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METabolic EXplorer announces agreement

METabolic EXplorer announces agreement.

Agreement introduces first bio-based butyric acid on the French animal nutrition market

 METabolic EXplorer (METEX), a cleantech biochemical company that develops and industrialises competitive and sustainable fermentation processes offering alternatives to petrochemistry for the production and marketing of functional ingredients, announces the signing of an agreement between its subsidiary METEX NØØVISTA and ALINOVA for the marketing in France of the first bio-based butyric acid on the animal nutrition market.

This partnership, which is part of the Group’s commercial strategy, structures the marketing on the animal nutrition market of the second ingredient that will be produced at the plant of its subsidiary METEX NØØVISTA.

As a reminder, METEX’s ambition is to become an industrial leader in the production and marketing of functional ingredients produced by fermentation and to meet consumer demand for naturalness in the cosmetics as well as the animal and human nutrition markets.

This agreement confirms the demand for bio-based functional ingredients in the animal nutrition market.

After the sale to Evonik in 2016 of the inoLa technology, the first process for producing 100% bio- based L-Methionine, butyric acid is METEX’s second contribution to animal nutrition. Consumer expectations in terms of health and well-being are translating into strong demand for natural, eco- designed ingredients. METEX butyric acid and its derivatives will be the first natural alternative to the product currently available in the animal nutrition market, which is made from petrochemicals

Benjamin Gonzalez, Chairman and CEO of METEX, says: “With this first commercial partnership for the marketing of butyric acid, METEX demonstrates the merits of the product and the market interest in natural solutions for animal feed and thus contributes to achieving the United Nations’ health and well-being sustainability goal.”

Following the agreement with DSM for the marketing of PDO on the cosmetics market, METEX is taking another step in its development with the marketing of a second product, bio-based butyric acid, through its subsidiary METEX NØØVISTA. Butyric acid and its derivatives are multifunctional ingredients with proven and recognised benefits for animal growth and health. They act on the intestinal functions of animals by improving nutrient absorption and strengthening the defenses of epithelial cells.

Jean-Michel Boussit, CEO of AXEREAL Elevage, says: “Through ALINOVA and this partnership with METEX NØØVISTA, AXEREAL strengthens its position in the market for performance-enhancing nutritional ingredients of natural origin that contribute to the development of responsible industries, which are crucial to meeting the future challenges for animal production in Europe”.

The METEX NØØVISTA and ALINOVA press release concerning this agreement can be viewed on (Press Releases).

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