To face growing market demand for its protected live yeasts Levucell SC Titan and Levucell SB Titan, Lallemand Animal Nutrition announced that it is expending the production capacity of its dedicated yeast production plant in Józefów, Poland.
According to Lallemand, major investments have been made to double both yeast drying and micro-encapsulation capacities. Lallemand noted that its Titan line is a patented live yeast protection technology specifically designed for pelleted feed applications.
The company said its protected yeast production capacity is expected to double by the end of 2019.
“This represents one of our major investments in production facilities of the past decade. Since the launch of the Titan technology 10 years ago, we have seen a tremendous growth in the demand. We used to produce all our live yeast products in one plant," Lallemand Animal Nutrition general manager Yannig Le Treut said.
"Then, we extended this production to five yeast plants in Canada, South Africa and Europe, including two European facilities dedicated to Titan microencapsulation. Today, Titan forms of our live yeast products represent much more than 50% of the total supply," he added. "This growing demand has been fueled by an increase in pelleted feed production, even in markets where mash feed was traditionally the main feed form. Moreover, as the pelleting processes are becoming increasingly stringent to answer feed quality and safety standards, it is a real challenge for heat-sensitive feed additives. Feed producers and premixers need stable probiotics that can withstand such pelleting processes and remain stable during storage.”
Lallemand Animal Nutrition develops, produces and markets high value yeast and bacteria products, including probiotics, silage inoculants and yeast derivatives.