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October 2016


In this issue:

Production capacity increase CASE STUDY: The cleanable Z-Conveyor by Poeth

• A new protein source for feed • Enzymatic flour standardisation • From grain to bread - at the Bakery Innovation Center • Combustible dust control • SPACE 2016

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Joordens Zaden increases production capacity by 20 percent thanks to investment in new, fast and 100% cleanable Z-Conveyor by Poeth




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40 Enzymatic flour standardisation 44 From grain to bread


48 A new protein source for feed


52 The balance of power

56 Combustable dust control

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108 People news from the global milling industry


78 Event listings, reviews and previews


14 Mildred Cookson 25 Tom Blacker 26 Christophe Pelletier 32 Chris Jackson 35 Clifford Spencer

2 GUEST EDITOR Dr Jens Schapps


72 MARKETS John Buckley

60 Bentall Rowlands Storage Systems Limited talks grain storage 64 State of the art ship loading and unloading equipment


37 Kansas State University’s IGP Institute and USSEC host feed manufacturing course

106 INTERVIEW Carlos Cabello

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The EU cereals sector will maintain and expand our performance both domestically and abroad

The EU is a global leader in cereals, both in domestic production and in export performance. This is all the more remarkable taking into account the evolution of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) support to the cereals sector over the last few years. The CAP is now market-oriented and farmsupport has moved to decoupled direct income support instead of the product related market price support. Since 2005 EU farmers, including EU cereal farmers, receive CAP direct payments which are ‘decoupled’ from production. One of the traditional market support tool, the public intervention price, is in principle still in place. The EU ‘reference price’ for cereals is now set at roughly 101€ per tonne. If triggered, farmers can sell cereals with the required EU quality standards to national authorities at the reference price of 101€ per tonne. In practice, however, the public intervention price is well below the market price and since 2012 we have had no cereal stocks in public intervention. At the same time the EU cereals sector has seen record production levels over the last few years. In 2016/17, the total EU cereals production is expected to exceed the ceiling of 300 million tonnes for the fourth marketing year in a row. The main driver for this trend has been soft wheat with EU wheat production reaching around 150 million tonnes, that is around 50 percent of total EU cereals production. Wheat production has now hit record levels four years in a row in France, the main producer Member State. With regard to quality, results have also been favourable, namely in Germany where the level of protein content is traditionally the highest. EU wheat production represents roughly 20 percent of global wheat production and

makes the EU by far the first producer of wheat in the world (Russia and US production follow at around 55-60 million tonnes of wheat). Europe has almost perfect cereal-growing conditions. Until 2025, we therefore expect a continued expansion in area and yield for wheat, a slightly lowered share for barley and a stable area for maize. On the world cereals market, ample supplies have lead in recent years to an accumulation of carry-over stocks, which has weighted on world prices. Despite low commodity prices on the global market, EU cereals remain competitive. The EU has also been able to break export records close to 50 million tonnes of total cereals exports, including around 30 million tonnes of wheat and 13 million tonnes of barley. Furthermore, both for soft wheat and barley, the EU was the leading exporter on the world market in 2014/15 and 2015/16 respectively. Good cereals harvest, both in quantity and quality, have supported the competitiveness of EU cereals on export markets, with no need for any export refund to be granted - a situation only few would have imagined 10-20 years ago. Indeed, at the 10th WTO Ministerial Conference in Nairobi in December 2015, WTO members, including the EU, decided to eliminate all forms of export subsidies and disciplines on other potentially trade-distorting export measures. The outlook remains positive for EU cereals and in particular for wheat. Food, feed and export demand for EU cereals is expected to keep growing. However, the EU cereals sector will also face challenges ahead. In particular, increased environmentally-friendly production methods, highest quality standards and precision farming will become more and more standard practices. The EU cereals sector will take these challenges proactively on board and we are confident that we will maintain and expand our performance both domestically and abroad. Dr Jens Schapps

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Held at the Rennes Exhibition Centre from September 13 to 16, Space 2016 certainly lived up to its reputation as being amongst the world’s very best. Right from when representatives from the Ivory Coast, Togo, Guinea and Cameroon opened the show; right up until its closure by the European Commissioner for Agriculture, Phil Hogan, Space 2016 delivered a truly international flavour. See the full story on page 92

Grands Moulins De Paris

A leading miller since the company was founded in 1919, over the years Grand Moulins in Paris has been able to diversify its activities and innovate to maximize customer satisfaction. Their business covers the entire wheat chain from its cultivation up to the finished product. Selecting the finest wheat varieties to produce premium quality flour and mixes is an example of how Grand Moulins guarantees its customers the best products. The company mobilizes people in the field and operational teams who are passionate about their work and who combine expertise and know-how. Similarly, their research and marketing teams create new formulas and recipes to meet customers’ expectations in terms of originality, diversity, and quality. See the full story on page 68



FRANCE STATS 72.8 million - Production in tonnes per hectare for French cereals in 2014 141 - Percentage average dietary supply adequacy for France for the last 5 years (2011-2016), compared to a global average of 123 in 2015 187.5K - France’s consumption in nutrients of Phosphate fertilizers in 2014. Europe’s total average for the same year was 3.5m 4 | October 2016 - Milling and Grain

Protein products for feeds and foodstuffs receive inaugural awards

The 9th Protein Summit brought together experts from around the world to share their visions and discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the global proteins world. Bridge2Food awards were held in Lille, France. See the full story on page 86

Magazine Development

Antoine Tanguy is based in France is now delivering Milling and Grain magazine online in French. He met several representatives of the French milling industry when the team attended SPACE together last month. Our online French edition will add value not only to France but also throughout north Africa.

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Registration opens early for largest AFIA member event


egistration for the American Feed Industry Association’s 2017 Purchasing & Ingredient Suppliers Conference has come early this year, with early-bird rates running today through January 17th 2017. PISC, coined, “Where Business Gets Done!” is located in Orlando, Florida, March 7-9, of next year. More than 550 buyers and sellers of feed and feed ingredients attend the annual three-day event, designed for educational and networking purposes. PISC is the event of the year for anyone interested in the current state of the animal food industry. Every year, past attendees recommend PISC as the best meeting for buyers and sellers of ingredients. “PISC is a great conference for those in the animal food industry to attend,” said Kara Cagle of Tysons. “Not only do you get to hear relevant information from the speakers, it is a perfect opportunity to network with industry professionals, build on existing relationships and create new ones.” A new format is underway for 2017, with the event beginning on Tuesday and running through Thursday afternoon. Conference favourites, golf tournament, sporting clays, networking opportunities and receptions are still staples on the agenda. Event speakers include Kevin Folta, Ph.D., University of Florida, who will speak about “Failing to Feed a Hungry World,” and Teri Yanovitch, former Disney Institute speaker, who will engage attendees on “The Magic of the ‘Pixie Dust’ Customer Service, a Way of Life for Disney.” AFIA will offer its “Buyers to Orlando” scholarship program and, for the second time, the PISC committee will host a “Suppliers Product Showcase,” allowing suppliers to showcase products during meet and greet sessions.

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As the northern summer draws to a close and the weather cools, travel to conferences and expos seem to be heating up. This month I will be visiting Vancouver, Canada to attend the World Nutrition Forum, hosted by Biomin followed by a journey further afield to attend Vietnam’s Vietstock 2016 event in Saigon and then IAOM MEA conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Although the World Nutrition Forum is an ‘invitation only’ gathering it offers an important meeting point for key nutritionists and formulators in addition to feed and food company representatives to discuss progress we are making in providing food at a lower cost, and of a higher standard while addressing public health and nutritional concerns. Milling and Grain has been very fortunate to receive an invitation to this year’s event which will focus on ‘Driving the Protein Economy’. This is a subject close to my heart, as I believe that our domesticated animals, provided with the right nutrition, can deliver the protein the world will need as we draw closer to the 9.5 billion people forecast for the planet by 2050. I’m particularly interested to hear Emeritus Profession of Food Marketing David Hughes from Imperial College London, who will address this key topic in his opening keynote presentation. But western Canada is quite some distance from my next destination the following week! Vietnam is one of the fastest growing economies in South East Asia and Vietstock one of the country’s most important meeting points for all those involved in intensive livestock production. This year Vietstock is hosting an aquaculture conference that Perendale (publishers of International Aquafeed magazine) is co-organising along with the charity Aquaculture without Frontiers. On the way back to the UK, I will have the opportunity to stop in Ethiopia where the IAOM Middle East/Africa is hosting its bi-annual conference and exhibition. Milling and Grain is working with NEPAD (a New Partnership for Africa’s Development - the technical body of the African Union) to connect its work with the milling industry. We will be hosting a reception to not only make IAOM members attending aware first hand of the work of this important African group (that represents 53 of the 54 African nations) is doing, but to also officially launch our new charity ‘Milling4Life’. Cliff Spencer, chairman of the charity and Goodwill Ambassador to NEPAD, talks more about the aims and objectives of the charity and the work he is doing with NEPAD in his column in this edition. I hope you enjoy this current edition! Roger Gilbert - Publisher



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Bratney Companies partners with Omas Industries


ratney Companies and Omas Industries have announced the signing of a strategic partnership agreement in order to provide state-of-the-art milling plants and solutions. The partnership will include joint distributorship, sales and promotional efforts for new and existing milling plants in the United States and Canada. Such an agreement is an opportunity for both companies to combine their expertise, resources and experiences to achieve their shared philosophy of customer satisfaction. CEO of Omas Industries, Luigi Nalon has commented, “The new partnership between Bratney Companies and Omas Industries creates an ideal combination of synergies. Together we will continue to provide quality equipment, engineering and installation services to our customers. This partnership will bring cost effective and unique

services to the grain industry.” Founded in 1966, Omas is a wellknown equipment manufacturer within the flour, maize and rice mill industries. Located in Padova, Italy, Omas holds several patents due to outstanding research and development efforts. The most recent is included in the Leonardo Roller Mill that features variability in the roll differential and can reduce up to 70 percent on energy consumption. President of Bratney Companies, Peter Bratney says, “This new alliance provides a tremendous opportunity to combine Omas’ revolutionary

technology with Bratney’s industryleading engineering, construction and service technicians”. He continues, “This further reinforces Bratney’s reputation as a market leader in new and innovative solutions. I anticipate this partnership will bring great value to our customers in the US and Canada.” Founded in 1964, Bratney began as a plant supplier to the Midwest seed and grain markets. Today, Bratney is a market leader in engineering and design, and supplies to the seed, feed, grain and food industries throughout the United States.

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Universities Federation for Animal Welfare Award winner

Harry Appleby at Writtle University College, Chelmsford, England


project that has the potential to make ‘the greatest contribution to animal welfare science’ has gone to First Class Animal Science graduate, Harry Appleby at Writtle University College, Chelmsford, England. He was awarded the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare award on September 9, 2016. The research Harry Appleby carried out ‘aimed to provide an alternative to the slaughter of approximately 4.2 billion day-old male chicks’. He comments “this current situation is possibly the biggest ethical issue within the animal industry.” The methodology behind the research was based upon hormone analysis and Harry told Milling and Grain that he quantitatively evaluated the concentration of oestrone sulphate within the allantoic fluid of developing ISA Brown chicken embryos during the early stages of development. Crucial to the justification of this project, Harry said “the analysis of hormone concentrations and accurate sex identification of female and male embryos in ovo, was achieved prior to the development of pain perception.” The main results of the research suggested that a breed difference in hormone concentration may exist between domestic poultry breeds. Conscious that the world population is expected to reach an estimated 9.5 billion by 2050, Harry stated that achieving sustainability and providing an ethical form of food production should be the ultimate goal of all sectors within the livestock industry. Whilst he is confident that a cost effective, practical alternative to the slaughter of day-old male chicks will soon become standard practice he reminds us “this can only be achieved through strong cooperation between the

scientific community, UK government, and the poultry industry.” Despite the current process of slaughtering 50 percent of all incubated eggs is, as Harry describes, “unethical, unsustainable and uneconomical,” with the results of his research and further investment, he summarises that ‘a solution may well be on the horizon’. Harry has subsequently found himself a job with a top poultry company. It is promising to hear industry leaders of the future may include such individuals as Harry, who has been successful in striving towards implementing alternative approaches within the industry.

Final share payments made following Wessex Grain takeover


efetra Ltd confirmed recently that final payments due to the farmer shareholders of Wessex Grain following the acquisition have been processed, drawing the takeover to a successful conclusion. Cefetra, a leading UK agri-business, acquired the entire share capital of Wessex Grain through a multi-million pound bid after receiving almost 100 percentapproval from shareholders in November 2015. The remaining 50p balance of the £5.75 per share was paid in cash to the holders in August 2016. Since the acquisition, Wessex Grain has reported growth in its export programme with an increased number of grain vessels completing their journey to European ports with malting barley, OSR, milling oats and feed barley.

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Simon Wilcox, previously managing director at Wessex Grain, commented, “The process of becoming part of Cefetra has developed well and I now feel the two businesses have fully integrated, with significant benefits to Wessex Grain and our farmer growers already evident. “Our export programme has expanded with additional vessels being loaded out of south coast ports increasing our total tonnage by some 20%. Cefetra has also invested significantly, injecting a six-figure sum into the business to improve facilities at the Henstridge store and office. “The Wessex Grain team are now playing a key role in developing Cefetra’s grain origination business that is expanding nationwide. New farm grain buyers are covering East

Anglia, the North-East and Scotland and further recruitment is ongoing. Cefetra provides farmer growers access to key markets within the UK and across Europe.” Andrew Mackay, managing director at Cefetra, added: “This deal benefitted all parties; shareholders by an immediate cash return, Wessex Grain by enhancing its position as a strong regional grain buyer and more crucially farmers across the region by offering them a major independent and financially strong business to work with to market their grain. Shareholders will now get the remaining balance as agreed and on schedule. “Moving forward we plan to build upon the success of this acquisition to continue expanding both the farm grain origination business across the UK and tonnage, alongside the range of operations for Wessex Grain and its farming suppliers.”

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The 1888 Plymouth Milling Convention Part 2

Mr Hosken and Sons’ Roller Mill, Hayle

Milling journals of the past at The Mills Archive by Mildred Cookson, The Mills Archive, UK My introduction last month to nabim’s Plymouth Milling Convention of 1888 was based on an extended article in The Miller of 2 July 1888, which covered intended trips to mills in Devon. Also on the tour were planned visits to Cornish mills, which will have excited

considerable interest. These conventions and exhibitions in the late Victorian period enabled the milling profession to keep abreast of the latest developments in technology and milling practice. As is still the case, such a convention in the “West Country” would include significant social events in one of England’s premier holiday regions. It was probably no coincidence that 1888 was the year when the Great Western Railway achieved its ambition to move into Cornwall, having only arrived in Plymouth in 1876. Mills on the Cornish itinerary focused on Hayle, two of which are described below. Other mills of particular interest were those of Messrs John Lake & Sons in Truro (Robinson System) and Mr T Hitchins’ Grenance Mill in St Austell (Childs’ System). Messrs Hosken & Son’s Loggans Mill in Hayle was promised to be one of the more interesting mills to visit. It was a substantial five storied stone building fitted with a roller plant by J Harrison Carter of 82 Mark Lane London.

The mill had just installed a system of pneumatic sorting which had been recently patented. The mill had a capacity of 10 sacks/hour; the only motive power mentioned was a horizontal compound condensing engine, disappointingly no details were given of the waterwheel which was still operating. Many centuries of history The history of the mill goes back many centuries, with several mills, built on the site. The present building, dated 1852, had been gradually growing since 1827 when Mr William Hosken, the head of the existing firm, took over “Loggans” mill. He had inherited it from his father, the family inheritance dating back to 1800. As with many local mills, ironwork such as waterwheels would come from local foundries. Bodley foundry in Exeter was such a foundry and one of our drawings shows their design dated 1894 for an 11ft 6in diameter undershot wheel with 30 floats. Wheat was transported from Hayle’s wharves to the mill and the finished produce was conveyed to the railway station by traction engine. Another feature of the mill was that it was by then largely independent of millwrights and engineers, as they had established workshops in which they could cast, if necessary, their own brasses. The wheat bins were all ventilated by perforated zinc plates which let in on each side to allow fresh air to play upon the grain, keeping it much sweeter. On each floor A Daverio Improved Patent Roller Mill

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Milling News Messrs John Lake and Son’s Roller Mill, Truro

Mr Thomas Hitchins’ Roller Mill, St Austell

Messrs JH Trevithick & Sons’ Roller Mill, Hayle

Bodley Foundry 1894 design for an undershot waterwheel

in addition to the customary range of fire buckets, was a “Merryweather Fire Queen” hand engine which all of the staff had been carefully trained to use. The wheat cleaning department was separated from the mill by iron doors and was fitted out with a Barnard & Leas’ separator, two cockle cylinders and a ‘Eureka’ smutter along with a ‘Victor’ brush. Carter’s three-high roller mills The ground floor had the usual line of shafting and elevator bottoms, the flour and offals were also packed on this floor. A friction clutch and pulley was fixed on this floor so that, if needed, the waterwheel could be disconnected from the engine. The first floor had various roller mills for reducing the wheat on the system of six breaks, and flouring the semolina, middlings and dunst. The first break used Carter’s four grooved chilled iron rolls 20in by 9in. The second four grooved rolls 30ins by 9ins and the third used two rolls, 30in by 9in and 20in by 9in. The fourth, fifth and sixth breaks were done on the four roll type with grooved rolls 30ins by 9ins. The flouring of the middlings and semolina were done on thirteen of Carter’s three-high roller mills. The second floor was equipped with semolina purifiers, two centrifugals for treating the bran, a wheat grader and two Comerford dust catchers. The third floor had ten centrifugals, and a small gravity purifier; the fourth floor had a hexagonal silk reel 22ft long, along with six scalpers and four centrifugals, a sifting sieve and two more centrifugals for redressing the flour. The fifth floor was fitted with the elevator heads and four Carter & Zimmer pneumatic sorters. Messrs JH Trevithick & Sons steam flour mill was situated close to Hayle railway station. It was fitted out with a 12 sack/hr roller plant by Henry Simon. A large part of the present mill was built by the owner who was descended

from the great engineer, Richard Trevithick. The mill also had a bakery attached which allowed the testing of the flour daily and satisfied the demand of local shops. The mill was powered by a high and low pressure beam engine of about 180hp, with a surface condenser and a 4ft stroke. The fly wheel was 20ft in diameter and weighed 15 tons. On the first floor were six Simon three-high roller mills, grooved for breaking the wheat on the system of six breaks, and six roller mills fitted with smooth rolls for converting a portion of the semolina and middlings into flour, the remainder of the smooth rolls were on the floor above. The second floor had three Simon gravity purifiers, a Whitmore sieve purifier, a Staniar’s bran duster and four of Ince’s dust collectors. The third floor, had two Simon large size double gravity purifiers, a sieve purifier, a middlings sizer containing three sieves in one frame, and two Whitmore and Binyon silk reels, 22ft long and 44ins diameter. There was also a “Zigzag” wheat separator, a No 3 “Eureka” scourer and seven roller mills for the remainder of the 13 reductions. The seventh reduction was done on a Seck roller mill and the eighth to the eleventh done on four of Simon’s three high roller mils, with smooth rolls 20in by 10in. The twelfth reduction was done a “Victoria” porcelain roller mill with rolls 18in by 9in, and the thirteenth reduction done on a Daverio roller mill with smooth rolls 15in by 9in. The top floor had a long sieve semolina grader fitted with an aspirating arrangement for the last two separations. These articles only give a brief glimpse of the several million records held by the Mills Archive Trust. If you would like to know more please email me at mills@ Similarly, if you would like to receive my regular newsletter on our progress in building the world’s first public roller flour mill archive and library, please email me. Milling and Grain - October 2016 | 15

Milling and Grain supports the aims and objectives of the Mills Archive Trust, based in Reading, England. The history of milling no matter where it has taken place - is being archived by the Trust. For well over 100 years milling technology has been global with many magazines serving or having served our industry from flour and food to feed and oilseed processing and now to fish feeds. A most recent contribution to the Trust’s collection is a complete century of past edition of the now out-of-print ‘NorthWestern Miller’ from the United States. We are proud to present here, front cover illustrations from this valued and longserving publication as a visual reminder of the importance contribution past magazines provided to our industry.


Art in the Archive We are a charity that saves the world’s milling images and documents and makes them freely available for reference. We have more than two million records. We aim to cover the entire history of milling, from its ancient origins up to the present day Find out what we have and how you can help us grow The Mills Archive Trust Registered Charity No 1155828

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Water-based total fumonisins test kit launched


water-based total fumonisins test kit, AgraStrip Total FUM Watex has been added to the recently launched AgraStrip Watex product line by Romer

Labs. AgraStrip Watex test kits are available for aflatoxins (B1, B2, G1, G2), deoxynivalenol, zerealenone and fumonisins (B1, B2, B3) and provide a fast, simple and eco-friendly solution for on-site mycotoxin testing. Tests for ochratoxin A are in the final stages of development. “The test kits are optimised to extract mycotoxins using distilled water in combination with an extraction buffer. That and the fact that the same extract can actually be used to test for multiple mycotoxins, make AgraStrip Watex the product of choice for simple, fast and eco-friendly mycotoxin detection,” says Dr Kurt Brunner, research and development director at Romer Labs. Accuracy and robustness have been once again confirmed by the recent GIPSA approval for AgraStrip ZON Watex,

the product becoming the first and so far only waterbased zerealenone test kit to successfully pass the GIPSA performance test. AgraStrip Watex test kits are quantitative tests. Used with the AgraVision reader, these test kits provide objective results and secure a consistent result documentation. All test kits come with Whirl-Pak bags that contain integrated filter membranes. As such, there is no longer any need for additional extract clarification equipment like centrifuges or filters. The incubator that controls the ambient test temperature and the dust- and dirt-resistant AgraVision reader make the AgraStrip test system very robust and well suited for onsite mycotoxin testing. Romer Labs is a leading global supplier of diagnostic solutions for food and feed safety. The company offers a broad range of innovative tests and services covering mycotoxins, food pathogens, food allergens, gluten, GMO, veterinary drug residues and other food contaminants. It also operates four accredited, full-service laboratories on three continents. The fundamental objective at Romer Labs is to provide scientifically sound, high quality products and services, true to its mission: ‘Making the World’s Food Safer’. Romer Labs is part of Erber Group.



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Bühler opens factory for rice processing equipment in Vietnam


he Bühler Group opened a factory in the Long An province in Vietnam today, addressing increased demand for high-quality rice processing solutions in the region. The new factory will employ over 200 workers and further expands Bühler’s global service and production network, delivering highquality solutions to customers locally. At the same time, Bühler is further strengthening its leading position in the global rice processing industry (in terms of combined turnover in rice milling and logistics). Currently, around 30 percent of global rice production is processed

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on Bühler equipment. Vietnam’s population of over 90 million people strongly relies on rice as a staple food. An estimated 5,000 rice processors produce more than 45 million tonnes of rice every year, making the country one of the largest rice producers worldwide. With Bühler’s new factory for rice-processing equipment, local rice processors will now be able to offer their products in a quality that meets export standards, strengthening the position of Vietnam in the international markets and enabling it to face competition from Thai and Cambodian rice producers. Demand for state-of-the-art rice

processing solutions has never been greater, as it enables processors to profitably improve their rice quality and meet export requirements, while enhancing food safety and quality standards for domestic consumption. This multimillion-dollar investment includes a complete sales and service office, engineering and R&D units, as well as a production workshop. The factory can deliver entire rice milling solutions and is expected to produce several hundred machines to Vietnam and neighboring countries annually. The opening also coincides with the official launch of the Bühler W sorter in Vietnam. This high-precision rice sorter reliably removes defects and foreign material from a range of rice varieties, enabling Vietnamese processors to compete on a global scale with high-quality rice. Lương Trung Hiếu, General Manager of Bühler Vietnam, says: “Considering Vietnam’s position as one of the leading global rice producers, we think Bühler’s topquality equipment will contribute to the further economic development of the region. The factory in Long An will act as the engineering centre for complete solutions for rice, manufacturing accessories,

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A auxiliary equipment, and technology integration for the entire grains and food offering of the Bühler Group in Southeast Asia.” Rustom Mistry, Chairman and Managing Director of Bühler Vietnam, adds “The Bühler Group has had a presence in Vietnam since we opened our first office in 1960. Now, with this factory, we have the opportunity to show our customers our processing equipment in operation.” The inauguration event of the new rice-processing factory was held in the presence of Vietnamese government

leaders and senior officials from the Long-An province, representatives of the Swiss Consulate General, as well as Bühler’s top executives. Johannes Wick, CEO Grains & Food, said at the opening ceremony: “With this new factory, we make a difference for rice processors in Vietnam and Southeast Asia. With the expansion of our local network, we enable our customers to produce rice that meets highest expectations of the international markets, nurturing prosperity and growth in the region.”

