Deinove has confirmed that the COLOR2B project is progressing on schedule and has reached its third phase. The project, being done in collaboration with the Avril Group, is focusing on the development of a production process for natural feed additives.
The third phase of the project, launched in early 2017, aims to validate the final choice of the strain and to test the various production options in the perspective of the industrialization and marketing of a range of feed additives.
Currently, the final producer strain has been selected for its performance among seven strains and has been tested in experimental farms. Its performance is comparable to petrochemical products in use today.
Several formulations have been tested and the nutritional performances remain constant, which makes it possible to envisage a panel of different formulations according to the targeted applications and the regulatory stakes. Avril plans to test these feed additives on different animal species in order to expand its commercial potential.
The COLOR2B program is on track to achieve the commercial launch of a competitive natural alternative in the farmed animal feed market. The next steps will focus on the validation of optimal dosages, process scaling, and the regulatory approach.
\"We are pleased with the progress of the program and the results of the tests conducted on our experimental farms,\" stated Anne Bourdillon, Project Manager for the Avril Group. \"We hope to be able to integrate this new feed additive into our animal nutrition offering as quickly as possible.\"
\"COLOR2B is a strategic project for DEINOVE in nutrition, which is one of our three target markets,\" added Emmanuel Petiot, CEO of Deinove. \"The promising results obtained so far confirm our strategy in this area and demonstrate once again the potential of the platform set up by Deinove.\"