Adisseo Asia Pacific snags SBR Technology Excellence Award for Digital - Food Manufacturing Solutions
Its PNE-Adict combo better positions nutritionists and feed formulators to maximise the return of their feed formulas.
Given how several factors can affect the chemical composition and nutritional value of feedstuffs, it is important for firms to have precise knowledge to meet the nutritional requirements of livestock and ensure competitiveness amidst the rising prices of agricultural raw materials. Feed additives expert Adisseo Asia Pacific stepped in with its Precise Nutritional Evaluation (PNE) and ADIsseo Calculation Tool (Adict) services that solved these dilemmas.
Over 20 years ago, Adisseo offered its PNE service, which is based on near infra-red spectroscopy (NIR) technology, a convenient tool in assessing the characteristics of feed ingredients. Whilst similar services now exist, Adisseo’s PNE is able to base its predictions on calibrations built on dynamic in vivo trials instead of using status coefficients.
As the technology is adapted to all main dietary ingredients - main grains and their by-products, oilseeds and their meal, and animal by-products - the service is able to predict multiple characteristics affecting nutritional quality such as crude protein, ileal digestibility of amino acids and metabolisable energy for poultry. PNE allows the prediction of more than 85 nutrients and 35 raw materials, from barley and corn to canola and rice bran.
Its smart and interactive charts allow clients to monitor the quality of raw materials in real-time, compare and discriminate materials from different geographical origins and approve suppliers - leading to more accurate and timely decisions.
Adisseo kicked it up a notch to fill another gap in the industry - how to transform the obtained data from PNE into useful information for nutritionists and feed formulators, in a simple way.
Thus, Adict came to fruition in June 2020. Adict creates a specific, updated and consistent matrix for a raw material according to its quality, which can then be used directly in any formulation software.
Statistical parameters such as average and standard deviation are automatically calculated to help analyse results once the PNE results are imported, and clients can complete their own codes for raw materials and nutrients into Adict. Its unique value is that it can also calculate all the missing values by using its own equations and allows the creation of a complete matrix.
The service is available 24/7 through a web platform and is thus accessible to nutritionists, formulators, purchasers and quality control managers. To date, Adisseo has 30 clients using the PNE-Adict combo.
For its efforts to provide a complete, updated and consistent tool to manage raw materials variability in feed formulation, Adisseo Asia Pacific won the Digital - Food Manufacturing Solutions award at the recently concluded SBR Technology Excellence Awards, presented by Singapore Business Review. In its fourth year, the awards event lauds companies in Singapore that have pioneered ground-breaking IT products, solutions or initiatives that are leading the technological revolution and digital journeys of their respective industries.
“This is the first year of life for Adict, but the success is here. Nutritionists and feed formulators are now in a better position to manage formulation security margins and to maximise the return of their feed formula by either reducing the costs of the feed formulas whilst maintaining the animal performances, or maintain the cost of the feed whilst increasing the animal performances,” the firm said.
Adisseo is looking to develop and integrate new functionalities and options into the tool to broaden its dynamic ability in learning from the new analysis of raw materials and entries given by customers.
Watch the interview below to know more about their winning project: