (also known as a stone catcher) for its GD
hammer mill. The GD hammer mill with feeding device from Van
Aarsen will be ATEX-certified.
Innovative feeding device with integrated heavy parts separator
When dust comes into contact with an ignition source, such
as sparks, in an oxygen rich environment, there is a risk of
explosion, and that is exactly what happens when the grinding
process for grains and organic materials is started or stopped in a
hammer mill.
Van Aarsen develops and manufactures machines for the
production of compound feeds and premixes for the animal feed
industry. It is also a leader in developing new techniques for
minimising explosion risk without compromising the efficiency.

Grinding installation
As such, Van Aarsen has now introduced an innovative feeding
device with an integrated heavy parts separator for metal objects,
stones, and other heavy objects. The heavy parts separator detects
such objects and removes them to prevent them from being
fed into the hammer mill and causing sparks. Van Aarsen has
optimised its heavy parts separator by automating the removal of
metal objects and stones and by the combination of this removal
with the screen exchange process.
By ensuring that the automated removal of heavy objects and
the exchange of the screens take place at the same time, the
downtime of the hammer mill is reduced and its capacity is
increased. In order to provide a controlled release of pressure in
case of an explosion, Van Aarsen has also fitted the bin beneath
the hammer mill with a pressure relief valve.
Maximising the life of screens and reducing maintenance and
The new feeding device has a compact design and can easily
be integrated into the GD hammer mill and the automated
screen exchanger. Besides minimising the risk of explosion,
Van Aarsens new feeding device with integrated heavy parts
separator also prevents damage to the screens. This greatly
increases the service life of the screens and significantly reduces
machine downtime and
The GD hammer mill from
Van Aarsen will be ATEXcertified and therefore
complies with the strict
European guidelines for the
prevention of explosions. Van
Aarsen also offers a range
of other options for further
minimising the explosion
risk associated with the
grinding process, including
temperature monitoring and
spark detection.

and quality of the grinding process.

Milling and Grain - October 2016 | 39


Improving general
flour quality

by Maria Olsen, Senior Group Bakery Manager, DuPont Nutrition & Health

hanges in flour quality are and will

continue to be a problem for the
bakery industry. Large amounts of
grain are processed by the milling
industry and many resources used
to secure the flour produced have a
consistent quality.
To solve these quality problems,
millers are accustomed to adding
various functional ingredients to flour, mainly oxidants such as
ascorbic acid and enzymes such as the traditional standard alphaamylases and the technological advanced xylanases.
The goal when adding these ingredients is not only to maintain
a uniform performance but also to improve the general quality of
the flour. Due to the increased use of enzyme technology by flourmills, rapid advances are constantly being made in improving
general flour quality.
DuPont Nutrition & Health offers a wide range of enzymes to
make it easy to optimize almost any type of flour. The most used
types of enzymes are:
GRINDAMYL A Bakery Enzymes for standardizing baking
POWERBake Xylanases for optimizing baking performance

a low falling number and possesses insufficient bread making

The baking performance of flours with varying levels of
amylase activity, represented by variations in falling numbers, is
illustrated in figure 1. Clearly, the most pleasant crumb structure
and bread appearance are obtained with a falling number in 250300 corresponding to a moderate enzyme activity.
The amount GRINDAMYL A required to adjust the
falling number of flour is determined most easily by using
the curve shown in figure two which specifies the amount of
GRINDAMYL A to be used when adjusting a given falling
number to 250. It is both highly important and necessary to
consider which concentration of GRINDAMYL A to use
depending on the dosage equipment.
GRINDAMYL A is widely used by the bakery industry as an
alternative to malt flour containing cereal alpha-amylase. Two

Flour standardisation using GRINDAMYL A

As flour is a natural product, the content of alpha-amylase

varies depending on several factors such as growth and weather
conditions of the crop. Change in quality due to this can be
overcome by supplementing the flour with fungal alpha-amylase
GRINDAMYL A at the mill. This standardisation provides the
necessary basic baking properties to the flour.
The GRINDAMYL A provides the following benefits:
Flour improvement due to starch modification.
Higher gas production giving increased volume.
Improved crust colour due to Maillard browning
Improved flavor due to the Maillard reactions
In order to measure the level of alpha-amylase activity in flour,
different analytical methods are used. The falling number method
(Hagberg) is the common standard to determine the level of
endogenous enzyme activity in the flour. A high falling number
indicates low naturally occurring alpha-amylase, a low number
indicating high alpha-amylase activity. The optimum falling
number is considered to be 250-300.
A high falling number can be adjusted by the addition of
GRINDAMYL A. However, sprouted wheat results in flour with
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Figure 1: Pan bread produced from flour with varying levels of

enzyme activity expressed as falling number

Figure 2: Fungal amylase addition chart GRINDAMYL A 1000

Figure 3: Illustrates the action pattern on starch

Figure 4: Illustrating the volume improvement that can be

achieved with use of xylanase

of the main reasons for using fungal alpha-amylase are that it is

more tolerant towards overdosing compared to cereal amylase
and side activities are low.
Fungal amylase is deactivated at an earlier stage of the baking
process. This eliminates the risk of excessive dextrin formation at
high temperatures, a process that can result in bread with a sticky
and gummy crumb structure.

beta-amylase in flour, increasing the doughs content of maltose

and small dextrins with reducing end groups. Figure 3 illustrates
the action pattern on starch. Beta-amylase is present in excessive
amounts in the flour. The formation of sugars with reducing
end groups increases the level of Maillard reactions, which are
responsible for colour and, to a certain degree, flavour formation
in bread.

Effects of GRINDAMYL A

Flour optimisation with POWERBake Xylanase

Fungal alpha-amylase modifies the accessible starch, i.e. the

damaged starch in the flour, at the dough stage. This modification
increases the formation of dextrins in the dough, resulting in a
positive impact on both volume and crust colour. The dextrins
serves as nutrition for the yeast, the yeast produces more gas and,
thus, the final volume of the bread increases.
The dextrins are also more easily degraded than starch by the

Xylanase (hemicellulase) is being increasingly used by the

milling industry to optimize the baking performance of flour.
There are two reasons for enriching wheat flour with xylanase:
To upgrade flour quality
To reduce the natural variation in flour baking performance
In both cases, it is possible to obtain increased flour processing
flexibility without compromising quality.


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Figure 5: Structure of arabinoxylan (hemicellulose)

POWERBake Xylanase provides additional benefits obtained

by using GRINDAMYL A and the following improvements
during the bread-making process can be seen:
Improved dough characteristics
Tolerance towards changes in flour quality and process
Improved volume
Improved bread appearance
General optimisation of dough quality with POWERBake
Xylanase has been seen to result in quality improvement
and uniformity in the final bread. See figure 4 illustrating
the volume improvement that can be achieved with use of

Mechanism of xylanase

POWERBake modifies the arabinoxylan, improving the

dough characteristics and forming a better gluten structure with
an improved gasretaining ability. The development of a flexible
and homogeneous gluten structure is not only due to insufficient
strong gluten. Arabinoxylan, also referred to as the non-starch
polysaccharide, plays an important role, together with protein,
in forming the cell walls, surrounding the starch granules.
Arabinoxylan makes up 60-70 percent of the endosperm cell
wall, giving wheat flour an arabinoxylan content of 2-3 percent.
A arabinoxylan structure is illustrated in figure 5.
Arabinoxylan is not only important due to its effect on
gluten development in bread-making. It also has a high waterabsorbing capacity and contributes to increased dough viscosity.

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Figure 6: Water biding in dough: Use

of flour milling enzymes

Arabinoxylan can be divided into two fractions based on its water

solubility: Water Extractable Arabinoxylan (WE-AX) and Water
Un-extractable Arabinoxylan (WU-AX).
The water-binding capacity of these fractions is believed
to make a significant contribution to the functionality of
arabinoxylan. WU-AX can bind 10 times its own weight in water,
while WE-AX binds only 4-5 times its weight. The action of
xylanase dissolves WU-AX, at the same time releasing water
for improved gluten formation and alignment. The rigid cell
wall fragments (WU-AX) will then no longer disrupt the gluten
The distribution of water among the constitutional parts of the
flour at the dough stage is very important to the bread making
process, both during processing and in the finished bread. As
illustrated in figure 5, starch represents 80-85 percent of flour and
absorbs 40-45 percent of the water added to the dough, protein
represents 10-14 percent and absorbs 30-35 percent of the water
whereas arabinoxylan represents only 2-3 percent and absorbs
around 25 percent of the water.
By enzymatic modification of arabinoxylan, this water serves
as reservoir for the hydration of gluten, thus improving the gluten
development and, at a later stage of the baking process, the starch
and, thus, improve the softness of the bread.
DuPont Danisco Enzyme is easy to handle as it is dust-free
microgranulate with good free-flowing properties. The enzymes
come in many concentrations and can fulfill the needs for modern
handling in micro dosing equipment.

Our most important ingredient

is the dialogue with our customers.
How do you become the world market leader in
flour improvement and enrichment? With almost
90 years of intensive application research and the
constant search for innovative solutions, certainly.
But ultimately it is the constant dialogue with our
over 1000 mill customers around the world that
sets Mhlenchemie apart. Our flour experts gain
a first-hand understanding of your challenges,
and return to our labs and test bakeries to create
solutions that are a perfect fit. Thats what makes
the difference between satisfied and delighted
customers and thats what makes us successful.

Flour improvement
Flour standardization
Enzyme systems
Fortification with vitamins
and minerals
Flour analysis
Applications services
Metering equipment
for micro-ingredients

German Quality made by Mhlenchemie.

A member of the Stern-Wywiol Gruppe

by Dr Markus Schirmer, Head of Bakery Innovation Center, Grain Milling, Bhler AG, Switzerland

At the Bakery Innovation Center, Bhler know-how is integrated along the entire added value chain

he Bakery Innovation Center (BIC) at

the Bhler headquarters is now five
years old. As a center for vocational
training and further education for bakers
and millers, it is very popular.
To meet the changing needs of
customers and the market, the selection
of courses is being consistently adapted.
By the beginning of 2017 the BIC will
become the training center for the entire production of industrial
bakery goods.
Even though mankind has been processing flour for thousands
of years, it is still a demanding task.
Grain is a living, organic raw material, says Dr Markus
Schirmer, head of the Bakery Innovation Center from Bhler in
Uzwil, Switzerland.
Because no kernel is exactly like another, the individual flour
batches also vary from one to the other. Small bakeries can adjust
to this because the baker uses his experience to compensate for
the differences in the raw material.
But for large companies that need highly automated and
standardized solutions, this variability presents great challenges.

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From grain to bread

Bhler founded the Bakery Innovation Center as a part of its

research and training complex at its headquarters in 2011 in
order to provide its customers with the tools necessary for such
complex tasks. Under the motto From Grain to Bread, Bhler
know-how is integrated along the entire added value chain in the
course topics.
Our standard courses explain the influence of grinding on the
quality of baked goods, provide an introduction into the secrets
of producing industrial bakery products and impart knowledge
about the use of sponges and sourdoughs.