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Phytogenic feed additive market to double every 7 years


ealthy demand for phytogenic feed additives (PFAs) in livestock production should cause annual global sales to grow four-fold by 2030, according to calculations by Biomin. The botanicals market has grown rapidly in recent years, having already topped US$500 million in global sales in 2015. Worldwide sales will cross the US$1 billion threshold by 2023 and could reach US$2 billion annually by 2030. “Looking at numerous scenarios based on feed production trends, evolving consumer demands, changes in livestock production including antibiotic-free and antibiotic-reduction strategies and the growing demand for animal protein products, by 2030 we can expect the PFA market to total between US$1.7 billion and US$2 billion,”

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explained Michael Noonan, Global Product Manager Phytogenics at Biomin. Efficiency gains “Improving feed efficiency is a perennial concern for the livestock industry,” said Mr Noonan. Feed costs represent anywhere from 50 percent to 80 percent of production costs, depending on the livestock species and country. “Particularly in the context of competitive global animalprotein markets, efficiency matters,” he added. Market drivers Though roughly three percent of the 1.2 billion tonnes of feed used worldwide today include these plant-based products, PFA inclusion in livestock feed should grow considerably by 2030. This represents growth in global market demand of eight to 10 percent per year on average. “Some of the largest and most sophisticated livestock operations have been early-adopters of phytogenic feed additives and have continued to use them in light of the benefits that they have achieved,” said Mr Noonan. Consumer preferences have shifted considerably in recent years, as efforts to phase out antibiotic growth promoters (AGPs) and coccidiostats have accelerated in countries worldwide, including Brazil, China and the United States. Antibiotic reduction and the uptake of novel growth promoters (NGPs) to optimise feed costs, improve efficiency and reduce emissions should boost demand worldwide for PFAs in the future.

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New horizons for methionine outlined at Advancia’s 10th edition

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ore than 110 participants attended the 10th Advancia International Methionine Seminar, which was held in Beijing, China on September 5, 2016 and organized by Adisseo, prior to the WPSA World’s Poultry Congress and VIV China. What a greater place than China, the home of the Great Wall to introduce the concept of new horizons for methionine beyond its use as a building block, say the organisers. “After 10 years of intensive scientific research, it is time to review what has been done and what are the progresses and the remaining questions,” says Dr Pierre-André Geraert, Director Innovation Marketing at Adisseo. “Our Advancia 2016 will also address the additional benefits on immune system as well as the contribution of sulfur amino acids on the antioxidant metabolism and its impact on meat quality beyond its well-known ability to create proteins” he adds. Opening the seminar Professor Mike Kidd, from University of Arkansas, USA, reviewed the progress made in synthetic amino acid supplementation to improve animal protein production efficiency and how sulfur amino acids contributed to this development. Kate Meloche from Professor Bill Dozier’s team from Auburn University, USA, addressed the requirement in sulfur amino acids for growing broilers. On behalf of Dr Sophie Tessereaud, from INRA, France the numerous interactions between metabolism of sulfur amino acids, methionine and cysteine and energy, lipid and methyl metabolism were reviewed.

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Professor Alain Lescure from CNRS, France, opened the area of thiol groups as key components of the antioxidant metabolism and redox balance, opening the biochemistry from sulfur to selenium. He showed the important role of methionine in activating cascade of cellular signals. Dr Mario Estevez from University of Extremadura, Spain addressed meat quality issues and how sulfur amino acids can be involved through their anti-oxidant potentialwhile Professor Sammy Aggrey, University of Georgia, USA, opened the new area of sulfur amino acids and immunity through recent work. Indeed, methionine balance significantly affects immune capacity linked to the redox involvement of methionine and cysteine. All participants had the opportunity to raise the remaining burning questions as well as the new areas to investigate on the potential of sulfur amino acids in poultry nutrition. The chairmen of this roundtable Professor Mike Kidd and Profrssor Yuming Guo stimulated lots of exchanges and discussions between the participants around the concept of requirements linked with better animal health and product quality. advancia/advancia-2016-presentations

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[ Museum Story No. 8 ]

The consolidation of developed markets Tom Blacker, International Milling and Grain Directory This month, we have welcomed six new members to the International Milling and Grain Directory, with one company updating their listings. As always, we warmly welcome them and I would like to again: Hicare, Ozpolat Milling Machinery Technology, Henan Richi Husbandry Machinery Co., Ltd, Wire Cloth Manufacturers Inc., TANIS, Swiss School of Milling, KSE Process Technology B.V. and AGPR5. This is very good news but something of a comedown from our previous high of 16 new members in July. I hope that the growth of the Directory continues to be mutually beneficial for all stakeholders in the flour, feed, storage and handling industries for many months and years to come. In other news, the acquisition of Carr’s by Whitworth’s has been a hugely important move in the flour market for the UK. It made headlines around the world throughout our industry very quickly. The large impact has been felt across the globe and I can personally say that I was surprised. The consolidation of developed markets is well known about, just in 2013, the merger of ConAgra, Cargill and CHS created Ardent Mills as a giant in the North American milling landscape. As we are all in a good community, news travels fast and change is a universal constant for us all. In order for us all to keep up to date with the markets it is vital that we are all kept well informed of such market affecting changes as these, which can be done both through this magazine and the International Milling Directory. The 2017 print edition, which will be out later this year, will mark the Directory’s 25th edition. We are all very proud to have reached this milestone and it stands as a reminder to us to keep improving the directory. Its effectiveness and success relies so very heavily on all members supporting and developing their businesses. As a direct result of our members’ continued support, the distribution of the Directory has vastly improved each year since I joined in 2012. The International Milling and Grain Directory is currently a dependable resource for at least 15,000 key industry players worldwide, with these people being responsible for the major purchase and procurement decisions. Using the directory to place your products or services at the forefront of this billion-dollar market will give your company the highest possible visibility in the marketplace. So if this is one of your goals for your business, then please do not hesitate to contact me. @IntMD internationalmillingdirectory


“Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart”, portrait by B. Kraft

When Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart gave concerts at the court of Emperor Leopold, or on other ceremonial occasions, he wore his best wig. In the 18th century, wigs with curls arranged horizontally were the latest fashion. Those who wanted to keep up with the trend dusted their hair with powder – or in Mozart’s case with flour, the cheaper alternative. Grain was the beginning With its collection of over 3,000 flour sacks from 130 countries around the globe, the FlourWorld Museum in Wittenburg, near Hamburg (Germany), is unique in the world of grain. It is an initiative and cultural project of Mühlenchemie and a token of thanks to all millers. The museum shows the history of flour and its significance for mankind: FLOUR IS LIFE. Every new sack with an interesting motif is welcome in the Sackotheque and will find a permanent home there.


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The Pelletier Column Adding value through foresight

by Christophe Pelletier A question that I am being regularly asked is whether I have a crystal ball. Although I believe that it is more of a nice icebreaker than actually a question. There is a bit of a fascination in all of us about the idea that someone may actually be able to see into the future and tell others what is coming their way. If it were indeed possible, it certainly would reduce uncertainty but it also would make life quite a bit less exciting. Sorry to kill some of the mystique but foresight is not about crystal balls, cards or goat’s insides. Unfortunately, there is no magic in trying to identify likely future scenarios. Actually, the percentage of accurate predictions is rather disappointing. I heard recently of an American survey that estimated the accuracy level of predictions by economists currently stands at 47 percent; one of my colleagues even joked about this by saying if you flip a coin your predictions will be statistically higher by three points. The stock exchange in Amsterdam used to be famous by asking an ape to pick the top five stocks for the year and it repeatedly beat the analysts’ consensus. Mistakes to avoid when envisioning the future In my opinion, there are a couple of mistakes –or pitfallsto avoid when trying to envision the future. Trying to achieve an excess of accuracy is one of them, especially by trying to give hard figures. Numbers always tend to give a sense of precision and security, but all too often they do not mean much if they are not backed by a strong scenario. It is quite likely that you all have witnessed predictions on prices falling flat when the deadline arrived. Sometimes, the surprise is a good one, sometimes it is not, but the fact is that the prediction was inaccurate. Generally, the cause for this is a scenario built on too many variables for which there is little, if any, control. Assumptions become more prevalent than facts. Another mistake is to carry out a survey on today’s situation without projecting it in the future. When the plan based on such a survey is implemented, the environment has evolved and the conclusions of the survey are no longer valid. It may sound obvious, but I am always surprised to see how often a research ends up writing the present in the future tense and call it the future, always causing painful disappointment later on. There is nothing wrong about the present, though. It is only a point on a longer evolution. At least as important 26 | October 2016 - Milling and Grain

as the present, the past is a mine of information and wisdom that adds a lot of value in the development of futures scenarios. Today’s trends are always easy eye catchers, but many of them fill more a function of being trees for the forest. I always prefer looking for “deep currents” that slowly provide energy and dynamics to the long-term evolution without being disrupted much by superficial and shortterm distractions. I have found that they have more impact for future events. Spotting them requires work like everything else, of course, but it requires more than that. For the foresight exercise, instinct and intuition are major assets. Call it having a nose for it, gut feeling or a sixth sense, they are gifts that help tremendously to achieve a high level of successful prediction if you have them in-house. Discovering the value of a collaborative chain approach Next to the inner characteristics, there is plenty of external value as well. A collaborative chain approach is a must to connect the dots. In a previous column, I mentioned how important it is to be curious and know what is already available out there. When developing future scenarios, widening the scope beyond your organisation will do wonders. Be assured that most of your partners, be it business or other form of stakeholders, are also trying to figure out the future. Unfortunately, too often, the links in the chain -or the stitches in the web- work independently at this exercise. How much added value there is in joining forces to have the big picture scenarios would surprise most of us. Asking “How can I help you for the future?” to existing and prospective customers is quite effective. It creates a bond and a common goal. It also paves the way for higher added value for the future. Similarly, telling suppliers quite clearly about your future needs already starts putting the wheels in motion for receiving better products and services. Confronting scenarios with stakeholders who may have different objectives is a useful reality check about the larger landscape. To add more value for the future, the scenarios must of course identify what both the qualitative and quantitative characteristics of value are exactly, and how they rank for all of the stakeholders involved. Christophe Pelletier is a food and agriculture strategist and futurist from Canada. He works internationally. He has published two books on feeding the world’s growing population. His blog is called “The Food Futurist”.

