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Reducing energy consumption in the feed mill

“A lot of energy is required for the manufacture of animal feed”, says Zetadec director Menno Thomas. With increasing prices for gas and electricity, it is crucial to reduce energy consumption in the feed industry. At a symposium, organized by Schothorst Feed Research, Thomas shared some smart solutions to reduce energy consumption in the feed mill.
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Sharing our expertise

“At Zetadec, we like to share our knowledge and expertise in the field of feed and food processing and validation of biomass”, says director Menno Thomas. Zetadec scientists contribute to the education of students and feed&food professionals, e.g., in the international Feeds and Nutrition Course of Schothorst Feed Research, and the Feed Manufacturing Technology course of Wageningen University. Next to these training and education activities, Zetadec is also involved in various national and international research projects.
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Zetadec investigates BOA innovation

Improvement of pre-compacting technology in pelleting processing might reduce energy consumption in the feed industry. Zetadec performs trials to investigate the possibilities of a modified BOA500, and to study the consequences of the modified technique for pellet quality.
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Zetadec is participating in the project "Emissiearm veevoer"

Zetadec is currently working to reduce carbon footprint and nitrogen emission as part of the project “Emmissiearm Veevoer The project is funded by the European Union and the provinces Gelderland and Overijssel within the EFRO subside program OP Oost. The aim of the project is to substantially reduce the carbon footprint and nitrogen emission from animal husbandry by developing low emission feed. This is done by focusing on an innovative and integral approach that addresses all sectors in the feed chain.
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Holiday wishes 2020

The team of Zetadec wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a great 2021!
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Zetadec welcomes our new colleague

The Zetadec team has a new member. Since February Marjanne has joined the team and is looking forward to perform research projects in the field of feed technology. 
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Zetadec's view on energy, reported in "Feed Strategy"

"Feed Strategy", a journal with news for the global animal feed industry, has published an article on energy in feed manufacturing. The article reports the opinion of Zetadec.
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Zetadec present at VICTAM

Zetadec will be visiting the Victam International event, from June 12 - 14, 2019 at the KoelnMesse in Cologne, Germany. On 13 June 2019, at the 1st International Feed Technology Conference, our colleague Dr Menno Thomas will give a talk about fundamental factors in feed manufacturing aiming towards a unifying processing framework.
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Scalibur project


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Feeds and nutrition course lectured by Zetadec

The registration for the 9th edition of the Feeds & Nutrition Course has been opened. The Feeds and Nutrition course is a yearly recurring event. It is designed to inform the participants about the main theoretical and practical aspects of everything involved in feed production. The course is set up in different modules so that, depending on the interest of the participant, a custom program can be made. More information about the course can be obtained from the website: https://lnkd.in/eR2G2gb
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