Needs of the course participants

Our course participants want to learn what settings they need

to change on their machines and systems in order to obtain the
same end product with varying raw materials, says Dr Schirmer,
summarising the needs of course visitors.
But industrially-produced bread should not only always taste
the same.
Increasingly, the quality of artisanal baked goods is being
sought. The focus of the courses is therefore on teaching basic
knowledge about the interaction of recipes and technology that

happens before the actual baking process.
This basic knowledge is required for
understanding the complex processes of
manufacturing industrial bakery products.
Only someone who has the basic knowledge
can develop ideas for new products and processes
and respond to problems in production, says Dr

Eliminating additives

The knowledge provided at BIC is not only for

bakers, but also of interest for millers.
The trend towards baking without additives puts
more weight on the grinding process, according to
Dr Schirmer, who is himself a master baker and
holds a doctorate in engineering.
What was previously controlled through
additives in the baking process must now be done
through the characteristics of the flour.
For example, the pressure of the rolls can be used to adjust the
modification of the starch. This in turn affects water absorption
of the flour which then has an influence on the freshness of the
The more moisture in the bread, the longer it stays fresh.
Sponges and sourdoughs can create additional advantages.
Such indirect dough versions contain more water, form natural
aromas and stay fresh longer. Quality fluctuations here can only
be avoided by accurate analyses, sufficient expertise or highly
automated processes, he adds.

Expansion of course offerings

BICs course offerings are constantly being expanded and cover

the manufacture of industrial baked goods to laboratory analyses

of flour and bread quality to saving on costs by optimising flour
A new intensive training course is being added for those
interested in becoming an industrial baker.
Over a period of three weeks, a condensed overview of all
topics - from milling to laboratory analyses to enzymatic
influences on bread - is presented. In addition, topics such as
planning a bakery, key figures, principles of food safety and
hygienic design, to name just a few, are included in the program.
This crash course for the Industrial Baker is aimed primarily
at young managers who wish to gain an overview of the
fundamentals of baking.

Digital Microwave Moisture Measurement

Reduce Energy Costs - Reduce Waste - Improve Quality

Hydro-Mix Sensor
Installing a Hydronix digital moisture sensor into your process is a
simple and cost effective way to accurately control your dryer and
to improve the quality of your nal product:

Digital technology with precise linear output

Easy integration into new or existing systems
Install in silos, conveyors or before / after dryers
Wide moisture measurement range

Hydronix Ducting System with

a Hydro-Mix sensor installed
To make installation of our sensor even easier, Hydronix has
designed a ducting system specically for grain, rice and pulses.
Available in both round and square ducting and with vertical or
angled options, the system diverts a portion of the main
ow of material across the sensor head providing
the most accurate, real time moisture
measurement available.

Not affected by dust or colour

Temperature stable
Local service & support

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Success story

Considering how complex the subject matter of baking is, its

no wonder that BIC enjoys such popularity.
With five to 10 customers per week, we are almost always
fully booked, says Dr Schirmer.
Over 1000 people have taken part in almost 100 courses which
have been carried out in Uzwil so far.
However, knowledge transfer is not only going on in full swing
in Uzwil. The Bhler training centers in South Africa, China and
India are also well visited.
Courses are even being offered in external schools or as a
company course to be in closer proximity to customers. This
not only saves travel costs for the customer; more importantly,
Bhlers local presence means that it understands the local market
and can offer regional-specific expertise.
In Europe, the trends are more customer-driven while in Africa
or Latin America they are often regulated by the government.
Nigeria, for example, requires that cassava flour be added to
wheat bread to help the country become more independent of
imports, points out.
For such regulations, Bhler not only supplies the technology
but also helps customers to develop recipes in order to be as
productive as possible.

Expansion to include an Application Center


The Bhler Bakery Innovation Center will be expanded to an

Application Center over the next few months.
Starting in 2017, courses on the complete production process
for baked goods will be held.
We will be able to offer courses covering everything that
concerns the production of industrial bakery goods in our new

Application Center from handling the raw material over the

mixer to the oven, says Dr Schirmer:
When it is completed, not only classes will be held here. BIC
will be available to Bhler customers for testing new recipes as

About the author

Dr Markus Schirmer leads the Bakery Innovation Center at

Bhler headquarters in Uzwil, Switzerland. His professional
background helps him function as a link between technology
and baking production. As a master baker, Dr Schirmer also
completed an engineering degree as well as master degree
and then did a doctorate in grain process engineering at the
Technical University of Munich with the topic A novel
approach for structural analysis of high viscose starch based
products during heating.
In addition to his managerial tasks at Bhler, Dr Schirmer
is active in the German Baking Industry Association
(Vereinigung der Backbranche, VDB), board member of
the C&E Association, the European Hygienic Engineering
& Design Group (EHEDG), the Weihenstephaner
Institute for Grain Research (Weihenstephaner Institut fr
Getreideforschung, WIG) and is a bread sensor technician
for the German Agricultural Society (DLG).




JUNE 13, 2017



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GRAPAS is oering those supplying products

and services to millers working in the food
sector to present their latest technological

Part of the FVG Select 2017 event, 13 & 14 June, 2017,

Cologne, Germany

Online registration will open on October 1, 2016

Raw materials, additives and product

Technological developments in the milling

Challenges facing the food industry

For more information and to register visit:


alysta, the company developing and

introducing a new protein source
based on single-cell organisms - a
bacterium called methylococcus and
destined for inclusion in fishfeeds, has
built a market introduction facility
in Teesside, England, with production
beginning in this last quarter of 2016.
At an opening ceremony prior to
the start of Aquaculture Europe 2016 being held in Edinburgh
in the same week in September, the company said this facility
will enable it to provide commercially-representative samples to
customers for testing from early 2017.
Additionally, Calysta will be pursuing feed trials in warm water
aquaculture species and product registration in jurisdictions
outside the European Union.
The company also announced earlier this year a partnership
with Cargill Corn Milling with an investment estimated at
US$30 million, for production of the FeedKind Aqua protein in

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North America and marketing worldwide. A world scale plant is

expected to open in the United States by 2018.
Cargills involvement dramatically accelerates the introduction
of commercial production of FeedKind Aqua protein and next
generation products are in active development.
FeedKind Aqua protein can be customized to suit customer
Current modications being pursued include elevating the levels
of individual amino acids, incorporating omega-3 fatty acids and
optimizing the amino acid prole for species-specic dietary
FeedKind Aqua protein has proven gastrointestinal benets to
salmon, including the prevention of soy-induced enteritis. The
company is also researching potential anti-viral and anti-parasite
effects conferred by this new protein product.
Using methanotrophs as a replacement protein source dates
back some 20 years when a Danish company called BioProtein
developed a stable production process for singlecell protein
production. Statoil, the Norwegian oil and gas giant bought into

BY 2050 THE

the product and process and pursued its potential for inclusion in
fishfeeds before selling the technology in 2014 to Calysta, which
has been further refining it since then.
Critically, both the EU and Norway had approved the use of
Methylococcus-based organisms and the process using them in
fishfeeds during the product's early development.
However, the USA is still to complete its approval of the
product. The company is aiming to have that approval soon and
aims to build facilities in the US by 2018.
Dr Alan Shaw is Calysta President and CEO with its global
headquarters in Menio Park, California. He says, The opening
of this plant represents the end of a decade of development and
heralds a new era in the race to sustainably feed the worlds
growing population.

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By 2050 the global population is expected to rise from 7.4

billion today to 9.6 billion and require 70 percent more protein
than is currently available.
Calysta can help meet this need by supplying the aquaculture
industry with a naturally produced, sustainable and traceable feed
alternative to replace conventional ingredients based on fishmeal
and soya. Calystas proprietary technology enables retailers and
consumers to have increased confidence in the integrity of their
Our first focus is the salmon farming industry and we were
very pleased to welcome representatives from a number of key
producers. FeedKind protein has been shown to improve growth
rates, nitrogen retention and gut health in Atlantic salmon.
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officially opened the facility adjacent to the Centre for Process

Innovation (CPI). She was joined by Dr Shaw and Nigel Perry,
The plant is supported by a conditional Exceptional Regional
Growth Fund (EGRF) award and represents a total potential
investment of UK30 million. When completed, the facility is
expected to provide employment for 35 to 40 people.
It was an honour to open Calystas market introduction facility
today, says Ms Turley MP.
As well as generating investment and employment in Teesside,
this facility puts the UK at the forefront of the race to address
the worlds growing protein demand with novel technologies. I
am really pleased that Calysta have chosen to base their biotech
project here and look forward to seeing the facility develop

The official opening at the Wilton Centre was followed by a

conference hosted by Calysta to discuss the increasing worldwide
demand for fish protein, traceability and sustainability.
Representatives from Marine Harvest, Sainsburys and
Rabobank took part in a panel discussion at the event.
Based in Menlo Park, California and established in 2011,
Calysta brings together experts in biotechnology and product
innovation to focus on commercialising disruptive, sustainable
In February 2016 Calysta announced US$30 million in Series
C funding including an investment from Cargill. To date, the
company has raised approximately US$50 million.
Calysta, Inc of Menlo Park in California is an innovator
in sustainable products. Calysta Nutrition develops and
commercialises fish and livestock nutritional products improving
food security worldwide.
CEO Shaw says the goal isnt to replace conventional fish feed
but to provide alternative sources of protein to supplement the
fast-growing market.
While FeedKind requires no agricultural land, fertilisers or
pesticides and little water and has a ready feedstock of easilycultured methylococcus bacteria - its one drawback is its reliance
on methane which has been partly overcome with the recent
developments of the fracking industry in the US.
The company is, however, aiming to rapidly scale production
once a US plant is in operation and estimates production the first
year at 15,000 tonnes with a target of 200,000 tonnes by 2020.
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FeedKind Aqua protein is a sustainable,
cost-competitive alternative to shmeal.
On the EU catalogue of feed materials, it
is a single cell protein approved for use in
all aquaculture species.
FeedKind Aqua protein is produced
via natural fermentation with non-GM
organisms and contains 71 percent crude
protein with an amino acid composition
superior to vegetal sources. Ten percent
crude fat content consisting primarily
of short-chain, saturated fatty acids
contributes to sh llets with a rm
Replacing shmeal with FeedKind
Aqua protein improves nitrogen retention
and increases growth rates in Atlantic
It is a protein source that is traceable


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Additionally, FeedKind Aqua protein
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other ingredients:
No animal-based ingredients or
No mercury content
Production is independent of weather,
climate variability and fishing
It does not compete with the human
food chain
There is no agricultural land use and
minimal water is required

Calysta has sponsored an impartial

analysis and report by the Carbon Trust
Assessment of Environmental Impact
of FeedKind Protein' to look at carbon,
water and land use of the new process.
It should be noted that FeedKind protein
is not currently in commercial production,
says the report.
This product footprint is based on data
from a decommissioned facility that had
a production capacity of approximately
10,000 tonnes per annum. The location
for the new facility is assumed to be
Mobile, Alabama, USA for the purposes
of this study.
Commercial production is expected
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Lucrative power balancing
schemes can help the milling
and grain industry unlock
long-term revenues of 90,000
per Megawatt from National
Grid or EirGrid

by Michael Phelan, CEO at National Grid and EirGrid

Aggregator, Endeco Technologies

any in the milling and grain

sector may be unaware that
there is a significant new
revenue stream available to
progressive and forwardthinking mills. It focuses
on the use of energy, and
how by turning the power
down for a relatively short
period each year in line with National Grids and EirGrids
requirements, companies can enjoy considerable and long-term
financial rewards.

