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· DSM to file for Brazil registration of methane-reducing feed additive
… a new feed additive for cows that
can cut methane emissions by around 30%...
· DSM looks to reduce methane emissions in Brazilian beef sector
… The methane inhibitor – 3-nitrooxypropanol or 3NOP – was developed under DSM’s 10-year long Project Clean Cow…
DSM to file for Brazil registration of methane-reducing feed additive
Ana Mano, Reuters
Aug 7, 2019
SAO PAULO, Aug 7 (Reuters) - DSM, a Dutch health and nutrition company, will imminently file for Brazilian registration of a new feed additive for cows that can cut methane emissions by around 30%, a company executive told Reuters in an interview on Wednesday.
Methane is a natural byproduct of digestion in cows and other ruminants, the majority of which is released into the atmosphere through burping and breathing, according to company disclosures.
DSM filed for Europe registration of the product called 3-NOP last month, according to Mark van Nieuwland, director of DSM’s “Clean Cow” project.
DSM anticipates getting market approval for the product by late 2020 or early 2021, Nieuwland said during a visit to Brazil, where company executives are attending a greenhouse gas and animal agriculture conference. After the necessary approvals are obtained, the plan is to release the product globally, he said.
Methane gas, considered more potent than carbon dioxide, is responsible for more than half of a cow’s carbon footprint, the company says.
3-NOP can save 1 tonne of carbon dioxide equivalent per cow every year, according to DSM research, and Nieuwland said the technology can help food producers feed a growing world population in a more sustainable manner.
DSM, which invests about 5% of total sales in research, says the new feed additive is “a cost effective” tool to more quickly help countries and companies comply with targets set in the Paris accord.
With sales of about 10 billion euros worldwide, in Brazil DSM serves big companies like BRF SA, JBS SA and Marfrig Global Foods, Nieuwland said.
According to Washington-based World Resources Institute, about one third of all greenhouse emissions from agricultural production...
DSM looks to reduce methane emissions in Brazilian beef sector
Source: Journal of Dairy Science
By Jane Byrne, Feed Navigator - 08-Aug-2019
DSM is set to file for Brazilian registration of its new feed additive that it claims can cut methane emissions in cows by around 30%, reported Reuters yesterday [August 7].
The methane inhibitor – 3-nitrooxypropanol or 3NOP – was developed under DSM’s 10-year long Project Clean Cow.
In Brazil, where the cattle herd is estimated at 214.9 million head, trials showed promising results as DSM added the compound to the diet of beef cows and obtained reductions of methane emissions between 45% and 55%, said Mark van Nieuwland, program director at DSM, in the interview with Reuters.
Brazil DSM serves big companies like BRF SA, JBS SA and Marfrig Global Foods, he added.
In July, we reported that the Dutch health and nutrition company had commenced filing for EU authorization for its new feed additive for dairy cows in a bid to reduce the environmental footprint of EU milk and dairy products.
DSM said then it expected to launch the product in the EU either in 2020 or early 2021, with van Nieuwland telling this publication then that the feed additive would initially be targeted at more intensive dairy systems - Total Mixed Ration (TMR) and Partial Mixed Ration (PMR): "Most major European markets have TMR and PMR farms, the main exception being Ireland."
Subsequent forms of the methane inhibitor, which are in final stages of development, will be targeted at pasture-based systems and would be available shortly thereafter, he said.
Fibre levels, dairy v beef efficacy and methane inhibitor ...