The INNEUS ranges® and NOOVALIFETM honored at SPACE 2022, an international exhibition dedicated to practices and challenges for the future of the world of animal husbandry
Clermont-Ferrand, September 16, 2022 – Metabolic Explorer (FR0004177046 METEX), a leader in industrial fermentation that enables the manufacture of ingredients of natural origin for the animal feed, cosmetics and biopolymer markets, announces today the finalization of the life cycle analysis (LCA).) of all its amino acids, which allows to position them in a low-carbon offer to meet the challenges of the animal sector in terms of decarbonization.
As an actor of the ecological transition, METEX is committed to measuring the environmental footprint of its ingredients and has therefore carried out, through its subsidiary METEX NØØVISTAGO, the life cycle analysis. complete range of amino acids produced in its factory in Amiens. The results of this study show that the origin of production has a significant impact on the carbon footprint of amino acids: French production – low carbon – has an environmental impact on average 5 times lower than Chinese production and on average 3 times lower than production from other origins. These data, which are new for the sector, therefore represent a significant lever to optimize their environmental impact since European customers of the livestock sectors, thanks to local amino acids, see improvements in their environmental performance.
The results of the ACV will gradually become available to customers and users of low-carbon amino acids produced and marketed via its METEX ANIMAL NUTRITION brand under the NOOVALIFE offeringTM.
The Group points out that this approach embodies the strategy of the METEX transformation plan aimed at directing the production of the Amiens site towards specialties with high added value.
In addition, with this approach, the Group points out that it was the winner of the INNOV’SPACE competition organized by the international livestock exhibition – SPACE 2022 – which is being held today in Rennes. The quality of this low-carbon approach, rated 2 stars for its degree of interest, was thus recognized by a jury of independent experts who reward the best innovations in breeding. As part of SPACE, the Group was also awarded for its INNEUS range® launched last April, an innovative range of solutions for pigs and poultry aimed at strengthening the integrity of their intestinal barrier, promoting their immune system and reducing their oxidative stress.
Etienne CORRENT, Commercial and Innovation Director of the METEX ANIMAL NUTRITION activity, states: ” The quality data of the LCA work carried out for several months by our teams position us as experts in the environmental impacts of the production of amino acids for livestock. To facilitate the appropriation of this approach by our customers, we have created, through our professional website, a portal dedicated to the values of the environmental footprint of our solutions. We also offer technical support on the calculations of the carbon footprint per kg of food or meat (pork and poultry), according to the origin of the amino acids since they can contribute up to about 10% and up to 30% of the carbon footprint of food. »
Nicolas MARTIN, Director of Sustainable Development of the Group, adds: ” Benefiting from a significantly lower carbon footprint, the use of amino acids produced by our METEX NØØVISTAGO factory in Amiens allows a significant advance in decarbonisation strategies for livestock in Europe. Beyond improving the nutritional efficiency of foods or the functional role they play in the animal’s metabolism, our amino acids allow to reduce the import of soy, to reduce the necessary amount of dietary protein and to rejected livestock and reducing the impact on climate change. Changing the supply of amino acids from outside Europe to supply from METEX production could reduce the meat’s carbon footprint by 10%. »
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About METabolic Explorer – www.metabolic-explorer.com
Contribute to the necessary ecological transition by innovating to produce and market low-carbon functional ingredients in a different way that are used in the manufacture of consumer products.
Using renewable raw materials, the company develops and industrializes innovative and competitive industrial fermentation processes as alternatives to petrochemical processes to meet the new social expectations of consumers and the challenges of the energy transition. Its functional ingredients of natural origin are used in the formulation of cosmetics, animal nutrition and health products or as intermediates for the synthesis of biomaterials.
The METEX NØØVISTA production unit, based in Carling in Moselle, enables the METEX group to market 1,3 propanediol (PDO) and butyric acid (AB).
The acquisition of Ajinomoto Animal Nutrition Europe, renamed METEX NØØVISTAGO, 1er The European site for the production of amino acids for animal feed, allows the METEX Group to realize its ambition to become one of the world leaders in the functional ingredients produced by fermentation.
METabolic EXplorer, based at Biopôle Clermont Limagne near Clermont-Ferrand, is listed on Euronext in Paris (Compartment B, METEX) and is part of the CAC Small index.
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 The ACV is a standardized method to assess the environmental footprint of a product, taking into account the different categories of impact (multi-criteria method) and including all the stages of a product’s life. Taking the different stages of the life cycle allows to identify the stages or raw materials that contribute the most to the environmental footprint of the product and therefore to establish priorities for improvement measures.
 This LCA is part of a European and international methodological framework with respect to the following methodological standards:
• ISO 14040
• Feed PEFCR: European methodological reference specific to animal feed and approved by the European Commission
• Guidelines developed by FAO in the framework of the LEAP program, for the environmental assessment of additives used in animal feed.