High Energy Consumption

The milling and grain industry is by its very nature an intensive

user of energy. In flour mills, energy-using equipment as
such roller mills, purifiers, sifters, fans and conditioning kit is
commonplace. The equipment found in animal feed mills such
as pellet presses, steam boilers, grinders and fans is equally as
Unfortunately this level of intensive energy use across industry
represents a problem in the power sector, where only the most
oblivious will be unaware that there exists a somewhat precarious
electricity supply situation. According to a Guardian newspaper
report earlier in 2016, UK electricity demand is expected to
outstrip supply by over 40% within 10 years.

Financial opportunities for energy-intensive businesses

Many thought renewables would deliver the answer, but

in reality the inflexibility of renewable energy sources in
conjunction with the difficulty of controlling grid stability in realtime, represents a major challenge for grid operators. In simple
terms, when generation and energy demand are imbalanced, a
change of frequency in the grid system occurs, which is made
worse by the intermittent nature of wind and solar sources.
The requirement for quicker grid balancing and frequency is
why the system operators (National Grid (in the UK) and EirGrid
and SONI in Ireland) now offer a number of opportunities for
energy-intensive businesses, with very lucrative rewards for those
able to offer real-time response.
Ofgem, the industry regulator, is also on-board, recently laying
out five priority areas of focus, central to which is a pledge to
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make the UK energy system more flexible. With this in mind,

Ofgem is actively encouraging businesses to engage in demandside response.

Demand-side response

Firm frequency response (FFR) and the new Dynamic FFR, as

well as the forthcoming (2017) Enhanced FFR, are schemes that
all form part of the system operators broad DSR (Demand Side
Response) suite of solutions. In essence, these schemes involve
removing sufficient load from the grid to stabilise frequency.
To help boost uptake, the National Grid and EirGrid are offering
those that participate the potential to earn extra income from
assets by adjusting power consumption in real-time. As a result,
grid operators can reduce the requirement for coal and gas-fired
reserves to be ready to supply power at short notice.

Earn up to 90,000 per megawatt

This is where the milling and grain industry can accrue

significant financial rewards. To provide an indication, in the
UK sums of up to 90,000 are currently achievable for every
megawatt (MW) of average onsite energy consumption turn
down. In Ireland, the latest scheme DS3 System Services also
offers very significant sums per megawatt.
Any mill expecting to endure weeks if not months of blackouts
to see financial savings on such levels would be wrong. In the
first instance, the requirement is for turn-down not turn-off,
and secondly, the sums stated are in return for around 10 (on
average) turn-down events per year, lasting for a maximum
of just 30 minutes each. In total, this adds up to on average around 5 hours a year.
For those thinking there must be a catch, there isnt. The grid
operators are prepared to pay such high rewards as it is obliged
to control frequency within the limits specified in the Electricity
Supply Regulations, i.e. 1% of nominal system frequency
(50.00Hz) except in abnormal or exceptional circumstances. It
must therefore ensure that sufficient generation and/or demand
is reserved in automatic readiness to manage all credible
eventualities that might produce frequency variations.

Virtual power plant

As every milling and grain facility will have its own array
of assets and requirements, comprehending and choosing the

optimum DSR scheme is vital. With this in mind, partner companies

known as aggregators provide the critical elements that enable
participating companies to make the best selection and optimise returns.
Aggregators take a central role in this new power-balancing arena. In
essence, they act as intermediaries between the Grid operators and large
energy users.They create a virtual power plant where the assets of
hundreds of companies are aggregated. This provides a grid-balancing
mechanism helps the system operators to deliver on their vision for a
more sustainable, flexible power infrastructure.
All of this combines to help National Grid (UK) and EirGrid (Ireland)
to minimise the operational costs of making the grid smart because
the aggregators deliver a technical solution to the challenge of grid

Essential partnership

From the point of view of the end user, an aggregator such as Endeco
Technologies - is an essential partner for any feed or grain mill that
wishes to take advantage of the long-term lucrative opportunities. They
take care of the necessary hardware and software installation, as well as
the online monitoring and reaction systems, and the day-to-day running
of the system.
All of this is offered without any capex requirement, with the
aggregator instead taking a percentage of the scheme pay-out. As a point
of note, the aforementioned sum per megawatt is the amount payable
after the aggregator has taken payment.
Participating companies are in prime position to benefit from this
offer. In this first instance, energy consumption is reduced on selected
equipment after an audit of the plant, before energy strategies to reduce
cost are adapted and agreed with the plants operations team.
The chosen aggregator will connect the manufacturers principal
assets to its proprietary on-site optimisation platform, which enables the
automated control of energy consumption via wirelesssmart sensors and
actuators. One part of the aggregators job is to ensure mills are ready
and able to turn down their energy use when the grid operators require
it, and check that the response works correctly. Facilities employing an
aggregator simply relax and concentrate on day-to-day business.

Aggregate to accumulate

The answer to the question of which aggregator is best depends on

many factors. However, companies should be mindful to only work with
one that has a solid portfolio of successful existing sites under its belt.
A further vital factor is to choose an aggregator, such as Endeco
Technologies that offers a technology platform that can future-proof
against better schemes being introduced.
Response schemes are always likely to change over time and plants
participating in the scheme must be technology-ready to access more
financially attractive tariffs.
Ultimately, DSR schemes represent a no-risk route to generous
additional income for mills willing to help the UK better manage its
challenging electricity requirements.
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An approved National Grid or EirGrid

aggregator will assess your available assets and calculate
revenue potential:
In flourmills, assets are likely to include: roller mills, purifiers,
sifters, fans and conditioning kit.
In animal feed mills, assets may include: pellet presses, steam
boilers, grinders and fans.


Your aggregator will work with you to establish

parameters for response (including generator / battery backup), define constraints and operational priorities. This ensures
that there will be no impact on your operations and processes
as a result of turn-down.


Your aggregator will install and

configure its technology platform to connect your energy
intensive assets with no capital outlay *.


Once youre connected, youre ready to

respond when required, without risk or impact on your


You start receiving monthly payments from the Grid

Operators within one month.
*Endeco Technologies doesnt ask for any capital outlay
for the implementation of the technology platform. Other
aggregators might take a different approach.
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From 1980-2005, an estimated 119 deaths have occurred in the US alone, as a result of combustible
dust explosions, with feed and grain as one of the leading industries experiencing explosions

by W Brad Carr, President, SonicAire, USA

his is the first of a two-part series

to help grain and feed processors
understand the new actions proposed by
NFPA 652, the latest. The second part
of the series will examine the spectrum
of dust control options available, and
evaluate the strengths and weaknesses
of each alternative.
In all situations, it is always dangerous
if you dont know what you dont know. This is especially true of
combustible dust because in this case, ignorance is not bliss. In
fact, it is deadly.
The risks from fugitive combustible dust continue to remain
high for grain processors. Fugitive dust accumulates, forming
a combustible cloud that results in explosions that destroy
facilities and/or injure or kill employees. Unfortunately, this is
not an isolated event. The latest statistics on combustible dust
explosions is chilling. Over a 25-year period in the US from
1980-2005, there have been: 281 combustible dust incidents, 718
injuries and 119 deaths. From 2008-2012 there have been another
50 accidents reported.
Whilst these dust incidents occur throughout many industries,
feed and grain is one of the leading industries experiencing
In February of this year, an explosion at the Rockmart Feed Mill

56 | October 2016 - Milling and Grain

in Atlanta, Georgia killed one person and injured five others. The
tragic irony of this incident is that the plant had been reviewed by
OSHA in 2013 after a small dust explosion, and had subsequent
annual on-site inspections.
Nevertheless, feed dust continued to accumulate between the
inspections and consequently caused the disastrous explosion. A
witness described to WSB-TV in Atlanta, that the sound was as
loud as a sonic boom or an earthquake.
Similarly, in June 2016, OSHA fined High Country Elevators
Inc. US$51,920 for several issues including combustible dust
accumulation above 1/8.
These are just two examples of unnecessary tragedy and
expense, as a result of a lack of collective knowledge or concern
for compliance or perhaps both.
Regulatory agencies have responded with issuing higher fines
and new standards. No one wants more accidents. But there
remains a gap in knowledge and I am writing to fill that gap.

NFPA releases new standards

In August 2015, the National Fire Protection Association

(NFPA) published a new standard on combustible dust: NFPA
652. It is designed to supply unifying standards and principles
across industries.
Currently, the draft of NFPA 652 is in review for possible edits.
Although a second revision is scheduled to be released in January

2018, it is wise for us to consider the changes required in the
current version since it has been issued.
Therefore, what follows are the highlights of changes dictated
by NFPA 652 issues so grain processors can take action to best
protect their businesses and employees. There are significant
changes to processes that the grain industry must be aware of and
respond to.

Scope of standard

NFPA 652 defines its scope as the following: This standard

shall provide the basic principles of and requirements for
identifying and managing the fire and explosion hazards of
combustible dust and particulate solids.
In essence, it sets the standards that are fundamental
requirements for all industries with combustible dust hazards.
NFPA 654 was once considered the umbrella standard for all
industries not covered by other NFPA standards for specific
The new NFPA 652 sets a baseline for all industries. In
addition, NFPA 652 concentrates
more on specific management
and procedural requirements to
mitigate fire and explosions from
combustible dust. Together, NFPA
652 and the other industry-specific
standards provide a comprehensive
framework for managing
combustible dust hazards.

"The risks from fugitive combustible dust continue

to remain high for grain processors. Fugitive dust

accumulates, forming a combustible cloud that
results in explosions that destroy facilities and/or
injure or kill employees

Steps to designing a helpful DHA:

Step 1: Identify all processes connected with combustible dust.

List process lines where dust could exist. Identify all pieces of
equipment, such as bins, silos, tanks, bucket elevators, sifters,
dryers, ovens, conveys, screen augers and classifiers.