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BIOMIN marks 25 years of Mycofix® and leading mycotoxin risk


IOMIN has announced the 25th anniversary of the launch of Mycofix®, the leading mycotoxin deactivating feed additive, initially introduced in 1991. “It’s amazing to think that some customers have been using Mycofix® for 25 years. Clients in more than 100 countries recognize Mycofix® as the most effective and innovative product of its kind. It speaks to longstanding client relationships built on science, service and speed,” remarked Erich Erber, BIOMIN Founder and President of the Supervisory Board of Erber Group, of which BIOMIN is a part. “Mycofix® represents decades of scientific research on mycotoxin deactivation and combines the most cuttingedge mycotoxin mitigation strategies available anywhere,” said Ursula Hofstetter, Director Competence Center Mycotoxins at BIOMIN. Science first “Robust R&D efforts have always been a core component of the Mycofix®product line,” she explained. In 1998, the firm signed its first research agreement on mycotoxin deactivation with the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna. Over time, further

Cargill and Japfa partnership


argill has made its first entry into the poultry business in Indonesia by entering a 60-40 partnership with So Good Food, a wholly owned Indonesian subsidiary of leading agrifood company Japfa. The joint venture aims to produce and supply safe and tasty high-quality poultry products in Indonesia. The strategic partnership will leverage Cargill’s broad industry expertise to boost So Good Food’s capabilities in consumer food processing technologies, product innovation and quality assurance. Cargill and Japfa will also work together to produce a new range of value-added consumer food products. Besides toll manufacturing for So Good Food, the joint venture company, Cahaya Gunung Foods (Shining Mountain Foods), will supply highquality products to well-established and reputable, quick and regular service restaurants, hotels and the food service sector, as well as convenience stores and petrol kiosks in Indonesia. Cahaya Gunung Foods will also have the capability to export products to the region. Derek Schoonbaert of Cargill was

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improvements and innovative ingredients that demobilise or degrade mycotoxins have been added. These efforts have cumulated in the development of technologies that biotransform mycotoxins into non-toxic substances, starting with Biomin®BBSH 797 to counteract trichothecenes. FUMzyme® —an ingredient in Mycofix® that detoxifies fumonisins— represents the most recent example of such strategies. The future of mycotoxin risk management Mycofix® now addresses a much broader range of mycotoxins than ever, making it an important tool for livestock and aquaculture producers throughout the world. Biotransformation will continue to play a key role in protecting animals. “Three decades of research and academic cooperation tells us that biotransformation is clearly the future of mycotoxin risk management. It’s targeted, irreversible and has a clear mode of action,” outlined Ms Hofstetter. “Also, it doesn’t take up much room in feed formulation. Unlike other methods, it directly addresses the root cause of health and performance issues —mycotoxins— and it’s the only way to successfully handle severe contamination levels.” Proven effectiveness Mycofix® contains the only EU authorised feed additives proven to adsorb harmful mycotoxins and to biotransform mycotoxins into nontoxic metabolites. Each ingredient has been evaluated in scientific and practical relevant field trials to assure effectiveness.

appointed Managing Director of Cahaya Gunung Foods and he says, “Indonesia is an important growth market for Cargill. This is our first venture in the poultry business in Indonesia and we are excited to be partnering with Japfa.” He continues, “We will implement our world-class systems and processes to ensure high quality chicken products through our broad industry expertise and quality standards.” In reference to the Cargill-Japfa partnership, Mr Tan Yong Nang, Chief Executive Officer of Japfa explained, “We are pleased to further cement our relationship with Cargill, whom we have had a long standing business relationship with. To be selected as Cargill’s JV partner is testament of Japfa’s high-quality food safety and welfare standards. We look forward to strengthening our capabilities and know-how with Cargill’s broad industry expertise, and deliver even better quality chicken products.” Cahaya Gunung Foods will initially operate out of So Good Food’s existing value-added meat plant at Boyolali, Indonesia and take over the employment of the employees at the processing facility. Both companies will look to invest and expand the operations together, focusing on new premium products. Meanwhile, So Good Food will

continue to operate its four meat processing plants in Indonesia, focused on producing downstream branded ready-to-eat consumer food products such as chicken nuggets, meat balls and shelf-stable sausages. According to Euromonitor, Indonesia is the largest foodservice market in ASEAN. The value of sales for Indonesia’s foodservice market grew at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.7 percent from 2010 to 2014, reaching US$36.8 billion in 2014, which was about US$14 billion higher than the next largest ASEAN market, Thailand. Full-service restaurants, fast food and street stalls are the top three growth drivers for Indonesia’s foodservice market. The sales value of the foodservice market is estimated to increase at a CAGR of 9.0 percent from 2015 to 2019, to hit US$56.3 million by the end of 2018. Mr Tan concludes, “As the world’s fourth most populous nation, Indonesia’s foodservice market offers immense opportunities. Today, our So Good, So Good Sozzis and So Nice brands are already award-winning household brands in Indonesia for processed meats such as chicken nuggets, meat balls and shelfstable sausages. Our JV with Cargill will take us a step further into new growth segments.”

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The importance of good training and workforce retention by Chris Jackson, Export Manager UK TAG My travels continue, which gives me a unique insight into farming and all of its allied industries around the world ranging from tropical to the most temperate of climatic

conditions. The scale of farming ranging from some of the biggest integrators of the world who rely on the latest technologies for precision farming along with large and complex machinery often computer driven through to medium scale business usually family owned and run, down to small scale subsistence farmers who have no other source of livelihood and who are completely reliant on weather and disease problems often compounded by adverse political decisions which can be made in countries far from their own shores. Whatever the size and scale of enterprise, be it crop or livestock production they all have their own particular challenges to overcome. Training is one of the most crucial aspects of running any business Without exception, training is one of the most crucial aspects of running any business successfully, and having trained operatives, businesses then need to motivate and retain their workers. Good training is both time consuming and adds considerable costs to production as technologies advance, then training has to be on-going and effective. Let us consider for the moment the problem for subsistence farmers who cannot afford the time to be away from their business; this especially applies to livestock units where the demand for attention is every day of the year. In the modern western world that I live in, we take for granted electricity, power and now telephones and internet. However in poorer areas where these do not exist, then the challenges of training are much more severe and I would argue that it is in these special areas that most can be gained 32 | October 2016 - Milling and Grain

by demonstrating simple but different production techniques that could substantially improve outputs and incomes. To succeed in these countries, the trainers need to have a very clear understanding, not only of the technical language, but cultural implications as well. Perhaps, more importantly, they also need to have first class practical abilities. The trainers therefore may very well not be trained to high university levels but must have practical skills of a different nature. Trainees must be well motivated and rewarded In order to keep these people interested they must be well motivated and rewarded and held in high regard. Unfortunately they are so often not well respected by society. I believe that it is of vital importance that trainers are trained and then placed into the field so that they can continually transfer knowledge; at this level the instruction must be in the field, and as we move along the farming scale, training can then be based both around the classroom and the practical situation. It has been demonstrated clearly to me that managers need to be competent in all the tasks so that they can ask staff to undertake them. Whereas they may not have the time to perform all of the tasks daily in order to inspire confidence in their workers. This simple principal will also encourage staff to perform well as they will know that their managers know first hand whether a job is being done well or badly. Sensible and attainable production targets should also be set that can be rewarded to motivate and retain staff; the costs of which will then be offset by an increase in production. This is the theme of training that I want to take forward, as we go to more exhibitions with Perendale our next being Agri Link in the Philippines; where I hope that some of our readers will visit our stand. This will then be followed by Vietstock and Eurotier. @AgrictecExports

Cargill and KSE are to strengthen their partnership through a new production line in Spain Cargill’s animal nutrition business will streamline its production capabilities in Spain by extending its facility in Mequinenza with an additional state-of-the art production facility. To do so, Cargill will strengthen their partnership with KSE Process Technology, who plays a key role in this project. The new facility will be equipped with the latest technology for animal nutrition production. This includes several ALFRA dosing and weighing systems, flexible silos for storage of raw materials and an internal transport solution from KSE. The extension will enhance product quality, customer experience and improve logistics. “The new operation provides us with a long term perspective for our operations in Spain,” said Alberto Martínez, managing director for Cargill’s animal nutrition business in Spain. “Spain remains a growing market and to meet the demand, producers are professionalising and scaling up their operations,” added Martínez. The extended facility is expected to be operational in the third quarter of 2017.

Jordans Mill has won a Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) Living Countryside Award for Building Design & Restoration. The award was announced on Tuesday 4th October at a ceremony held at John O’Gaunt Golf Club in Sandy, with Jordans Mill being awarded the CPRE Mark, the highest accolade in the awards.

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BALANCE IS EVERYTHING! Attention on child nutrition Clifford Spencer

Welcome to Milling4Life (M4L), the Charitable Incorporated Organisation dedicated to the prevention and alleviation of poverty, financial hardship and malnutrition through enhanced food security from sustainable milling. Our first project is to introduce the benefits of milling technology and practice to a wider audience on the African continent through targeted knowledge transfer. To further this aim the M4L team will attend the IAOM Conference at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on October 24-27, 2016. Significant advance planning has taken place involving the African Union agency New Partnership for Africa’s Development who are providing a supporting speaker to the conference to discuss the vital subject of food security and the absolutely central role of milling to achieving this, as yet unanswered, African aspiration. Indeed the role of milling has, to the detriment of the cause, almost been invisible in the mountain of reports published on the problem of food security. We are also looking to boost work on indigenous African crops for milling as these crops represent the very best of currently undeveloped and unexploited genetics for the African continent. We have had a couple of thousand years to bring wheat to its current refined market state, but only a few decades working on African equivalents, such as millet and sorghum, that are more suited to the climate and daylight length of the different climatic parts of the continent. We will also be looking at milling crops, such as beans for food and feed in that they provide valuable human and animal protein whilst at the same time boosting mixed cropping systems vital for African smallholders and farmers generally. The opportunities and the role of millers and milling businesses in Africa are endless - and also just beginning. The next decade will be a defining one in terms of milling and storage equipment design and installation, milling business developments and market product establishment. Nutrition of women and children has rightly been receiving increasing attention as of late and the establishment of the crucial importance of the first 1000 days of a child’s life from conception, through diet and nutrition to its lifetime health and achievements is better and better understood. What greater tribute to the milling industry than to be an integral part of that vital life-giving process! Clifford Spencer, CEO Global Biotechnology Transfer Foundation and Chairman - Milling4Life

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Feed storage, ingredient quality and material handling are all examples of important aspects of feed manufacturing which is why training courses are crucial to the success of the animal production industry. To increase knowledge and expertise on this topic, Kansas State University’s IGP Institute teamed up with US Soybean Export Council (USSEC) to hold the Regional Animal Production Course (RAPCO) from September 6-9, 2016.

Kansas State University’s IGP Institute and USSEC host feed manufacturing course Participants, who had travelled from across the globe, learned about ingredient and soybean meal quality, feed storage, feed safety programs, pelleting, extrusion processing, and feed mill design and material handling. Participants also learned from USSEC representatives along with IGP faculty and Kansas State professors. Carlos Campabadal, course coordinator and feed manufacturing and grain quality management curriculum manager says, “The IGP-KSU partnership with USSEC continues the technical program under RAPCO that helps Latin Americans who import US soybeans and soybean meal to better understand and utilize its nutritional benefits. It also helps them understand how to improve their feed operations.”

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In addition to presentation-style learning, participants toured the Kansas State University’s OH Kruse Feed Mill to gain a better understanding of feed manufacturing and plant operations. Course participant Elizabeth Bastidas from Colombia says, “I wanted to meet people from other countries with the same type of product. I have enjoyed listening to other individuals’ strategies so that I can incorporate them myself.” Another course participant Roger Ferrera, a plant manager for Cargill in Honduras comments, “I enjoyed the diversity of companies that took the course and the exchange of knowledge between them. This is all information that I can take back to my own plant” Ferrera says he enjoyed the quality of instructors and their presentations throughout the week because, “You can tell that they know a lot about the subject and can pin-point specific issues we have in our own plants at home.” This is just one example of the specialized training offered by IGP Institute. In addition to risk management, IGP faculty also lead courses in grain marketing, flour milling and grain processing.

The training register For a long time the International Milling Directory website has acted as the go-to platform for members of the aquaculture and milling industries in order to stay up-to-date on tradeshow and conference events around the globe, by using it online Events Register. International Milling is promoted on multiple social media streams including Twitter and Facebook, on all Perendale Publisher’s blogs such as ‘The Global Miller’ and ‘The Aquaculturalists’, as well as via its weekly newsletter. On top of this the International Milling application for smart devices has been launched to further extend the content’s reach, allowing members of the industry to stay up-to-date while on the go. This month we have launched our new Training Register. It will operate on the same platform as the Events Register, running side-by-side. Our vision is to produce an easily accessible hub which will list aquaculture- and milling-related training courses, workshops and educational opportunities from around the world, much the same as the Events Register does for conferences and expositions. “We recognise that the only reason the Events Register has reached its current scale is due to the relationships we have built with the industry and the willingness of organisers to supply and update their information for us to promote. It is this that has led to International Milling Directory becoming such a reliable reference for industry events,” says Mr Roger Gilbert, publisher of the International Milling Directory. “If you, your company or organisation is organising a milling or aquaculture course we would like to hear from you. No training course is too big or too small for any of our readers to attend.” This promotion service is currently offered free-of-charge. Please send information on your training or course event to


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GWR-2000 guided microwave level transmitter

PRODUCT FOCUS OCTOBER 2016 In every edition of Milling and Grain, we take a look at the products that will be saving you time and money in the milling process.

