Press release

DSM launches new protease environmental sustainability calculator

Kaiseraugst, CH, 22 Apr 2014 10:15 CEST

DSM has announced the launch of its RONOZYME® ProAct Environmental Sustainability Calculator. The new web-based application allows direct customers and other stakeholders to quickly assess the environmental impact of using this protease in broiler production, helping them to increase their sustainability, productivity and profitability. The tool is the latest in a series of DSM investments to support feed industry sustainability.

Converting complex Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) modeling calculations into clear and understandable results, the intuitive calculator allows individuals to assess the environmental benefit of adding the protease RONOZYME ProAct to broiler feeds. The calculator provides producers, feed manufacturers and other stakeholders in the food chain with quick access to relevant and comprehensible information to support them in making more informed production decisions.

The effective use of protease in broiler feed can increase amino acid digestibility and reduce nitrogen output in manure, allowing producers to increase productivity per unit of land while complying with ever increasing environmental legislation requirements. As well as providing a measure of environmental sustainability of poultry production, the innovative tool also supports producers in maximizing the potential economic benefits gained by using a protease, through feed composition and land requirement optimization.

The flexible tool allows users to input their own data or alternatively use a range of pre-programmed templates to assess the environmental and economic benefits of the addition of a protease to poultry feed. “By presenting the complex environmental outputs of LCA in a way that is relevant to the everyday decisions of broiler producers, our environmental sustainability calculator helps users to quickly assess the effect protease can make in reducing their environmental impact.” Adam Smith, Market Development Manager, DSM comments. “The first of its kind, the calculator demonstrates our commitment to sustainability and to supporting our partners across the food chain in improving their productivity and profitability, while staying ahead of stringent environmental legislations.”

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Sustainability is DSM’s core value, driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for stakeholders. Proteases such as DSM’s RONOZYME ProAct can help improve environmental sustainability, while also helping improve the economic sustainability of the broiler industry.