Combustible dust standards

During the development of NFPA

652, (Exponent, 8.11.15) there
was debate over how to interact
with existing commodity-specific
combustible dust standards, when
those standards contain differing
requirements. To accommodate
those differences, NFPA 652
contains a conflict section on
which standards take precedence
when there is a discrepancy in
Overall, NFPA 652 emphasizes
the need to evaluate and manage
- not just measure. The main
changes lie in the need for a Dust
Hazard Analysis (DHA) and a
Management of Change (MOC)

How to develop an actionable


The Dust Hazard Analysis is

one of the biggest changes in
required activities for feed and
grain processors. In fact, a DHA
is required for all companies that
generate, process, handle or store
combustible dusts or particulate
solids. It is required and is
permitted to be phased in no later
than three years from the effective
date of the standard and is applied

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Step 2: Identify locations where dust can accumulate. This
means you have to inspect all areas where dust exists, and
identify the level of accumulation. You must pay particular
attention to overhead structures such as piles, joists, beams and
ductwork. You also have to examine drop ceilings and any area
where dust potentially could be released in abnormal conditions.
Step 3: Determine your ignition sources. This can come from
anywhere, but pay attention to process equipment, smoking,
static electricity, forklifts, welding or other high temperature
work, friction, electrical sparks or arching, radiant heat, and open
Step 4: Quantify the risk. Evaluate the deflagration and
explosion potential for each area and piece of equipment.
Determine the severity of risk for employees and processes. If the

to be protected by either performance-based or prescriptive

Overhead fans to limit dust accumulation have been identified
specifically as a viable housekeeping solution
Engineering design controls are preferable for difficult to clean
areas (A.

What is new with OSHA?

The good intentions of NFPA do not necessarily translate into

good practice. Whilst all of these standards are developed by
experts in the field, they are are only voluntary.
OSHA regulations give legal teeth to these standards. Since
2006, the Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has been pushing
OSHA to announce and enforce a general industry standard for
combustible dust. This push occurred after the
CSB study that found there were so many dustFigure 1: Industries involved in dust related incidents
related incidents from 1980-2005.
At the beginning of the Obama administration, it
looked as if OSHA was going to do just that. They
were focusing on regulations that were as strong
as when they began to implement a National
Emphasis Program (NEP) in 2008, a program
that encouraged Congress to develop two bills
(HR5522 and HR 691) to regulate and enforce
these standards. Both bills died slow deaths in
Bloomberg BNA reported (1.11.16) that OSHA
is not likely to push for a comprehensive dust
standard based on NFPA 652. Their officials have
not attended NFPA meetings in the last 18 months.
However, OSHA is still enforcing the industry15%
standards for combustible dust hazards. In
This graph shows the
breakdown according
2015, federal provisions were made for
to Occupational
its penalty fines; some industry
Safety and Health
experts expect it to increase by as much as 82
Combustible (OSHA)
Dust National Emphasis
But OSHA now allows the density of dust to
Program, 3-10-08
be considered when inspecting for accumulation.
Because not all dust is created as equal, the density
of dust has an allowable accumulation that is potentially higher
area/equipment is deemed hazardous, identify performance-based
(<1). To use a higher metric, plant managers must send their dust
or prescriptive methods for remediation.
to a laboratory for bulk density testing. The higher the number
Step 5: Examine and evaluate current safety measures. This
of the dusts bulk density, the lower the allowable accumulation
includes housekeeping, suppression, isolation, venting, facilitybecomes.
design and equipment selection.
However, even with these calculations, it is extremely rare
come across a bulk density number of less than 3lbs/ft3.
How to design a MOC
means that most industries remain unaffected by this new
A management of change (MOC) plan is now required for
measurement standard.
certain changes made in any facility. Logically, the plan will vary
The bottom line with OSHA in the real world is this: Keep
according to the specific change identified.
fugitive dust accumulations as low as physically possible. I
What is needed is a written MOC to comply with NFPA 652
know I dont want to find myself arguing about the density of my
recommendations. You must have one on hand if there are any
plants dust with an OSHA inspector. And lets face it, we all need
deviations from the original DHA.
to do what we can to keep danger out of the workplace wherever
Other NFPA 652 noteworthy changes
You cannot just look at the accumulation tolerances identified
in NFPA 652 alone. Instead, you have to consider 652 and the
So what do we do now?
industry-specific standard for dust level accumulations
The hard cold reality is that the risks still exist regardless of the
Each plant must have its own threshold level of allowable
governments action or inaction.
dust accumulations, set by owner or management. From there,
Clearly therefore, we have to implement solutions that could
housekeeping methods will be developed, with appropriate
provide the safest solution that makes the most business sense. In
order to do that, we need to know what is available, and evaluate
Operating equipment within an explosion hazard location must
the strengths and weaknesses of each option.
be isolated
I will address this in Part 2 of this Series in the next issue of
All buildings or areas with a dust deflagration hazard need
Milling and Grain magazine.


58 | October 2016 - Milling and Grain


Bentall Rowlands Storage Systems

Limited talks grain storage

by Bentall Rowlands

ith over a century of

experience in the design,
quality and installation
of grain storage systems,
Bentall Rowlands
Storage Systems
Limited is a leading UK
manufacturer in complete
storage and processing
equipment for the agricultural and industrial markets.
They offer a wide range of galvanised steel silos and hoppers,
water tanks, catwalks and platforms, material handling
equipment, cleaning and grading and weighing and drying
systems that are assembled worldwide.
Their engineering and technical expertise combined with
continued focus on customer satisfaction places them in a
strong position to capitalise on the expanding market in storage
systems. With the capabilities to design, manufacture, supply
and install storage systems from an extensive range of products,
they provide comprehensive end-to-end solutions, which can be
designed to any specific clients requirements.
Bentall Rowlands have designed and installed silos worldwide,
including the UK, Kenya, Thailand, Germany, Holland, France,
Ukraine, Malawi, New Zealand and many more.

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Kevin Groom, Technical Director stated recently that, Our

storage systems are individually designed for all clients. Each
project has a bespoke design that is sure to match, if not exceed
client expectations. We are extremely proud of the projects
that we have undertaken in many challenging areas, proving
that whatever the specification, we are sure to provide the most
suitable design necessary.

Silo Design

There are a number of reasons why each silo/project is a

bespoke design and it simply comes down to the fact that not
every customer or area is identical. Geographical conditions have
a huge part to play in the design of silos (e.g the application of
the latest Eurocode norms in Europe) as do climate conditions
(influencing aeration and long term storage practices) and site
As the worlds population increases we are finding that the
projects are becoming closer to cities and towns. This brings with
it a new dimension where we have to take into account the impact
the project will have on local areas. Not only the increase in local
traffic, but also dust and noise pollution is becoming more of an
When starting any new project, the first round of meetings
with a customer always proves to be the most important. Great

attention to detail is a must when it
comes to a successful project. As a
supplier we must first understand the
needs of the customer. The heres one I
made earlier approach to grain storage
projects has become a thing of the past.

The need for galvanising

Galvanisation is the process of

applying a protective coating of zinc to
the raw materials of the manufactured
parts of the silos in order to prevent
rusting. In areas where high levels of
corrosion could be present, this is a
necessity. Compared to other companies,
we use Z600 (similar but above G185)
as standard whereas some companies
may only use Z270 (equals G90).
This greatly increases the life
expectancy of our silos. For example,
in tropical marine areas where storage
systems are required, you can expect
them to last somewhere around 35 years
which is a huge advantage over other
Countries that have high levels of
precipitation and humidity will rely on the galvanising of the
silos in order to protect them from this corrosion. This is standard
on all types of storage equipment, to add that extra bit of security
on life expectancy. Powder coating of silos, as per customer
requirements is a part of the services we can render.

Seismic activity

When we are tasked with the job of designing a new storage

facility, there has to be a thorough inspection and survey of the
site done prior to any work taking place. The geology of the
area is key to the design. When designing a storage system for
erection in a known earthquake region, they must be designed to

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the country's relevant seismic standards.
All silos will need to be built a great deal stronger to cater for
the horizontal loading at ground level and it is far better to keep
the silos height down. Silos that are shorter and wider are far
better than those that are tall and thin. When seismic activity
strikes, a structure that has a larger base area is more likely to
withstand the pressures and remain intact.
If you have a taller and thinner structure, this presents a huge
amount of stress to the lower sections of the silo, which will
ultimately result in the collapse of this structure. Due to the fact
that the magnitude of earthquakes varies greatly, all of our silos
are individually designed to suit each areas requirements and
regional norms.

Dealing with high winds

High winds can cause great problems for a number of

structures, including our storage facilities. We make sure that our
silos are designed to withstand gusts of 50m per second, which
equates to 180km per hour. A couple of years ago, there were
fierce storms that occurred in Scotland.
We had reports that all of the silos withstood the gale force
winds, with no reported problems or damage. In areas where
silos could be prone to these high winds, the structure needs to
be quite similar to that where seismic activity takes place. Silos
will withstand these huge wind speeds when they are designed
to cover a greater base area. This gives them the stability needed
to remain intact once a storm is passing. As much as possible,
Bentall Rowlands will adhere to local legislations.
The local annex of the Eurocodes for Germany for example
brings the height of the site over sea level or the proximity to the
sea into the equation of the wind load pressure calculation.

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Temperature change

For countries that are prone to temperature fluctuations, the

design of the storage system needs to be carefully thought out,
especially in countries prone to high levels of moisture. In severe
cold weather where snow can be quite extreme, it is the roof of
the structure that needs to be one of the main focuses. Snow load
is the reason for engineering changes.
When designing the roof, it is important to know what depth
of snow can be expected in a given area. We designed a bespoke
storage system for an area within the Ukraine where the snow can
get extremely deep. We specifically designed the roof on each silo
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Faced with the difficulty of supplying food to the French

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Their passion and taste for innovation have constantly driven
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and Patisseries School and the invention of mixes in 1968. The
birth of the first Campaillette came in 1989 and the Recettes de
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More recently, the creation of the new Campaillette concept and
new network in 2015 was launched.
And in 2001, with the merger of the milling businesses of
Grands Moulins de Paris, Grands Moulins Storione, Euromill
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milling business.
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percent. To comply with the high quality requirements, Joordens
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a minimum capacity of 75 m3 per hour. Extremely gentle transport,

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Supplies just keep on growing

by John Buckley

Prices might have

stayed down or
dropped further still
if not for ongoing
concerns about the
proportion of higher
quality milling wheat
in this years mix.
Wet harvest weather
has lowered protein
content of US hard red
winter bread wheat
its main export grade.