BinMaster’s GWR-2000 guided microwave level transmitter provides continuous level measurement in vessels up to 100 feet tall with accuracy of ±0.08 inches (2mm). It utilises time domain reflectometry (TDR) to continuously measure the distance, level, and volume of powders or solids in bins, tanks and silos. This sensor features hazardous location approvals, a very small upper dead zone, and assures highly accurate level measurement in low dielectric materials down to 1.3. It has 4 -20 mA and Modbus RTU communication options, making it compatible with an HMI or PLC, as well as BinMaster’s eBob LAN-based software program or BinView cloud-base monitoring. The GWR-2000 excels in challenging conditions such as vessels with high dust and air movement, or excessive noise.

CAMSIZER X2 Retsch Technology, Haan, Germany, has introduced the CAMSIZER X2, the next generation of its CAMSIZER XT dynamic image analysis system. The new analyzer provides an extended dynamic measuring range from 0.8µm to 8mm with short measurement times and good reproducibility. This latest series is based on the patented twin-camera system that consists of two cameras with different resolutions, operating simultaneously and permitting measurements in a wide dynamic size range. Thanks to the latest camera technology with a three times higher pixel resolution and higher frame rate than the previous model, the number of detected particles increases dramatically.


All of these products have been discovered by virtue of the Twitter social media platform. Don’t forget to follow the Milling and Grain team using the hashtag: #MillingandGrainVisits For the very latest hashtag, please go to: @MillingandGrain

BULK-OUT® bulk bag weigh batch unloading system

Hygienic tubular chain drag conveyor

Flexicon Europe, Whitstable, UK, has introduced a new BULKOUT® bulk bag weigh batch unloading system with manual dumping station and flexible screw conveyor. Designed for easy cleaning, it automatically conveys weighed batches of contamination-sensitive materials to downstream processes. The BFC model discharger frame is equipped with a cantilevered I-beam with electric hoist and trolley for positioning of bulk bags without the use of a forklift. A bag dump station with folding bag shelf allows manual dumping of minor additions into the hopper from hand-held packaging and containers.

Spiroflow, Clitheroe, UK, has launched the Chainflow tubular chain drag conveyor in response to increasingly stringent requirements of the food industry. Fragile foodstuffs such as coffee beans, cereals, breakfast cereals, nuts, dried fruit and confectionery can be transferred gently, hygienically and in a dustfree manner at capacities up to 10.5m3/h by means of ultra-strong 304 or 316 stainless steel chain fitted with moulded UHMWPE discs. The conveyor can be cleaned in place and is engineered to run continuously.

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SPECIAL FOCUS Innovative ATEX-certified grinding installation to minimise explosion risk in fish feed manufacturing process Employees, production equipment, and buildings are all incredibly valuable assets. By minimising the required maintenance and maximising the service life of expensive grinding installations, it’s also possible to ensure that they are much more cost-effective. In order to further minimise explosion risk, Van Aarsen has introduced an innovative feeding device with an integrated heavy parts separator (also known as a “stone catcher”) for its GD hammer mill. The GD hammer mill with feeding device from Van Aarsen will be ATEX-certified. Innovative feeding device with integrated heavy parts separator When dust comes into contact with an ignition source, such as sparks, in an oxygen rich environment, there is a risk of explosion, and that is exactly what happens when the grinding process for grains and organic materials is started or stopped in a hammer mill. Van Aarsen develops and manufactures machines for the production of compound feeds and premixes for the animal feed industry. It is also a leader in developing new techniques for minimising explosion risk without compromising the efficiency.

Grinding installation As such, Van Aarsen has now introduced an innovative feeding device with an integrated heavy parts separator for metal objects, stones, and other heavy objects. The heavy parts separator detects such objects and removes them to prevent them from being fed into the hammer mill and causing sparks. Van Aarsen has optimised its heavy parts separator by automating the removal of metal objects and stones and by the combination of this removal with the screen exchange process. By ensuring that the automated removal of heavy objects and the exchange of the screens take place at the same time, the downtime of the hammer mill is reduced and its capacity is increased. In order to provide a controlled release of pressure in case of an explosion, Van Aarsen has also fitted the bin beneath the hammer mill with a pressure relief valve. Maximising the life of screens and reducing maintenance and downtime The new feeding device has a compact design and can easily be integrated into the GD hammer mill and the automated screen exchanger. Besides minimising the risk of explosion, Van Aarsen’s new feeding device with integrated heavy parts separator also prevents damage to the screens. This greatly increases the service life of the screens and significantly reduces machine downtime and maintenance. The GD hammer mill from Van Aarsen will be ATEXcertified and therefore complies with the strict European guidelines for the prevention of explosions. Van Aarsen also offers a range of other options for further minimising the explosion risk associated with the grinding process, including temperature monitoring and spark detection.

and quality of the grinding process.

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ENZYMATIC FLOUR STANDARDISATION Improving general flour quality


by Maria Olsen, Senior Group Bakery Manager, DuPont Nutrition & Health

hanges in flour quality are and will continue to be a problem for the bakery industry. Large amounts of grain are processed by the milling industry and many resources used to secure the flour produced have a consistent quality. To solve these quality problems, millers are accustomed to adding various functional ingredients to flour, mainly oxidants such as ascorbic acid and enzymes such as the traditional standard alphaamylases and the technological advanced xylanases. The goal when adding these ingredients is not only to maintain a uniform performance but also to improve the general quality of the flour. Due to the increased use of enzyme technology by flourmills, rapid advances are constantly being made in improving general flour quality. DuPont Nutrition & Health offers a wide range of enzymes to make it easy to optimize almost any type of flour. The most used types of enzymes are: GRINDAMYL® A Bakery Enzymes for standardizing baking performance POWERBake® Xylanases for optimizing baking performance

a low falling number and possesses insufficient bread making qualities. The baking performance of flours with varying levels of amylase activity, represented by variations in falling numbers, is illustrated in figure 1. Clearly, the most pleasant crumb structure and bread appearance are obtained with a falling number in 250300 corresponding to a moderate enzyme activity. The amount GRINDAMYL® A required to adjust the falling number of flour is determined most easily by using the curve shown in figure two which specifies the amount of GRINDAMYL® A to be used when adjusting a given falling number to 250. It is both highly important and necessary to consider which concentration of GRINDAMYL® A to use depending on the dosage equipment. GRINDAMYL® A is widely used by the bakery industry as an alternative to malt flour containing cereal alpha-amylase. Two

Flour standardisation using GRINDAMYL® A

As flour is a natural product, the content of alpha-amylase varies depending on several factors such as growth and weather conditions of the crop. Change in quality due to this can be overcome by supplementing the flour with fungal alpha-amylase GRINDAMYL® A at the mill. This standardisation provides the necessary basic baking properties to the flour. • The GRINDAMYL® A provides the following benefits: • Flour improvement due to starch modification. • Higher gas production giving increased volume. • Improved crust colour due to Maillard browning • Improved flavor due to the Maillard reactions In order to measure the level of alpha-amylase activity in flour, different analytical methods are used. The falling number method (Hagberg) is the common standard to determine the level of endogenous enzyme activity in the flour. A high falling number indicates low naturally occurring alpha-amylase, a low number indicating high alpha-amylase activity. The optimum falling number is considered to be 250-300. A high falling number can be adjusted by the addition of GRINDAMYL® A. However, sprouted wheat results in flour with 40 | October 2016 - Milling and Grain

Figure 1: Pan bread produced from flour with varying levels of enzyme activity expressed as falling number

Figure 2: Fungal amylase addition chart GRINDAMYL® A 1000


Figure 3: Illustrates the action pattern on starch

Figure 4: Illustrating the volume improvement that can be achieved with use of xylanase

of the main reasons for using fungal alpha-amylase are that it is more tolerant towards overdosing compared to cereal amylase and side activities are low. Fungal amylase is deactivated at an earlier stage of the baking process. This eliminates the risk of excessive dextrin formation at high temperatures, a process that can result in bread with a sticky and gummy crumb structure.

beta-amylase in flour, increasing the dough’s content of maltose and small dextrins with reducing end groups. Figure 3 illustrates the action pattern on starch. Beta-amylase is present in excessive amounts in the flour. The formation of sugars with reducing end groups increases the level of Maillard reactions, which are responsible for colour and, to a certain degree, flavour formation in bread.

Effects of GRINDAMYL® A

Flour optimisation with POWERBake® Xylanase

Fungal alpha-amylase modifies the accessible starch, i.e. the damaged starch in the flour, at the dough stage. This modification increases the formation of dextrins in the dough, resulting in a positive impact on both volume and crust colour. The dextrins serves as nutrition for the yeast, the yeast produces more gas and, thus, the final volume of the bread increases. The dextrins are also more easily degraded than starch by the

Xylanase (hemicellulase) is being increasingly used by the milling industry to optimize the baking performance of flour. There are two reasons for enriching wheat flour with xylanase: • To upgrade flour quality • To reduce the natural variation in flour baking performance In both cases, it is possible to obtain increased flour processing flexibility without compromising quality.


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Figure 5: Structure of arabinoxylan (hemicellulose)

POWERBake® Xylanase provides additional benefits obtained by using GRINDAMYL® A and the following improvements during the bread-making process can be seen: • Improved dough characteristics • Tolerance towards changes in flour quality and process parameters • Improved volume • Improved bread appearance • General optimisation of dough quality with POWERBake® Xylanase has been seen to result in quality improvement and uniformity in the final bread. See figure 4 illustrating the volume improvement that can be achieved with use of xylanase.

Mechanism of xylanase

POWERBake® modifies the arabinoxylan, improving the dough characteristics and forming a better gluten structure with an improved gasretaining ability. The development of a flexible and homogeneous gluten structure is not only due to insufficient strong gluten. Arabinoxylan, also referred to as the non-starch polysaccharide, plays an important role, together with protein, in forming the cell walls, surrounding the starch granules. Arabinoxylan makes up 60-70 percent of the endosperm cell wall, giving wheat flour an arabinoxylan content of 2-3 percent. A arabinoxylan structure is illustrated in figure 5. Arabinoxylan is not only important due to its effect on gluten development in bread-making. It also has a high waterabsorbing capacity and contributes to increased dough viscosity.

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Figure 6: Water biding in dough: Use of flour milling enzymes

Arabinoxylan can be divided into two fractions based on its water solubility: Water Extractable Arabinoxylan (WE-AX) and Water Un-extractable Arabinoxylan (WU-AX). The water-binding capacity of these fractions is believed to make a significant contribution to the functionality of arabinoxylan. WU-AX can bind 10 times its own weight in water, while WE-AX binds only 4-5 times its weight. The action of xylanase dissolves WU-AX, at the same time releasing water for improved gluten formation and alignment. The rigid cell wall fragments (WU-AX) will then no longer disrupt the gluten network. The distribution of water among the constitutional parts of the flour at the dough stage is very important to the bread making process, both during processing and in the finished bread. As illustrated in figure 5, starch represents 80-85 percent of flour and absorbs 40-45 percent of the water added to the dough, protein represents 10-14 percent and absorbs 30-35 percent of the water whereas arabinoxylan represents only 2-3 percent and absorbs around 25 percent of the water. By enzymatic modification of arabinoxylan, this water serves as reservoir for the hydration of gluten, thus improving the gluten development and, at a later stage of the baking process, the starch and, thus, improve the softness of the bread. DuPont Danisco Enzyme is ‘easy to handle’ as it is dust-free microgranulate with good free-flowing properties. The enzymes come in many concentrations and can fulfill the needs for modern handling in micro dosing equipment.

Our most important ingredient is the dialogue with our customers. How do you become the world market leader in flour improvement and enrichment? With almost 90 years of intensive application research and the constant search for innovative solutions, certainly. But ultimately it is the constant dialogue with our over 1 000 mill customers around the world that sets Mühlenchemie apart. Our flour experts gain a first-hand understanding of your challenges, and return to our labs and test bakeries to create solutions that are a perfect fit. That’s what makes the difference between satisfied and delighted customers – and that’s what makes us successful.

