dsm-firmenich receives UK approval for its methane-reducing feed additive Bovaer®

The authorities in the United Kingdom today approved marketing for the methane-reducing feed additive Bovaer®, now available in 57 countries worldwide.

Kaiseraugst (Switzerland), 22 December 2023

dsm-firmenich, the leading innovator in nutrition, health and beauty, is pleased to announce that today it received market authorization for Bovaer® in the United Kingdom.  Bovaer® is a feed additive which effectively and immediately reduces methane emissions from cattle, with average reductions in dairy cows of 30%. This is the first authorization by the UK for a feed additive targeted at an environmental benefit.

With this latest authorization English, Welsh and Scottish dairy farmers will now also have a scientifically proven solution available to lower their carbon footprint significantly and reliably. For the entire dairy value chain, including supporting processors, retailers, and the food services sector, it means scope 3 emissions of Dairy can be lowered with 10-15% CO2 equivalents per litre of milk. Additionally, it will help the UK in delivering on the commitments of the Global Methane Pledge and the Climate Change Act.

“At dsm-firmenich, we are excited about gaining another market authorization this year. It demonstrates the global relevance and potential of Bovaer®. Personally, I’m exceptionally delighted, as we are building a world scale production plant for Bovaer® in the UK to help support global sales. Construction on the new plant is well under way in Dalry Scotland to become operational in the course of 2025”, says Mark van Nieuwland, Vice President Bovaer®.

dsm-firmenich aims to make Bovaer® available to the UK dairy sector early 2024 and will work closely with the sector to introduce Bovaer® and its benefits to the dairy value chain. 

About Bovaer®

Bovaer® is a feed additive for cows (and other ruminants, such as sheep, goats, and deer) researched and developed over the last 10 years. Just a quarter teaspoon of Bovaer® per cow per day consistently reduces enteric methane emission by on average 30% for dairy cows and even higher percentages, on average 45%, for feedlot beef cattle. The feed supplement Bovaer® therefore contributes to a significant and immediate reduction of the environmental footprint of dairy and beef products.

About dsm-firmenich

As innovators in nutrition, health and beauty, dsm-firmenich reinvents, manufactures and combines essential nutrients, flavors and fragrances to enable the world's growing population to thrive. With our comprehensive range of solutions, our natural and renewable ingredients and our leading scientific and technological skills, we seek to create what is essential for human life, desirable for consumers and more sustainable for the planet. dsm-firmenich is a Swiss-Dutch company, listed on Euronext Amsterdam, present in almost 60 countries and with sales of over 12 billion euros. With a diverse, global team of nearly 30,000 employees, we bring progress™ to life every day, everywhere, for billions of people. 

dsm-firmenich press contact 
Patrick Weiss - Patrick.Weiss@dsm-firmenich.com - 0041 79 587 36 31

Published on

22 December 2023


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