CROP farmers anxiously watching prices fall to ever less remunerative levels have had further
unwelcome news over the past couple of months from yet higher cereal and oilseed crop
estimates across the Northern Hemisphere.
World wheat production has been raised from 731m to 745m tonnes and is now 10m over
even last years giant crop, according to the US Department of Agriculture. The move follows
combined increments to US, Russian, Ukrainian, Australian and Canadian production, far
outweighing a steep downward revision in the EUs prospects since mid-year (which may not be
the end of that story).
In a season of flat growth in world wheat trade the arena in which international value is
made even a prospective 8.7m tonne drop in Europes wheat export potential seems to be
getting swallowed up by the growing competition among its key rivals.
The USDA has also marked up consumption by 20m tonnes since mid-year, putting it some
27m over last years (gains mainly in the US, China and India). However, that fails to stop world
wheat surplus stocks rising from last years 241m to 249m tonnes their highest ever level.
The bellwether US wheat futures markets which started the season under the impression that
world output would decline this year - have responded by trading down to fresh 10-year lows,
shedding about 30% of its peak 2016 value at one point, before a partial bounce-back to a recent
23% net loss.
Prices might have stayed down or dropped further still if not for ongoing concerns about the
proportion of higher quality milling wheat in this years mix. Wet harvest weather has lowered
protein content of US hard red winter bread wheat its main export grade. Excessive rain is
also said to be causing some problems with vomitoxin and low proteins in Canada. French
wheat quality has been badly hit by the rains and floods that plagued its crop before and during
the harvest, affecting Hagberg falling numbers and other milling characteristics, if having less
dramatic impact on proteins, which should at least help disposal into feed outlets. German and
Baltic EU States have also encountered some problems with rain compromising harvest quality
while parts of Russia and Ukraine have seen similar weather problems. Russias crop is so large,
that its smaller proportion of milling wheat to feed may still exceed last years volume. Down
South, the Australian wheat crop, still a month or so away from harvest as we go to press, is said
to suffering some rain damage in New South Wales, its second most important exporting state.
This litany of crop problems is being reflected in larger than
usual premiums for better quality milling wheats over middling/
lower grades. Yet, such has been the descent in the market as a
whole, that even with that increment, some of the top wheats are
still trading at cheaper than usual levels.
In the USA, for example Dark Northern Spring wheat was

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offered export (fob) terms for nearby shipments from $264 down
to $247 per tonnes last month much the same as at this time last
year and far cheaper than in the autumn of 2014. But thats a full
$50 premium over better quality (12.5% protein) Hard Red Winter
wheat which is itself trading a massive $37 over ordinary HRWs
(compared with a $10 differential this time last year). The higher
volume of lower quality HRW is meanwhile putting it at a discount
to usually cheaper soft red winter wheat on fob export markets.
This wider than usual quality split and the ensuing price
differential is likely to result in far larger than usual supplies of
wheat offered to the feed sector in direct competition with maize
and other coarse grains in the US, in Europe and on the worlds
export markets especially in Asia, where buyers can be sensitive
to relative wheat/maize pricing.
In the months ahead, these three factors will be key drivers

of the wheat price: massive supplies overall, heavy export

competition and relatively tighter availability of higher quality
wheats. How all this will pan out in terms of average wheat
prices is uncertain. But for the time being, the quality premium
clearly looks likely to stick, if not expand further as buyers try to
get their hands on the best grade supplies first, keeping abundant
lower grade wheat prices under downward pressure.
Even more maize
IT has been a switchback year for the world maize market.
Prices initially rose quite sharply amid constantly sliding
estimates for a drought-reduced Brazilian crop the worlds
second largest export source after the USA. US markets were also
supported by talk of the La Nina weather phenomenon (the flip
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year in food/industrial outlets. China will also boost demand

summer. Brazilian prices firmed further as its currency revived
from record lows against the US$ (in which most grain is traded) by 8.5m tonnes as it auctions off its massive reserves of maize
from past surplus crops. Some analysts think it might use far
but by then, it had oversold its short crop (cashing in on earlier
more than that as it offers new subsidies to its processors in an
currency weakness). With floods delaying the Argentine harvest
attempt to clear more of this surplus (which currently accounts
and Europe east and west more or less sold out after last years
poor EU/CIS harvests, that left the export floor clear for US corn for almost half the world stocks of maize). A number of smaller
demand increases are also expected in the EU (+2m) and in CIS,
suppliers to sell far more than they had earlier expected.
Asian and Latin American countries.
For a while, that export bonanza appeared to be propping up
Despite that, the maize market will remain in surplus, adding
the US market, and in turn global and European maize prices.
at least 10m tonnes to its already large global stockpile (forecast
However, in the past couple of months, mostly ideal US weather
219.5m tonnes). The lions share of that stock increase will take
has seen yield estimates start to rise and on top of an upward
place within the USA (+17m tonnes) leaving stocks there at
adjustment in the USDAs official planted acreage forecast, this
levels not seen for decades and equal to about 19% of usage or
has led to US production numbers rising from 366.5m to 383m,
almost 10 weeks supply.
versus last years 345.5m tonne crop.
As the sheer size of the coming US crop sunk in, CBOT
Over that same period, Brazils current (2015/16) crop forecast
futures prices embarked on a renewed slump, recently hitting
has been eroded by a further 3 tonnes, putting it 18m tonnes or
a seven year low of about $3/bu in
more than 20% down on the previous
August (about $118/tonne). As in the
years. But assuming a return to normal
Main wheat crop estimate changes since mid-year
wheat market these prices were almost
weather there compliments planned
(mn tonnes source USDA/Milling)
a third cheaper than their 2016 peaks
higher plantings, that should bounce
Last season
(around $173) before coming back to
back by an estimated 15.5m tonnes
the $3.40s (about 22% down) in midnext spring. The EUs 2016 corn crop
has meanwhile been cut by a further
The decline in US wheat and maize
3m tonnes (and may have further to fall
has inevitably reduced the value
as the main, French component still
in Europe, although so far,
seems to be contracting). However,
same extent. Prices here
Argentinas 2016/17 crop has been
propped up by the shock of
revised up by 2.5m to 36.5m tonnes.
the French and other crop shortfalls
Overall, world maize production is
and concerns about the downturn in
now expected to reach around 1,027m
Changes to world maize supply since mid-year
quality, by the weak euro and by ideas
tonnes a new record high, 15m tonnes
(mn tonnes source USDA/Milling)
that, even in a year of expected intense
over the mid-summer figure and a
Last season
competition from the CIS countries staggering 68m tonnes bigger than last
probably the US, Canada and Australia
years crop.
too - the EU will be able to dispose of
As in the wheat market, big supplies
enough of its exportable surpluses to
and low prices are expected to boost
avoid building further stocks (indeed
maize consumption which the USDA
for both wheat and maize, EU ending
sees growing from about 959m to
stocks should end 2016/17 quite a bit
1,016m tonnes. The lions share of that
below last seasons high levels).
usage gain is in the US itself, expected
While world barley output is seen
to consume an extra 11.4m tonnes in
slightly lower this season, that
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is more than offset by larger crops of sorghum, oats and rye,

indicating total coarse grain production of 1,320m tonnes about
72m more than last year. Along with the competition from cheap
feed wheat, this suggests the feed sector will have to remain
clearance-priced in the season ahead good news for livestock
producers input costs.
The oilmeal sector has come under renewed pressure in the past
month from a record US soyabean crop, pushing down the cost
of beans on the bellwether Chicago futures market by about 20%
recently. In its August supply/demand forecasts, the US government
raised its yield forecast from 48.9 to a record 50.6 bu/acre (+5.4%
on the year) which in combination with its earlier raised estimate for
harvested acres, projects a crop of 114.3m tonnes. Thats 11m tonnes
more than expected mid-summer, easily covering earlier reductions
of about 6m tonnes made to weather-hit South American bean crops.
It means that, even with strong exports, the US remains in
soyabean surplus, expected to build carryover stocks to about 10m
tonnes over the coming season, compared with starting stocks of
5.3m and just 2.5m only two years ago.
Good supplies of soya are expected to continue well into 2016/17
as Brazil (just about to start planting) hopes for more normal weather
to deliver its first 100m tonne-plus crop next spring of 2017. Some
observers believe the Latin American soya expansion will slow down
from now on as farmers there switch land back to maize. Corn is
fetching much higher prices in Brazil after this years crop shortfall
and in Argentina, soya (unlike maize) still incurs a hefty export
tax. However, given normal sowing and growing weather, Lat-Am
soya production should still increase by about 3% for the year ahead
at least. In the US, the reverse equation weaker maize than soya
prices - is favouring even larger soya sowings next year, likely
to keep prices well under control (again given the usual caveat of
normal weather).
The bottom line is that soya will provide a larger share of world
total meal consumption in 2016/17 for the second year running
about 71% compared with 67% of recent previous years. Rapeseed
meal, which had previously seen strong growth of supply and
demand, has backtracked with two years of falling crops and
production but will be replaced this season with record large supplies
of sunflower meal up by about 10% from last year and as much as
27% higher than four years ago though still only providing about
5.5% of world total protein meal consumption.
Sunflower supplies are being boosted by bigger crops in Russia,
Ukraine, Argentina and in Europe itself. Sowings have gone up
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to better returns from growing the crop, boosted by demand for
sunflower oil, the main crush product.
Rapeseed meal production has been reduced by smaller crops
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The big soya crop should also continue to keep down prices of the
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the organised sector in India, said The flour milling industry is to be
technically upgraded to meet the ultimate product requirement at par with
the international standards.
The industry has to evolve to perfection and contribute to the national
economy. GrainTech India has been of great help to the industry in
ensuring its positive growth.
GrainTech India was launched in 2010, along with the second edition
of India Foodex series, and provided a common professional platform to
the flour milling, rice milling, feed milling industry and its related sectors.
It has now become the proven most prominent annual meeting ground
for the whole grain milling industry for the sourcing of equipment,
accessories, and taking decisions on the set up of new automated plants
in India.
This year, Ugur Makinas stall at the show had a map of India that
proudly displayed its reach and presence across the country. The
participation of foreign companies in GrainTech India has helped in the
upgradation of many mills in India. As per industry sources, over 100
such projects have been installed or are already underway and existing
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GrainTech India has a proven track record of being the ideal platform
for launching ones latest grain milling, processing and packaging,
storage, and supply chain technologies. The event has been growing in
size through the course of successive years.
Buhler India, the largest grain milling and food processing machinery
manufacturer, displayed many of its recently launched and innovative
range of products for whole wheat flour, colour sorting that works for all
grains, a new scale and also a coffee grinder. B.S. Muralidhara, General
Manager, Head of Grain Milling, Buhler India said that over the years,
they have received an extremely good response at the show, adding that,
The display of machinery helps in facilitating meaningful discussions.
GrainTech India is a very good platform for the industry to see the
machinery of so many companies at one place.
Though Alapala is already a well-known and established name in grain
milling sector, yet Mehmet Erbay of Alapala believes that participating in
GrainTech India has helped in strengthening its name and image in India
and its neighbouring markets.
Representatives of companies like Fowler Westrup (India) Private
Limited, Hassia Packaging Pvt. Ltd. of IMA Group, and Bastak Group
confirmed that they managed to meet many potential clients at the show.
Over the three days of the expo, they met retailers, distributers, and even
clients from leading Indian companies including giants like ITC and
Cagdas Karakuzu, Director, MySilo Grain Storage Systems Co, who
regularly visits India, pointed out that India is a huge market for grain
milling and storage technology as it is among the top three producers
of wheat, rice and maize. Adding further, he said, We are doing really
good business in India and I would like to say that especially GrainTech
India is an extremely great chance for anyone who wishes to launch their
products in the country.