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by Dr Markus Schirmer, Head of Bakery Innovation Center, Grain Milling, Bühler AG, Switzerland


At the Bakery Innovation Center, Bühler know-how is integrated along the entire added value chain

he Bakery Innovation Center (BIC) at the Bühler headquarters is now five years old. As a center for vocational training and further education for bakers and millers, it is very popular. To meet the changing needs of customers and the market, the selection of courses is being consistently adapted. By the beginning of 2017 the BIC will become the training center for the entire production of industrial bakery goods. Even though mankind has been processing flour for thousands of years, it is still a demanding task. “Grain is a living, organic raw material,” says Dr Markus Schirmer, head of the Bakery Innovation Center from Bühler in Uzwil, Switzerland. “Because no kernel is exactly like another, the individual flour batches also vary from one to the other. Small bakeries can adjust to this because the baker uses his experience to compensate for the differences in the raw material. “But for large companies that need highly automated and standardized solutions, this variability presents great challenges.”

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From grain to bread

Bühler founded the Bakery Innovation Center as a part of its research and training complex at its headquarters in 2011 in order to provide its customers with the tools necessary for such complex tasks. Under the motto ‘From Grain to Bread’, Bühler know-how is integrated along the entire added value chain in the course topics. “Our standard courses explain the influence of grinding on the quality of baked goods, provide an introduction into the ‘secrets’ of producing industrial bakery products and impart knowledge about the use of sponges and sourdoughs.”

Needs of the course participants

“Our course participants want to learn what settings they need to change on their machines and systems in order to obtain the same end product with varying raw materials,” says Dr Schirmer, summarising the needs of course visitors. “But industrially-produced bread should not only always taste the same. “Increasingly, the quality of artisanal baked goods is being sought. The focus of the courses is therefore on teaching basic knowledge about the interaction of recipes and technology that

F happens before the actual baking process. “This basic knowledge is required for understanding the complex processes of manufacturing industrial bakery products. “Only someone who has the basic knowledge can develop ideas for new products and processes and respond to problems in production,” says Dr Schirmer.

Eliminating additives

The knowledge provided at BIC is not only for bakers, but also of interest for millers. The trend towards baking without additives puts more weight on the grinding process, according to Dr Schirmer, who is himself a master baker and holds a doctorate in engineering. What was previously controlled through additives in the baking process must now be done through the characteristics of the flour. For example, the pressure of the rolls can be used to adjust the modification of the starch. This in turn affects water absorption of the flour which then has an influence on the freshness of the bread. The more moisture in the bread, the longer it stays fresh. Sponges and sourdoughs can create additional advantages. Such indirect dough versions contain more water, form natural aromas and stay fresh longer. Quality fluctuations here can only be avoided by accurate analyses, sufficient expertise or highly automated processes, he adds.

Expansion of course offerings

BIC’s course offerings are constantly being expanded and cover

the manufacture of industrial baked goods to laboratory analyses of flour and bread quality to saving on costs by optimising flour quality. A new intensive training course is being added for those interested in becoming an ‘industrial baker’. Over a period of three weeks, a condensed overview of all topics - from milling to laboratory analyses to enzymatic influences on bread - is presented. In addition, topics such as planning a bakery, key figures, principles of food safety and hygienic design, to name just a few, are included in the program. This ‘crash course’ for the ‘Industrial Baker’ is aimed primarily at young managers who wish to gain an overview of the fundamentals of baking.

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F Success story

Considering how complex the subject matter of baking is, it’s no wonder that BIC enjoys such popularity. “With five to 10 customers per week, we are almost always fully booked,” says Dr Schirmer. Over 1000 people have taken part in almost 100 courses which have been carried out in Uzwil so far. However, knowledge transfer is not only going on in full swing in Uzwil. The Bühler training centers in South Africa, China and India are also well visited. Courses are even being offered in external schools or as a company course to be in closer proximity to customers. This not only saves travel costs for the customer; more importantly, Bühler’s local presence means that it understands the local market and can offer regional-specific expertise. In Europe, the trends are more customer-driven while in Africa or Latin America they are often regulated by the government. “Nigeria, for example, requires that cassava flour be added to wheat bread to help the country become more independent of imports,” points out. For such regulations, Bühler not only supplies the technology but also helps customers to develop recipes in order to be as productive as possible.

Expansion to include an Application Center


The Bühler Bakery Innovation Center will be expanded to an Application Center over the next few months. Starting in 2017, courses on the complete production process for baked goods will be held. “We will be able to offer courses covering everything that concerns the production of industrial bakery goods in our new

Application Center – from handling the raw material over the mixer to the oven,” says Dr Schirmer: When it is completed, not only classes will be held here. BIC will be available to Bühler customers for testing new recipes as well.

About the author

Dr Markus Schirmer leads the Bakery Innovation Center at Bühler headquarters in Uzwil, Switzerland. His professional background helps him function as a link between technology and baking production. As a master baker, Dr Schirmer also completed an engineering degree as well as master degree and then did a doctorate in grain process engineering at the Technical University of Munich with the topic ‘A novel approach for structural analysis of high viscose starch based products during heating’. In addition to his managerial tasks at Bühler, Dr Schirmer is active in the German Baking Industry Association (Vereinigung der Backbranche, VDB), board member of the C&E Association, the European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group (EHEDG), the Weihenstephaner Institute for Grain Research (Weihenstephaner Institut für Getreideforschung, WIG) and is a bread sensor technician for the German Agricultural Society (DLG).







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GRAPAS is offering those supplying products and services to millers working in the food sector to present their latest technological developments

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alysta, the company developing and introducing a new protein source based on single-cell organisms - a bacterium called methylococcus – and destined for inclusion in fishfeeds, has built a ‘market introduction facility’ in Teesside, England, with production beginning in this last quarter of 2016. At an opening ceremony prior to the start of Aquaculture Europe 2016 being held in Edinburgh in the same week in September, the company said this facility will enable it to provide commercially-representative samples to customers for testing from early 2017. Additionally, Calysta will be pursuing feed trials in warm water aquaculture species and product registration in jurisdictions outside the European Union. The company also announced earlier this year a partnership with Cargill Corn Milling with an investment estimated at US$30 million, for production of the FeedKind Aqua protein in

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North America and marketing worldwide. A world scale plant is expected to open in the United States by 2018. Cargill’s involvement dramatically accelerates the introduction of commercial production of FeedKind Aqua protein and next generation products are in active development. FeedKind Aqua protein can be customized to suit customer specifications. Current modifications being pursued include elevating the levels of individual amino acids, incorporating omega-3 fatty acids and optimizing the amino acid profile for species-specific dietary requirements. FeedKind Aqua protein has proven gastrointestinal benefits to salmon, including the prevention of soy-induced enteritis. The company is also researching potential anti-viral and anti-parasite effects conferred by this new protein product. Using methanotrophs as a replacement protein source dates back some 20 years when a Danish company called BioProtein developed a stable production process for singlecell protein production. Statoil, the Norwegian oil and gas giant bought into



the product and process and pursued its potential for inclusion in fishfeeds before selling the technology in 2014 to Calysta, which has been further refining it since then. Critically, both the EU and Norway had approved the use of Methylococcus-based organisms and the process using them in fishfeeds during the product's early development. However, the USA is still to complete its approval of the product. The company is aiming to have that approval soon and aims to build facilities in the US by 2018. Dr Alan Shaw is Calysta President and CEO with its global headquarters in Menio Park, California. He says, “The opening of this plant represents the end of a decade of development and heralds a new era in the race to sustainably feed the world’s growing population.

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“By 2050 the global population is expected to rise from 7.4 billion today to 9.6 billion and require 70 percent more protein than is currently available. “Calysta can help meet this need by supplying the aquaculture industry with a naturally produced, sustainable and traceable feed alternative to replace conventional ingredients based on fishmeal and soya. Calysta’s proprietary technology enables retailers and consumers to have increased confidence in the integrity of their food. “Our first focus is the salmon farming industry and we were very pleased to welcome representatives from a number of key producers. FeedKind protein has been shown to improve growth rates, nitrogen retention and gut health in Atlantic salmon.” Anna Turley, the UK Member of Parliament for Redcar,




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officially opened the facility adjacent to the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI). She was joined by Dr Shaw and Nigel Perry, CEO of CPI. The plant is supported by a conditional Exceptional Regional Growth Fund (EGRF) award and represents a total potential investment of UK£30 million. When completed, the facility is expected to provide employment for 35 to 40 people. “It was an honour to open Calysta’s market introduction facility today,” says Ms Turley MP. “As well as generating investment and employment in Teesside, this facility puts the UK at the forefront of the race to address the world’s growing protein demand with novel technologies. I am really pleased that Calysta have chosen to base their biotech project here and look forward to seeing the facility develop further.”

The official opening at the Wilton Centre was followed by a conference hosted by Calysta to discuss the increasing worldwide demand for fish protein, traceability and sustainability. Representatives from Marine Harvest, Sainsbury’s and Rabobank took part in a panel discussion at the event. Based in Menlo Park, California and established in 2011, Calysta brings together experts in biotechnology and product innovation to focus on commercialising disruptive, sustainable technologies. In February 2016 Calysta announced US$30 million in Series C funding including an investment from Cargill. To date, the company has raised approximately US$50 million. Calysta, Inc of Menlo Park in California is an innovator in sustainable products. Calysta Nutrition develops and commercialises fish and livestock nutritional products improving food security worldwide. CEO Shaw says the goal isn’t to replace conventional fish feed but to provide alternative sources of protein to supplement the fast-growing market. While FeedKind requires no agricultural land, fertilisers or pesticides and little water – and has a ready feedstock of easilycultured methylococcus bacteria - its one drawback is its reliance on methane which has been partly overcome with the recent developments of the fracking industry in the US. The company is, however, aiming to rapidly scale production once a US plant is in operation and estimates production the first year at 15,000 tonnes with a target of 200,000 tonnes by 2020. Table 1: Histopathology Scoring of Shrimp Treatment

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A REPLACEMENT PROTEIN AND ITS CARBON FOOTPRINT FeedKind Aqua protein is a sustainable, cost-competitive alternative to fishmeal. On the EU catalogue of feed materials, it is a single cell protein approved for use in all aquaculture species. FeedKind Aqua protein is produced via natural fermentation with non-GM organisms and contains 71 percent crude protein with an amino acid composition superior to vegetal sources. Ten percent crude fat content consisting primarily of short-chain, saturated fatty acids contributes to fish fillets with a firm texture. Replacing fishmeal with FeedKind Aqua protein improves nitrogen retention and increases growth rates in Atlantic Salmon. It is a protein source that is traceable

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from production to the plate, has a shelf life of over one year and is produced to high standards of production – ensuring consistency of composition batch-to-batch and yearto-year. Additionally, FeedKind Aqua protein has a sustainability profile not found in other ingredients: • No animal-based ingredients or additives • No mercury content • Production is independent of weather, climate variability and fishing regulations • It does not compete with the human food chain • There is no agricultural land use and minimal water is required

Calysta has sponsored an impartial analysis and report by the Carbon Trust ‘Assessment of Environmental Impact of FeedKind Protein' to look at carbon, water and land use of the new process. It should be noted that FeedKind protein is not currently in commercial production, says the report. “This product footprint is based on data from a decommissioned facility that had a production capacity of approximately 10,000 tonnes per annum. The location for the new facility is assumed to be Mobile, Alabama, USA for the purposes of this study. “Commercial production is expected to begin in 2018, with an expected production rate of at least 20,000 tonnes per annum,” it adds.


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THE BALANCE OF POWER Lucrative ‘power balancing’ schemes can help the milling and grain industry unlock long-term revenues of £90,000 per Megawatt from National Grid or EirGrid


by Michael Phelan, CEO at National Grid and EirGrid Aggregator, Endeco Technologies

any in the milling and grain sector may be unaware that there is a significant new revenue stream available to progressive and forwardthinking mills. It focuses on the use of energy, and how by turning the power down for a relatively short period each year in line with National Grid’s and EirGrid’s requirements, companies can enjoy considerable and long-term financial rewards.

High Energy Consumption

The milling and grain industry is by its very nature an intensive user of energy. In flour mills, energy-using equipment as such roller mills, purifiers, sifters, fans and conditioning kit is commonplace. The equipment found in animal feed mills – such as pellet presses, steam boilers, grinders and fans is equally as energy-intensive. Unfortunately this level of intensive energy use across industry represents a problem in the power sector, where only the most oblivious will be unaware that there exists a somewhat precarious electricity supply situation. According to a Guardian newspaper report earlier in 2016, UK electricity demand is expected to outstrip supply by over 40% within 10 years.