Strong support from prominent Indian agricultural and food


The numbers of exhibitors and visitors have been increasing annually.

GrainTech India also has strong support from the members of prominent
Indian agricultural and food organisations, who visit the show and
facilitate meaningful discussions and business deals, adding strength
and value to the event. Among the numerous organisations, whose
members regularly support the exhibition in different ways as visitors
and exhibitors include, Federation of Karnataka Chamber of Commerce
& Industry, The Solvent Extractors Association of India, All India Food
Processors Association, Coffee Board, Roller Flour Mills Federation
of India, Spices Board India, The Soybean Processors Association of
India, All India Rice Exporters Association, Indian Oilseeds and Produce
Export Promotion Council, CLFMA of India, and Indian Biscuits
Manufacturers Association.
Flourtech, Selis, Ortas Milling, Agaram, Bansal, Buhler India, MySilo,
Unormac, Pingle, and Shri Vishwakarma have increased their display
area for 8th GrainTech India 2017. S. Jafar Naqvi, Chief Coordinator,
GrainTech India, said Half of the show area has already been booked
for the next edition. The consecutive success of the show has really
encouraged us. We look forward to the next edition.

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CHINA 2016

This key intensive livestock and feed show is venturing

into the heartland of China in 2018
China is changing and so to is the key exhibition VIV
China. It is becoming obvious with each visit, such as
MAGs recent visit to last months VIV China 2016
in Beijing, that our industry in particular is becoming
more sophisticated and appreciative of new equipment,
processes and products, including additives and
Despite the stabilisation of feed production in China at approximately 185 million tonnes, the country continues to build feedmills and foreign
companies continue to invest in this market.
This is leading to an overall improvement in the quality of products and equipment on display at this latest VIV China 2016 offering held in Beijing
and will be impacting feed and food quality throughout China and elsewhere as local companies expand into the international market.
Besides the exhibition itself, which attracted record attendance, the meeting hosted seven key conferences over the first two days of the event with
Phileo addressing Advanced nutritional preventative strategies for gut health and Sonac addressing the importance of High-quality protein in young
animal diets.
The next edition to be hosted, VIV China 2018, will be held in Nanjing China from September 17-19, 2018.
Here we picture preview the event and those we met. Next month we will report the views and insights of those who exhibited and attended. But in
the meantime heres a flavor of our industrys three days in Beijing.

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EuroTier 2016:
The challenge of feeding ten billion
people in the future

he worlds leading trade fair for animal production,

EuroTier, will present future solutions for both aquaculture
and agriculture from 15 to 18 November at the Exhibition
Centre Hanover.
This will give rise to 251 innovations which have been registered
with the event organiserDLG (German Agriculture Society)by the
exhibitors. Innovations will be shown that sustainably increase and
secure business success.
On the other hand, the solutions contribute to the further
improvement of animal welfare and environmentally-friendly
production conditions, as well as the working conditions.
Additionally, international expertise from industry, farming, science
and consultation is present atEuroTier.
2,523 exhibitors from 57 countries will provide a complete offer for
all areas of modern animal production. With this, EuroTier reports a
new record number of registrations. The registration numbers have
increased by approximately four percent when compared with the
previous record result of four years ago.
The exhibition area has also reached a new record size with more
than 280,000 m2. Therefore, the professional animal keepers from all
over the world are offered even more information than ever before.

Outstanding contribution from abroad

Companies from abroad are solely responsible for the increase in

exhibitor numbers. With 1,453 companies (58 percent), foreign firms
are represented more strongly than never before. The majority of the
exhibitors from abroad come from the Netherlands (231 companies).
Large contributions are also made by China (179), France (148),
Italy (133), Denmark (86), Spain (78), Great Britain (69), Turkey
(62), Belgium (55), Austria (54) and Poland (47).
DLG sees this high foreign contribution as a clear sign of the
continuing global alignment of the enterprises and the agricultural
economics with their international interrelations. The firms want to
make targeted use of the EuroTier platform to open up new markets.

High information requirement of animal producers

The amount of information required by animal producers is

still high. Farm and herd managers require the most modern and
professional concepts to make their farms fit for the future.
This applies to all questions in the areas breeding, feeding, husbandry,
management, logistics and especially in the areas animal health and
animal welfare. Solutions required for a yield increase along the entire
value added chain, from production to the end product. At EuroTier,
the latest findings and approaches are discussed in many professional
lectures and discussion rounds on all the exhibition days.
As the Bundesverband Praktizierender Tierrzte (bpt, Federal
Association of Practising Veterinary Surgeons) will be holding its
annual congress again at the same time as the EuroTier on the trade
fair area in Hanover, there will be an intensive exchange of opinions
between veterinarians and farmers from all over the world on
questions of animal health.

Challenge nutrition

The challenge of feeding ten billion people in the future - with food in
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sufficient amounts and quality - has not changed, neither has the increasing
demand for agricultural products for energy and material supplies.
That the global demands for agricultural products, for food, fuel,
and fibre will double in the coming decades is well-known and
remains the challenge for the agricultural industry. This challenge can
only be answered by a modern agriculture.
This will need to apply technological innovations and methods
and with them efficiently utilise the scarcest factors of all, the fertile
arable land and grassland areas, while at the same time minimising
the load on the environment.

Spirits in European farming still dampened

German farmers still view the current economic situation cautiously.

This is shown by the preliminary results of the current DLG trend
monitor from autumn 2016.
Even though the prices for slaughter pigs have clearly increased, pig
keepers are emerging from a one-year-long phase of low prices. Dairy
farmers are still in a difficult price situation, where securing liquidity
is in the foreground.
Cash crop producers must be prepared for a phase of low prices, as the
globally large grain harvest, especially in the Black Sea region, is leading
to price pressure. Against this background, German, French and Polish
farmers still view the current economic situation cautiously.
However, British farmers are happier with the economic situation
than they were even in spring 2016.

British farmers more confident again

As the DLG trend monitor further points out, the German and
Polish farmers continue to have cautious expectations for the business
development in the next twelve months.
The business prospects of farmers in France have also deteriorated
considerably. The by far below average harvest there, is causing
incomes to drop, especially those from grain exports. Furthermore,
the situation of the dairy and pig farmers continues to be tense.
In Great Britain, the farmers are clearly more confident about future
business development. The Brexit decision is coupled to hopes for
farming with fewer stipulations, even if it is unclear, how well a
renationalised agricultural policy will be financed.

Energy Decentral 2016

Approximately 330 specialist exhibitors will take part in the

EnergyDecentral 2016, the international specialist trade fair for
innovative energy supply.
This is a slight drop compared with 2014. The number of
agricultural biogas plants is only growing very slightly under the
current political framework conditions.
However, in Germany alone, there is an enormous number
of producing plants, which will contribute its constant share to
regenerative energy production in the years to come.
Optimisation, repowering and operation of the plants are clearly in the
foreground. Besides this, internationally the interest in biogas is unbroken.
World-wide, there is also a high potential for this area in the waste
management area and many innovative developments advanced in the
use of alternative substrates. Examples of this are straw, bagasse or
residues from the food industry.

Many visitors expected

EuroTier is the worlds leading trade fair for animal production.

With its excellent and compact unique information offer, it will
provide orientation for animal producers from all over the globe. The
DLG expects a similar visitor volume to that of 2014, where around
156,000 experts visited EuroTier.

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The 9th Protein Summit brought together experts from around

the world to share their visions and discuss the challenges and
opportunities facing the global proteins world.

illers and the milling

industry, whether for food
or feed use, scored highly
in the recent Bridge2Food
awards held in Lille, France
at the 9th Protein Summit
which ran from September
19-21, 2016.
The Best New Protein
Food Award went to Gold & Green Foods for its Pulled Oats
a perfect protein food that is 100 percent plant-based and
ecologically produced.
The awards made this year were inaugural and will be repeated
The Pulled Oats product has a superior amino acid profile,
more protein than chicken breast, a meat-like texture and
delicious juicy taste, says judge Claire Nuttall, Founder of Brand


Best New Protein Food
Claire Nuttall, Founder, The Brand Incubator
Pat Robinson, Business Development Manager, CircleUp
Sam Waterfall Senior Consultant, The Healthy
Marketing Team Ltd (UK)
Roger Gilbert, Managing Director, Perendale Publishing
Juliette De Perthuis, Consultant, Nutrikeo
Most Disruptive Innovation
Dr Anne Wagner, Corporate Research & Development
Director, Tereos (France)
Dr Volker Heinz, Managing Director, DIL (Germany)
Dr Rickey Yada - Professor, Land & Food Systems
University of British Columbia (Canada)
Dr Kees de Gooijer TKI Agri & Food (The Netherlands)
Prof Dr-Ing Bernhard van Lengerich, Seeding the Future
Most Novel Ingredient
Dr Cindy Gerhardt, COO Biotechnology Centre, DSM
(The Netherlands)
Mike Velings, co-Founder, Aqua-Spark
Johan De Coninck Business Development Manager,
IAR (France)
Dr Stacy Pyett, Business Development Manager, NIZO
(The Netherlands)
Greg Bonnefin, Group Director, Newly Weds Foods

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She says, Gold & Green Foods has created a unique and tasty product which
is high in both protein and fibre. The whole proposition stood out for the judges,
as a well-designed, articulated and unique new launch.
Fantastic they have achieved such a great balance of taste, texture and
healthfulness in such a mainstream product range. I am sure it will be a big
success as a healthy source of protein for anyone looking for a plant-based,
meat alternative.
Pulled Oats is a high-protein main dish component which texture reminds
the customer of pulled pork, is easy to approach and use in various dishes.
Pulled Oats comes in three different taste variations, which makes it
possible for consumers to reduce meat in everyday life in an easy and
straightforward way.
The Gold & Green protein food can be called as perfect protein for
the following reasons:
1. 100 percent plant based. Theres nothing animal originated in the
2. Sustainable. The ingredients are all originated from sustainable sources
in Europe
3. Nutritionally excellent. The product has over 30 percent of protein
(compared to 23 percent in chicken) and it has a balanced amino acid profile,
comparable to that in meat. The health impacts are present due to the high
level of the oat fiber beta-glucan, which is beneficial for the digestion and
cardiovascular health
4. Taste, mouth feel and usage. The consumers who have tried the product,
have been overly excited about the tender, fibrous structure, the mild and
adaptive taste and especially the easy and straightforward usage of the product in
everyday dishes
Dr Reetta Kivel, CTO of Gold & Green Foods says, Pulled Oats were
developed because we wanted to contribute to the climate challenges with our
We highly appreciate the wording of the jury, that encourage us to follow our
visions to change the world.
Consumers have shown Pulled Oats were deeply missed
before its birth, and we are delighted to see that the jury found the
uniqueness of Pulled Oats and sees its global potential.
Other finalists in the category included:
Whey 20 from Science in Sport
Plenti Cereal from General Mills Inc