Financial opportunities for energy-intensive businesses

Many thought renewables would deliver the answer, but in reality the inflexibility of renewable energy sources in conjunction with the difficulty of controlling grid stability in realtime, represents a major challenge for grid operators. In simple terms, when generation and energy demand are imbalanced, a change of frequency in the grid system occurs, which is made worse by the intermittent nature of wind and solar sources. The requirement for quicker grid balancing and frequency is why the system operators (National Grid (in the UK) and EirGrid and SONI in Ireland) now offer a number of opportunities for energy-intensive businesses, with very lucrative rewards for those able to offer real-time response. Ofgem, the industry regulator, is also on-board, recently laying out five priority areas of focus, central to which is a pledge to 52 | October 2016 - Milling and Grain

make the UK energy system more flexible. With this in mind, Ofgem is actively encouraging businesses to engage in demandside response.

Demand-side response

Firm frequency response (FFR) and the new Dynamic FFR, as well as the forthcoming (2017) Enhanced FFR, are schemes that all form part of the system operators’ broad DSR (Demand Side Response) suite of solutions. In essence, these schemes involve removing sufficient load from the grid to stabilise frequency. To help boost uptake, the National Grid and EirGrid are offering those that participate the potential to earn extra income from assets by adjusting power consumption in real-time. As a result, grid operators can reduce the requirement for coal and gas-fired reserves to be ready to supply power at short notice.

Earn up to £90,000 per megawatt

This is where the milling and grain industry can accrue significant financial rewards. To provide an indication, in the UK sums of up to £90,000 are currently achievable for every megawatt (MW) of average onsite energy consumption turn down. In Ireland, the latest scheme – DS3 System Services – also offers very significant sums per megawatt. Any mill expecting to endure weeks if not months of blackouts to see financial savings on such levels would be wrong. In the first instance, the requirement is for ‘turn-down’ not ‘turn-off’, and secondly, the sums stated are in return for around 10 (on average) ‘turn-down’ events per year, lasting for a maximum of just 30 minutes each. In total, this adds up to – on average around 5 hours a year. For those thinking there must be a catch, there isn’t. The grid operators are prepared to pay such high rewards as it is obliged to control frequency within the limits specified in the ‘Electricity Supply Regulations’, i.e. ±1% of nominal system frequency (50.00Hz) except in abnormal or exceptional circumstances. It must therefore ensure that sufficient generation and/or demand is reserved in automatic readiness to manage all credible eventualities that might produce frequency variations.

Virtual power plant

As every milling and grain facility will have its own array of assets and requirements, comprehending and choosing the


optimum DSR scheme is vital. With this in mind, partner companies known as aggregators provide the critical elements that enable participating companies to make the best selection and optimise returns. Aggregators take a central role in this new power-balancing arena. In essence, they act as intermediaries between the Grid operators and large energy users. They create a ‘virtual power plant’ where the assets of hundreds of companies are aggregated. This provides a grid-balancing mechanism helps the system operators to deliver on their vision for a more sustainable, flexible power infrastructure. All of this combines to help National Grid (UK) and EirGrid (Ireland) to minimise the operational costs of making the grid ‘smart’ because the aggregators deliver a technical solution to the challenge of grid balancing.

Essential partnership

From the point of view of the end user, an aggregator – such as Endeco Technologies - is an essential partner for any feed or grain mill that wishes to take advantage of the long-term lucrative opportunities. They take care of the necessary hardware and software installation, as well as the online monitoring and reaction systems, and the day-to-day running of the system. All of this is offered without any capex requirement, with the aggregator instead taking a percentage of the scheme pay-out. As a point of note, the aforementioned sum per megawatt is the amount payable after the aggregator has taken payment. Participating companies are in prime position to benefit from this offer. In this first instance, energy consumption is reduced on selected equipment after an audit of the plant, before energy strategies to reduce cost are adapted and agreed with the plant’s operations team. The chosen aggregator will connect the manufacturer’s principal assets to its proprietary on-site optimisation platform, which enables the automated control of energy consumption via wireless smart sensors and actuators. One part of the aggregator’s job is to ensure mills are ready and able to turn down their energy use when the grid operators require it, and check that the response works correctly. Facilities employing an aggregator simply relax and concentrate on day-to-day business.

Aggregate to accumulate

The answer to the question of which aggregator is best depends on many factors. However, companies should be mindful to only work with one that has a solid portfolio of successful existing sites under its belt. A further vital factor is to choose an aggregator, such as Endeco Technologies that offers a technology platform that can future-proof against better schemes being introduced. Response schemes are always likely to change over time and plants participating in the scheme must be technology-ready to access more financially attractive tariffs. Ultimately, DSR schemes represent a no-risk route to generous additional income for mills willing to help the UK better manage its challenging electricity requirements. 54 | October 2016 - Milling and Grain


An approved National Grid or EirGrid aggregator will assess your available assets and calculate revenue potential: In flourmills, assets are likely to include: roller mills, purifiers, sifters, fans and conditioning kit. In animal feed mills, assets may include: pellet presses, steam boilers, grinders and fans.


Your aggregator will work with you to establish parameters for response (including generator / battery backup), define constraints and operational priorities. This ensures that there will be no impact on your operations and processes as a result of turn-down.


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NEW REGULATORY STANDARDS AND PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS From 1980-2005, an estimated 119 deaths have occurred in the US alone, as a result of combustible dust explosions, with feed and grain as one of the leading industries experiencing explosions


by W Brad Carr, President, SonicAire, USA

his is the first of a two-part series to help grain and feed processors understand the new actions proposed by NFPA 652, the latest. The second part of the series will examine the spectrum of dust control options available, and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each alternative. In all situations, it is always dangerous if you don’t know what you don’t know. This is especially true of combustible dust because in this case, ignorance is not bliss. In fact, it is deadly. The risks from fugitive combustible dust continue to remain high for grain processors. Fugitive dust accumulates, forming a combustible cloud that results in explosions that destroy facilities and/or injure or kill employees. Unfortunately, this is not an isolated event. The latest statistics on combustible dust explosions is chilling. Over a 25-year period in the US from 1980-2005, there have been: 281 combustible dust incidents, 718 injuries and 119 deaths. From 2008-2012 there have been another 50 accidents reported. Whilst these dust incidents occur throughout many industries, feed and grain is one of the leading industries experiencing explosions. In February of this year, an explosion at the Rockmart Feed Mill

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in Atlanta, Georgia killed one person and injured five others. The tragic irony of this incident is that the plant had been reviewed by OSHA in 2013 after a small dust explosion, and had subsequent annual on-site inspections. Nevertheless, feed dust continued to accumulate between the inspections and consequently caused the disastrous explosion. A witness described to WSB-TV in Atlanta, that the sound was as loud as a “sonic boom or an earthquake.” Similarly, in June 2016, OSHA fined High Country Elevators Inc. US$51,920 for several issues including combustible dust accumulation above 1/8. These are just two examples of unnecessary tragedy and expense, as a result of a lack of collective knowledge or concern for compliance – or perhaps both. Regulatory agencies have responded with issuing higher fines and new standards. No one wants more accidents. But there remains a gap in knowledge and I am writing to fill that gap.

NFPA releases new standards

In August 2015, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) published a new standard on combustible dust: NFPA 652. It is designed to supply unifying standards and principles across industries. Currently, the draft of NFPA 652 is in review for possible edits. Although a second revision is scheduled to be released in January

F 2018, it is wise for us to consider the changes required in the current version since it has been issued. Therefore, what follows are the highlights of changes dictated by NFPA 652 issues so grain processors can take action to best protect their businesses and employees. There are significant changes to processes that the grain industry must be aware of and respond to.

Scope of standard

NFPA 652 defines its scope as the following: “This standard shall provide the basic principles of and requirements for identifying and managing the fire and explosion hazards of combustible dust and particulate solids.� In essence, it sets the standards that are fundamental requirements for all industries with combustible dust hazards. NFPA 654 was once considered the umbrella standard for all industries not covered by other NFPA standards for specific industries. The new NFPA 652 sets a baseline for all industries. In addition, NFPA 652 concentrates more on specific management and procedural requirements to mitigate fire and explosions from combustible dust. Together, NFPA 652 and the other industry-specific standards provide a comprehensive framework for managing combustible dust hazards.

"The risks from fugitive combustible dust continue

to remain high for grain processors. Fugitive dust accumulates, forming a combustible cloud that results in explosions that destroy facilities and/or injure or kill employees

Steps to designing a helpful DHA:

Step 1: Identify all processes connected with combustible dust. List process lines where dust could exist. Identify all pieces of equipment, such as bins, silos, tanks, bucket elevators, sifters, dryers, ovens, conveys, screen augers and classifiers.

Combustible dust standards

During the development of NFPA 652, (Exponent, 8.11.15) there was debate over how to interact with existing commodity-specific combustible dust standards, when those standards contain differing requirements. To accommodate those differences, NFPA 652 contains a conflict section on which standards take precedence when there is a discrepancy in requirements. Overall, NFPA 652 emphasizes the need to evaluate and manage - not just measure. The main changes lie in the need for a Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA) and a Management of Change (MOC) plan.

How to develop an actionable DHA

The Dust Hazard Analysis is one of the biggest changes in required activities for feed and grain processors. In fact, a DHA is required for all companies that generate, process, handle or store combustible dusts or particulate solids. It is required and is permitted to be phased in no later than three years from the effective date of the standard and is applied retroactively.

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F Step 2: Identify locations where dust can accumulate. This means you have to inspect all areas where dust exists, and identify the level of accumulation. You must pay particular attention to overhead structures such as piles, joists, beams and ductwork. You also have to examine drop ceilings and any area where dust potentially could be released in abnormal conditions. Step 3: Determine your ignition sources. This can come from anywhere, but pay attention to process equipment, smoking, static electricity, forklifts, welding or other high temperature work, friction, electrical sparks or arching, radiant heat, and open flames. Step 4: Quantify the risk. Evaluate the deflagration and explosion potential for each area and piece of equipment. Determine the severity of risk for employees and processes. If the

to be protected by either performance-based or prescriptive methods • Overhead fans to limit dust accumulation have been identified specifically as a viable housekeeping solution • Engineering design controls are preferable for difficult to clean areas (A.

What is new with OSHA?

The good intentions of NFPA do not necessarily translate into good practice. Whilst all of these standards are developed by experts in the field, they are are only voluntary. OSHA regulations give legal teeth to these standards. Since 2006, the Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has been pushing OSHA to announce and enforce a general industry standard for combustible dust. This push occurred after the CSB study that found there were so many dustFigure 1: Industries involved in dust related incidents related incidents from 1980-2005. At the beginning of the Obama administration, it looked as if OSHA was going to do just that. They were focusing on regulations that were as strong as when they began to implement a National Emphasis Program (NEP) in 2008, a program FOOD PRODUCTS that encouraged Congress to develop two bills 24% (HR5522 and HR 691) to regulate and enforce these standards. Both bills died slow deaths in committee. OTHER Bloomberg BNA reported (1.11.16) that OSHA 7% is not likely to push for a comprehensive dust standard based on NFPA 652. Their officials have LUMBAR ELECTRIC not attended NFPA meetings in the last 18 months. SERVICES & WOOD 8% PRODUCTS However, OSHA is still enforcing the industry15% RUBBER & specific standards for combustible dust hazards. In This graph shows the PLASTIC breakdown according PRODUCTS November 2015, federal provisions were made for 8% to Occupational PRIMARY OSHA to increase its penalty fines; some industry METAL Safety and Health CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES Administration MANUFACTURING 8% experts expect it to increase by as much as 82 12% Combustible (OSHA) percent. Dust National Emphasis But OSHA now allows the density of dust to Program, 3-10-08 be considered when inspecting for accumulation. Because not all dust is created as equal, the density of dust has an allowable accumulation that is potentially higher area/equipment is deemed hazardous, identify performance-based (<1”). To use a higher metric, plant managers must send their dust or prescriptive methods for remediation. to a laboratory for bulk density testing. The higher the number Step 5: Examine and evaluate current safety measures. This of the dust’s bulk density, the lower the allowable accumulation includes housekeeping, suppression, isolation, venting, facilitybecomes. design and equipment selection. However, even with these calculations, it is extremely rare to come across a bulk density number of less than 3lbs/ftˆ3. How to design a MOC This means that most industries remain unaffected by this new A management of change (MOC) plan is now required for measurement standard. certain changes made in any facility. Logically, the plan will vary The bottom line with OSHA in the real world is this: Keep according to the specific change identified. fugitive dust accumulations as low as physically possible. I What is needed is a written MOC to comply with NFPA 652 know I don’t want to find myself arguing about the density of my recommendations. You must have one on hand if there are any plant’s dust with an OSHA inspector. And let’s face it, we all need deviations from the original DHA. to do what we can to keep danger out of the workplace wherever possible. Other NFPA 652 noteworthy changes • You cannot just look at the accumulation tolerances identified in NFPA 652 alone. Instead, you have to consider 652 and the So what do we do now? industry-specific standard for dust level accumulations The hard cold reality is that the risks still exist regardless of the • Each plant must have its own threshold level of allowable government’s action or inaction. dust accumulations, set by owner or management. From there, Clearly therefore, we have to implement solutions that could housekeeping methods will be developed, with appropriate provide the safest solution that makes the most business sense. In documentation order to do that, we need to know what is available, and evaluate • Operating equipment within an explosion hazard location must the strengths and weaknesses of each option. be isolated I will address this in Part 2 of this Series in the next issue of • All buildings or areas with a dust deflagration hazard need Milling and Grain magazine. FURNITURE & FIXTURES EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURING 4% 7%