Left to right: Dr Anne Wagner, Tereos with Lori

Giver, VP, Calysta and Gerard Klein Essink, Director

Claire Nuttall, Brand Incubator with Reetta Kivela,

Gold&Green Foods and Gerard Klein Essink,

Dr Alan Shaw, CEO Calysta at

opening of Teeside facility

Aqua protein ingredient wins award

The Most Disruptive Innovation Award was won by Calysta

for Feedkind protein a proprietary new fish and animal feed
ingredient targeted at replacing fishmeal.
Produced using the worlds only commercially validated gas
fermentation process, Feedkind Protein is a natural, traceable and
safe non-animal source of protein. (Editors note: Calysta has just
announced the opening of a state of the art facility in Teeside,
UK, to manufacture sample quantities of FeedKind Protein.)
Judge Dr Anne Wagner, Corporate Research and Development
Director of Tereos says, The judges had a really hard time
deciding from all the entries and really good innovations.
We felt we needed to award an innovation which is truly
disruptive both from a technological point of view and also one
that identifies alternative sources of protein to meet the protein
demands of a growing population.
Dr Alan Shaw, Calysta President and CEO, says, Were
extremely pleased to have achieved this global accolade that
recognises our preparatory technology as a game-changing
With FeedKind, Calysta has an exciting opportunity to offer
traceable and safe protein that will sustainably help feed the
world for decades to come.
The US-based company Calystas FeedKind protein is a
single cell protein produced from naturally-occurring micro-

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organisms via a natural fermentation much like making beer or
bread. It is non-GMO and not an animal byproduct. FeedKind
protein is a branded family of animal nutrition products, the
first of which is FeedKind Aqua Protein for the aquaculture
FeedKind protein has a 71 percent protein content, an amino
acid profile extremely similar to fishmeal and can be included in
aquaculture feeds at very high levels.
FeedKind protein uses methane as its sole source of carbon and
energy. Importantly, methane does not compete with the human
food chain, nor does its production impact wild fish populations
in any way.
Calystas process requires virtually no water or arable land
compared to agricultural protein sources, and has a similar carbon
emission footprint as well.
As the globe moves toward 9.5 billion people in 2050, demand
for protein is expected to rise 75 percent due to improved diets
in the developing world. This growth can only be met via
aquaculture, and innovation in feed ingredients is critical to
supporting the industry.
The other finalists from a broad group of contenders included:
Cicerette from Mareve
U-Loop technology from Unibio A/S

Pea protein a winner

The Most Novel Ingredient award was won by IGV GmbH for
its Vegetal Flakes. The pea-protein extrudates ProteinFLAKES,
ProteinCRISPIES and ProteinNUGGETS are ingredients for
various end-product industries.
IGV has complemented its pea-based protein ingredients with
tailored amino acids to offer a complete protein product for
different consumer groups.
Judge Dr Cindy Gerhardt, Director of Operations, DSM
Biotechnology Centre says, The judges unanimously voted for
The Vegetal Flakes combine strong consumer benefits with
innovative protein processing technology which is of great benefit
to food manufacturers.
Jnos-Istvn Petrusn Head of R&D and Product Management
at IGV GmbH Germany says, Winning the Most Novel Protein
Ingredient Award is the recognition of the concerted effort of
our highly motivated expert team in providing the world with
affordable, tasty and complete vegetal protein alternatives for the
daily food consumption of all consumer categories.
We are looking forward to work with everyone, for a healthy

Pea-protein extrudates are ingredients for various end-product

industries. The basic products are applicable very differently in
the end products. For example, the ProteinFLAKES can be used
for mueslis as well as in the meat surrogates. At the end, you have
the final products high-protein-muesli or roasted meatballs,
Burger-Patty, cooked meatballs or readily prepared premix
for home cooking meatballs.
They are being already used also in the beverages industries as
high protein shakes, smoothies, but also in the dairy industry in
the yoghurt segment, as cereal substitutes.
Proteins could be characterised by their nutritional value,
deduced from the essential amino acid-sequences, in which
meat proteins are usually nominated with 100 percent. Most
vegetal proteins are classified with values between 50 to
90 percent from which soybean protein has a high value of
about 86 percent. By combining different protein sources
with different essential amino acid-sequences (proprietary
technological know-how of our company) IGV has reached
already 100 percent.
Extracts from microalgae find a broader application range and
are used as ingredients applied in pea-based food formulations.
The proteins and special amino acid ratios obtained from algae
still have a huge future potential which remained up to now
partially disregarded, but IGV complemented its pea-based
protein ingredients with tailored amino acid fractions from
microalgae, offering a complete protein product for different
consumer groups.
These products were upgraded by essential amino acids and
rare proteins, providing complete nutrition qualities to each
consumer group, says the company.
The other finalists in this category included:
Most Novel Ingredient celebrates new protein ingredients
that are truly innovative and offered measurable benefits for
manufacturers and consumers.
Mankai from Hinoman
GreenFood Quinoa from GreenFood 50

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7th International Storage, Packaging, Laboratory, Additives and Sub-Industry Expo

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Union of Bulgarian

Ethiopian Millers

The Romanian Employers League

Of The Milling, Bakery And Flour
Based Products Industry

Agency for State Material

Reserves of Tajikistan

Millers Association
of Ukraine

Pakistan Flour
Mills Association

Turkish Grain
Suppliers Association

Palestine Food
Industry Union

Libya Flour Millings and

Feed National Company

Iraq Al Diwaniyah's
Chamber for Commerce

The Department
of Food Agriculture and
Farm Products of Ghana

Association of Congo

Chamber of
Commerce and
Industry of Ivory Coast

National Federation
of Bakers of Senegal

National Milling
Federation of Morocco

Portugal Compound
Feed Association

Anatolia Flour
Association (Turkey)

Association of Turkish
Pasta Manufacturers

Association of Pulse and Grain

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Mangra Engineerings latest dosage engineering

and process control machine which deals
specifically with moisture

Micro and Jaume Roma from Mangra

SPACE 2016:

Perfecting production
from pasture to plate

by Andrew Wilkinson

eld at the Rennes Exhibition

Centre from September 13 to 16,
Space 2016 certainly lived up to
its reputation as being amongst the
world's very best livestock shows. Right from
when representatives from the Ivory Coast,
Togo, Guinea and Cameroon opened the show;
until its closure by the European Commissioner
for Agriculture, Phil Hogan; Space 2016
certainly delivered a truly international flavour.
This year, Space brought together 1,445
exhibitors including 484 international
exhibitors from 42 countries, and 101,963
visitors, including 12,022 international visitors
from 120 countries; a fairly respectable set of
figures given the difficult situation in some
sectors and the fact that the event coincided
with silage harvesting. The participation of
exhibitors remained at the same level as last
year (1 441 in 2015), which was a record year
in this respect.
Owing to the fact that the event was so close
to the important religious holiday of Eid Al
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Newly appointed Press & Communication Manager

Paul Alderliefste, Area Manager CPM Europe Rohini Kashimshetty with the team from Pancosma
Wynveens latest hammer mill AR-Techs new MC7 Grinder

Marco Theunissen from Van

Aarsen with his potential client

Castels latest in feed

transportation technology

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Adha, far fewer visitors from Northern
Africa came this year. However, large
delegations from West Africa, Europe and
Iran were welcomed to this years event.

From field to fork

Space Innovation Award winners BUCHIs

latest in NIR process control technologies

Colleagues from Perten Instruments demonstrating

the very latest in analytical technology

WAM Groups Dustfix conditioning system Rob Hinten from Wynveen

The team from WAM Group displaying their
beautifully polished Ploughshare Mixer

Charles Lenoir from PTN

But this show wasnt just about the

people, from the prize cows in the sheds
right up to the beautifully prepared
steaks on the plates in the restaurants;
every aspect of livestock production was
Space 2016s organisers were typically
French in their generosity and hospitality,
and this was reflected in the very positive
atmosphere of the show. In fact, you could
easily liken the many staff to swans all
calm and elegant on the surface of the
water, but with legs kicking furiously
beneath it; all hidden beneath a beaming
smile and incredibly helpful demeanor.
According to the organisers, praise
from exhibitors at SPACE 2016 was
unanimous, with many citing the, quality
of contacts they had with visitors, during
the four-day event.
Space 2016 developed the political
dimension of discussions with livestock
sector stakeholders. The Minister of
Agriculture, Stphane Le Foll, as well as
various presidential primary candidates,

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were able to meet with exhibitors and livestock

farmers during Space.

Award ceremony and Exhibitors Gala


The first evening of the show was marked by

innovations that benefit animal production. The
50 InnovSpace award-winners presented at the
stands, including five special commendations,
enhanced the quality of the presentations
at SPACE. All of the threads of quality that
made Space 2016 so great were also clearly on
display for this event too.
A very warm welcome was then followed
swiftly by a relatively brief awards ceremony.
Brevity in this instance was welcomed by many
as, Im sure that youll agree, some award
ceremonies at shows can be quite long and selfcongratulatory, but Space kept things short and
compact - and the dual language commentary
was also very welcome too.
Following the conclusion of the awards, those
who were fortunate to have been invited to the
exhibitors dinner were then unleashed upon a
beautifully presented seafood buffet; featuring
a vast array of seafood from lobster to scallops
to oysters. All washed down with a seemingly
endless supply of Bordeaux wine.

The team from Evonik proudly displaying their advert

in our sister publication International Aquafeed
Anne-Marie Quemener, Commisioner General, SPACE Magazine

Feed and nutrition companies at


Thus far, one would be forgiven for thinking

Olmix: Mustapha Berri and Matthieu le Goff Phileos stand

Collinson & Matavicol: Jean Luc

Gillot, Paul Hutton Ian Wormleighton

Sophie Pottin from Nor-Feed Outside of the Rennes Aerodrome

The inner workings of CPMs latest

pelleting machine

Frank Ruyseveldt,Marketing Director, Aliphos

Former french Prime Minister and current Presidential

candidate hopeful Franois Fillon

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that the sole purpose of this event was to

feed people, however the 11 vast aircraft
hangers that make up the former Rennes
Aerodrome site were all full of row after
row of companies that made a living from
serving the needs of livestock, as well
as those who in turn make a living from
More specifically in Hall 9, the area
where all of the companies that were at
Space 2016 to display their latest Animal
Feed Nutrition. Companies such as
Lohmann were in attendance to display their
Spicemaster range and Olmix were also in
attendance were displaying their new range
called Searup.
Also in Hall 9 AB Vista, were more than
willing to share the benefits of their Vistabet
and Quantum Blue range of products, and
French company Chopin Technologies were
also in attendance displaying their new
AmyLAb FN products. Animal nutrition
specialists Pancosma could also be found
in Hall 9, as were Nor-Feed, an incredibily
innovative company who use plants and
animal extracts for animal health and

Wynveens latest hammer mill Mr Ali El Benna, Amandus Kahl Tunisia

The team from French company Chopin were

Liptosa were promoting their MethPlus range promoting their Gestar range of analytical machines
Cristina Tenerio, Marketing
Manager EMEA at AB Vista

The team from DSM were promoting their

Optimum Vitamin Nutrition (OVN) Range

Feed machinery @Space2016

As well as those who formulated animal

feed, there were also companies who
dealt with the machines involved with its
production and storage too. One of the
features that towered over Hall 10 was
Collinsons huge feed silo from their Atlas
range. Also in Hall 10 were Van Aarsen
with their range of pelleting machines,
Kahl with their display of high quality
granular presses and pelleting plants and
CPM Europe who provided visitors with a
snapshot of their broad range of impressive
processing machines. MAP Groups
distinctive yellow and blue Dustfix system
and WAM Groups beautifully polished
chrome Ploughshare Mixer dominated the
other side of the hall.
Also present at Space2016 were a
relatively small number of analysis
companies, with Bruker and Perten both
displaying their hardware; with both sets of
staff more than happy to answer enquiries
from visitors and other interested parties.

See you all @Space2017

The almost open plan set up of the

thirtieth edition of Space allowed visitors
and fellow exhibitors to move around
freely and cover a lot of ground in a
relatively short space of time. The end
result of this was that upon the conclusion
of Space 2016, the shows excellent record
in terms of discussions and contacts, based
on trust, in a spirit of construction and
progress, was still very much intact.
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The team from Biomin were on hand to

The team from DSM were promoting their
answer questions about their new BioFix range Optimum Vitamin Nutrition (OVN) Range
One of AR Techs latest Grinders
Gildas Joalland, Global
Marketing Manager, Phileo

One of Armandus Kahls

latest granular presses

Kahl Flat Dye Pellet Mill

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A world of food at SPACE

One of the constant themes of

Space 2016 was the presence of high
quality French and international
food. Right from the appropriately
coloured Bordeaux red catering
trucks serving warm meat baguettes
smothered in local sourced Gruyre
cheese, to the exhibitors dinner
that featured an incredibly generous
and high quality buffet, those in
attendance were spoilt for choice
when it came to dining. Although
the Space team really did deliver in
all aspects this year, they excelled in
one aspect in particular - the food!

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The career hub

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supplying the milling industry with both equipment and services are
finding it increasingly difficult to recruit staff from within the industry
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aware of jobs on offer is likely to slow the development of milling and its
related sectors globally. Therefore,Milling and Grain is devoting a page
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- Product Manager Phytogenics (m/f)

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the interview

Carlos Cabello

Carlos Cabello was appointed Head of Buhler in Northern Europe (Buhler NEU); which comprises
the UK, Ireland, Benelux and the Nordics. A civil engineer who specialises in food process
engineering, Mr Cabello started his career as a food project engineer working in many different
However, 18 years ago he had the opportunity to work for Buhler in Spain, where he was
responsible for many different business areas, including managing the accounts of some large
international food groups.
Following his appointment to his current role in October 2015, Mr Cabello stated that, I am very
proud to have been offered this amazing challenge, but not only from the professional point of
view, living in the UK was always one of my dreams, it is a wonderful experience for both me and
my family.
With Bhler NEU equipment currently accounting for
65 percent of all global wheat processing, 70 percent
of UK flour production, and the number one supplier
globally of industrial rice processing equipment, to
what do you believe Buhler owe their success, and are
there any measures in place to ensure that you grow
and maintain your current market share?
For more than 150 years, we have been very proud to gain
the confidence of our north European millers. The new
challenges of our customers and industry today require
smarter solutions from us. We are now in a unique position
to offer both better and affordable solutions, coupled with
energy saving, better and closer engineering services.

Our new workshops in Manchester, Mechelen (Belgium) and

Sweden provide roll and sieve refurbishment services using
the most up to date refluting machine tooling operation in
the milling industry.
We now have a milling team based in the UK and are also
able to offer plant automation solutions with our own control
systems design office in Peterborough. Growing is not the
aim, it is the consequence of being able to listen and adapt
to the competitive challenges of our customers.

Sustainability and alternative proteins are two

inextricably linked concepts that have been
becoming increasingly more prominent. With pulses
experiencing a resurgence of popularity in Europe
and the West due to their health properties, what
are the ways in which Bhler NEU are adapting to
these changes, and what is your opinion on grains
and pulses as a viable and sustainable source of
alternative protein?

Gluten free production is growing along with the increasing

trend consumers are taking to eat gluten free bakery
products, not only as a substitute of traditional wheat, new
recipes in the modern food are appearing, the new gluten
free niche enriches the variety that the traditional cereal
industry offers.
Buhler has developed new technology to offer solutions into
this emerging industry like pasta based exclusively in corn or
rice. Breadcrumbs having 100 percent non-gluten containing
cereals, instant flours as base for beverages, soups and infant
food are good examples.

Bhler prides itself on excelling in the areas of

efficiency yield, capacity and consistency, in which
ways do they enable customers to achieve these
three markers with Mycotoxins being such a huge

Mycotoxins are today a big concern in the food and the

feed industry. Every year thousands of crops are ruined due
inefficient storage or little care during transportations. In the

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last few years we have developed new smart solutions that

combines mechanical and optical inspection with the new
Sortex generation.
Today we are in position to guarantee that any crop
after being selected will be in a position to pass any
existing European laws, no matter how severe the input
contamination is.

Given the outcome of the EU membership vote in

the UK, do you believe there will be many changes
to Buhlers current market situation, and are you
concerned about Buhlers future in an independent UK
With Buhler being a multinational group then we are very
used to changing and adapting to suit international and
national market conditions. Buhler will also adapt itself to the
changing UK market following its decision to withdraw from
the European Union.

Should we as an industry be happy with our

technological achievements and the current
standards and quality of grain and feed processing?
Or would that express complacency on our part? If
the latter, what areas should industry be focused
on in order to deliver safer more affordable food,
particularly in developing countries?

Innovation for a better world is our vision. Buhler is especially

committed to provide solutions adapted specifically to
developing countries. We are also very proud to contribute
to enhance the standards and quality achieved in many
food and feed processes, but it is not enough, food safety for
example is one extensive focus in the industry, every year our
R&D bring new solutions contributing in making our life better.

What do you believe is the next step in the Milling

Industry, where do you see the Industry heading
and how will Buhler have a hand in effecting this

On the one hand the European mill industry has over

capacity, the standard flour is not very profitable and
some plant requires modernisation on the other hand,
our customers are extraordinarily creative in offering new
flour solutions to the markets, looking for new niches and
becoming more productive by reducing their operational
costs with more energy efficient plants and using less labour.
Buhler is constantly supporting in providing smart future
solutions for our customers profitability. We have seen growth
in the competitive European market in the last year, and we
wholeheartedly thank our customers for their determination
in improving their processes.


Rhiannon White joins us as the new Managing
Editor of Milling and Grain magazine

hiannon White joins us as the new Managing Editor of Milling and Grain magazine, having recently
graduated with a bachelors degree in English Language and Literature from the University of
Nottingham, England. I am delighted to be joining the publishing team here at Perendale and am
excited to expand upon my knowledge of the ever-innovative, ever-advancing and ever-important
industry that is responsible for feeding our world.

Similarly, I am looking forward to getting to know the hard-working and passionate people who
continuously strive towards improving all aspects of the industry from technological to marketing to
Rhiannon White charitable efforts. With a population expected to reach 9.5 billion by 2050, now more than ever before, it is
crucial to provide a platform for the projects and discussions that are taking place and shaping our industry.
Therefore, I hope to bring our readers in-depth insights into the latest global advancements within the
industry and to promote the significance of such work within society at large.

Rafael Cabrera joins leader in antibiotic replacements

W Nutrition USA, a leader in antibiotic growth promotion replacements, has named Rafael
Cabrera, Ph.D., as executive vice president. To further accelerate the companys growth,
Cabrera will oversee the companys sales and technical teams.

Cabrera is a senior technical and sales executive with more than 25 years of experience in
animal nutrition and strategic business development, focused on value-added technologies to enhance the
profitability of livestock and poultry producers. He holds a Ph.D. in animal nutrition from North Carolina
State University.

Rafael Cabrera

Prior to joining EW, Cabrera was director of the swine business unit at Huvepharma.

Nutriad strengthens digestive performance team

utriad, Belgium based multinational feed additives producer, has appointed Daniel Fernando
Ramrez as Business Development Manager Digestive Performance.

The digestive performance platform focuses on the digestive system as the key towards
healthy and performing animals. Mr. Ramrez received degrees in veterinary medicine and
animal production at the UAM and UNAM universities in Mexico, and completed an MBA at the Porto
Business School in Portugal.

Daniel Fernando
He has several years of experience as veterinary expert in research programs and as a senior commercial
Ramrez manager in the feed industry. He will team up with Tim Goossens, to support Nutriads Digestive
Performance portfolio.

Pas Reform appoints new representative for China

s part of its international expansion programme, Pas Reform has appointed Mr. Tan Kee
Chai (KC Tan) of Tianjin Original Livestock Equipment Co. Ltd, to represent its interests in
Chinas dynamic and rapidly growing poultry sector.

Mr Tan, who has a BSc degree in Animal Husbandry, was educated in Malaysia and
subsequently worked for European equipment companies in Taiwan, before forming his own company in
China in 2005.

Tan Kee Chai

With a population of 1.35 billion, Chinas poultry sector is experiencing rapid growth and Tan believes
there is a burgeoning market for Pas Reforms Smart hatchery technologies. Pas Reforms clear
commitment to Chinas poultry sector has made a very positive impact, he says, I believe there is a
genuine opportunity to develop significant market share here.

Emily Zhou joins the Delacon R&D team

gronomist Dr Emily Zhou (31) joins the Delacon team as R&D Manager Poultry &
Immunology. She will support the team of Dr Andreas Mueller, Head of R&D, at the
headquarters of Delacon Biotechnik GmbH in Steyregg.

Emily Zhou

Zhou was born in 1985 in Chengdu, province Sichuan, China. She received a bachelors
degree in Animal Sciences from the Sichuan Agricultural University and a masters degree in Animal
Nutrition from the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences.

Moreover, Dr Zhou holds a PhD degree in Agricultural Sciences from the Justus-Liebig University in
Gieen, Germany.

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Bhler - leading in mycotoxin reduction since the early

1980s. Using the latest innovations including custom-built
inspection systems, flexible broadband LED lighting and
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are designed to detect and remove the most challenging
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alkaloids - helping grain processors meet legal maximum
levels, worldwide.

Interested to know more?

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