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Bentall Rowlands Storage Systems Limited talks grain storage

W by Bentall Rowlands

ith over a century of experience in the design, quality and installation of grain storage systems, Bentall Rowlands Storage Systems Limited is a leading UK manufacturer in complete storage and processing equipment for the agricultural and industrial markets. They offer a wide range of galvanised steel silos and hoppers, water tanks, catwalks and platforms, material handling equipment, cleaning and grading and weighing and drying systems that are assembled worldwide. Their engineering and technical expertise combined with continued focus on customer satisfaction places them in a strong position to capitalise on the expanding market in storage systems. With the capabilities to design, manufacture, supply and install storage systems from an extensive range of products, they provide comprehensive end-to-end solutions, which can be designed to any specific clients’ requirements. Bentall Rowlands have designed and installed silos worldwide, including the UK, Kenya, Thailand, Germany, Holland, France, Ukraine, Malawi, New Zealand and many more.

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Kevin Groom, Technical Director stated recently that, “Our storage systems are individually designed for all clients. Each project has a bespoke design that is sure to match, if not exceed client expectations. We are extremely proud of the projects that we have undertaken in many challenging areas, proving that whatever the specification, we are sure to provide the most suitable design necessary.”

Silo Design

There are a number of reasons why each silo/project is a bespoke design and it simply comes down to the fact that not every customer or area is identical. Geographical conditions have a huge part to play in the design of silos (e.g the application of the latest Eurocode norms in Europe) as do climate conditions (influencing aeration and long term storage practices) and site limitations. As the world’s population increases we are finding that the projects are becoming closer to cities and towns. This brings with it a new dimension where we have to take into account the impact the project will have on local areas. Not only the increase in local traffic, but also dust and noise pollution is becoming more of an issue. When starting any new project, the first round of meetings with a customer always proves to be the most important. Great

F attention to detail is a must when it comes to a successful project. As a supplier we must first understand the needs of the customer. The “here’s one I made earlier” approach to grain storage projects has become a thing of the past.

The need for galvanising

Galvanisation is the process of applying a protective coating of zinc to the raw materials of the manufactured parts of the silos in order to prevent rusting. In areas where high levels of corrosion could be present, this is a necessity. Compared to other companies, we use Z600 (similar but above G185) as standard whereas some companies may only use Z270 (equals G90). This greatly increases the life expectancy of our silos. For example, in tropical marine areas where storage systems are required, you can expect them to last somewhere around 35 years which is a huge advantage over other companies. Countries that have high levels of precipitation and humidity will rely on the galvanising of the silos in order to protect them from this corrosion. This is standard on all types of storage equipment, to add that extra bit of security on life expectancy. Powder coating of silos, as per customer requirements is a part of the services we can render.

Seismic activity

When we are tasked with the job of designing a new storage facility, there has to be a thorough inspection and survey of the site done prior to any work taking place. The geology of the area is key to the design. When designing a storage system for erection in a known earthquake region, they must be designed to

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F the country's relevant seismic standards. All silos will need to be built a great deal stronger to cater for the horizontal loading at ground level and it is far better to keep the silos height down. Silos that are shorter and wider are far better than those that are tall and thin. When seismic activity strikes, a structure that has a larger base area is more likely to withstand the pressures and remain intact. If you have a taller and thinner structure, this presents a huge amount of stress to the lower sections of the silo, which will ultimately result in the collapse of this structure. Due to the fact that the magnitude of earthquakes varies greatly, all of our silos are individually designed to suit each areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s requirements and regional norms.

Dealing with high winds

High winds can cause great problems for a number of structures, including our storage facilities. We make sure that our silos are designed to withstand gusts of 50m per second, which equates to 180km per hour. A couple of years ago, there were fierce storms that occurred in Scotland. We had reports that all of the silos withstood the gale force winds, with no reported problems or damage. In areas where silos could be prone to these high winds, the structure needs to be quite similar to that where seismic activity takes place. Silos will withstand these huge wind speeds when they are designed to cover a greater base area. This gives them the stability needed to remain intact once a storm is passing. As much as possible, Bentall Rowlands will adhere to local legislations. The local annex of the Eurocodes for Germany for example brings the height of the site over sea level or the proximity to the sea into the equation of the wind load pressure calculation.

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Temperature change

For countries that are prone to temperature fluctuations, the design of the storage system needs to be carefully thought out, especially in countries prone to high levels of moisture. In severe cold weather where snow can be quite extreme, it is the roof of the structure that needs to be one of the main focuses. Snow load is the reason for engineering changes. When designing the roof, it is important to know what depth of snow can be expected in a given area. We designed a bespoke storage system for an area within the Ukraine where the snow can get extremely deep. We specifically designed the roof on each silo to be able to withstand a standard pressure of 1 kN/M^2 which equates to 1 meter of snow. Our engineering department will confirm with our customer the specific snow loads and norms to be applied.

Why do silos fail?

On a number of occasions, the failure may only involve distortion or deformation, which doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t necessarily pose an immediate safety hazard. On the other hand, failure can mean complete collapse of the structure resulting in the loss of use and in some cases, the loss of life. The major causes of these failures are predominately down to design errors, construction errors and utilisation errors. We make sure that our silos are built to meet the specifications set out in the design, eliminating any chance of silo failure. We work hard to build the best relationships with our customers and spend time making sure that they receive the best possible service from the initial design concepts through to installation and completion of the project.

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Approaching a century of excellence in milling leading miller since the company was founded in 1919, over the years Grand Moulins in Paris has been able to diversify its activities and innovate to maximize customer satisfaction. Their business covers the entire wheat chain from its cultivation up to the finished product. Selecting the finest wheat varieties to produce premium quality flour and mixes is an example of how Grand Moulins guarantees its customers the best products. The company mobilizes people in the field and operational teams who are passionate about their work and who combine expertise and know-how. Similarly, their research and marketing teams create new formulas and recipes to meet customers’ expectations in terms of originality, diversity, and quality. It is well known that compliance with food safety and health regulations requires the vigilance of every single employee to constantly monitor all stages of production, in order to give consumers the best guarantees and the best taste.

The history of Grands Moulins de Paris

Faced with the difficulty of supplying food to the French population during the first world war, four men devised a great project: to build the world’s biggest industrial mill in Paris. In April 1919, their partnership gave rise to Grands Moulins de Paris, which was managed by the Vilgrain family. Their passion and taste for innovation have constantly driven them to grow. For example, in 1929 they created the Paris Bakery and Patisseries School and the invention of mixes in 1968. The birth of the first Campaillette came in 1989 and the Recettes de Mon Moulin brand in 2003. More recently, the creation of the new Campaillette concept and new network in 2015 was launched. And in 2001, with the merger of the milling businesses of Grands Moulins de Paris, Grands Moulins Storione, Euromill Nord, and Inter-Farine with Délifrance’s industrial bakery business, one of Europe’s leading millers - NutriXo - was born. In 2012, France Farine and its brand Francine joined the group’s milling business. NutriXo, a leading food industry manufacturing group, the number-one French miller, and one of the biggest European industrial bakery manufacturers, positions itself as an ambassador 68 | October 2016 - Milling and Grain

of French bakery. In 2013, NutriXo joined Vivescia, a powerful and profitable cooperative farming and food processing group that controls the supply chain from field to fork, from the farmer to the consumer, by meeting the needs of its customers and of society as a whole. Grands Moulins de Paris now operates on a variety of channels - artisan bakery, major multiples, food service, food processing - and export markets with its business highly concentrated in Europe, Africa and, more recently, Asia and the Middle East.

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oordens Zaden in Kessel, The Netherlands is an international specialist in the development and production of seed for green manure crops, forage crops and forage grasses. The seeds comply with the high quality requirements of ISTA and are strictly checked every week by external quality controllers from the Dutch General Inspection Service (NAK). Each step in the seed production and packaging process must be 100 percent hygienic. With the purchase of its new fast cleanable Z-Conveyor by Poeth Solids Processing based in Tegelen, Joordens has increased the capacity of their production process by more than 20 percent. In addition, with the new Z-Conveyor Joordens has reduced its cost price and increased flexibility on peak days.

Transporting minimum 75 m3 fragile seed to eight metre height

Joordens Zaden, its customers and quality controllers set high requirements with regard to the quality and undesirable mixing of seed. Many seeds can barely be distinguished from one another visually. But as a crop on the land, the contamination is quickly obvious to the customer. Therefore Joordens Zaden gives high contamination guarantees for all its products, sometimes even of 0 percent. To comply with the high quality requirements, Joordens cleans all components within the production process thoroughly after each product change. The forty-year old screw conveyor that transports the seeds into the mixer was always difficult to clean and took one and a half hours to clean each time. As product changes are made at least once to sometimes three or four times each day, the screw conveyor was the limiting factor in the production process. To increase the capacity of its production process, Joordens looked for a new transport system that would enable it to increase the capacity of its production process and reduce cleaning costs. The new transport system had to be fast and easy to clean and have 70 | October 2016 - Milling and Grain

a minimum capacity of 75 m3 per hour. Extremely gentle transport, without the slightest chance of damage, was a requirement. The system also had to be suitable for a minimum height of eight metres.

Poeth’s Z-Conveyor: careful, high capacity transport

The list of suitable high-capacity transport systems that fulfil Joordens Zaden’s wishes and requirements is small. Pneumatic transport systems do not achieve the required 75 m3 per hour. Traditional chain conveyors cannot deal with heights of eight metres and screw conveyor transport systems are difficult to clean and damage the product. The Z-Conveyor by Poeth Solids Processing in Tegelen has, however, been specially developed for the transport of dry powders, grains and granular materials. The conveyor transports materials horizontally, vertically or a combination of the two. The system consists of a steel structure and HDPE flights that can be cleaned quickly. The flights are carried by a chain, all contained in an enclosed trough in a gentle, flowing movement. This means that Poeth’s Z-Conveyor can transport

The forty-year old screw conveyor that transports the seeds into the mixer was always difficult to clean and took one and a half hours to clean each time. As product changes are made at least once to sometimes three or four times each day, the screw conveyor was the limiting factor in the production process. To increase the capacity of its production process, Joordens looked for a new transport system that would enable it to increase the capacity of its production process and reduce cleaning costs.

CASE STUDY F materials gently and without any damage. With its clever design Poeth’s Z-Conveyor has a high capacity of 45 m³ to 220 m³ per hour.

Fast cleaning reduces downtime by one to four hours per day

Poeth custom-built the Z-Conveyor for Joordens. Joordens cleans the Z-Conveyor with dry compressed air, which reduces cleaning time to less than half an hour. Joordens Zaden therefore saves one to four hours every day. As the production process does not have to stop, production capacity has risen by more than 20 percent. The investment is particularly beneficial during the peak season. With the increased capacity seeds can now be transported to the mixing process just-in-time and are packaged there immediately according to customer requirement - without intermediate storage. This is particularly advantageous for the company during the peak season as seed supply and customer orders are often unpredictable. In commercial terms Joordens is now more flexible and can process more seeds in less time. Poeth’s Z-Conveyor is also easy to maintain and energy efficient, which contributes to a reduction in cost price.

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MARKETS OUTLOOK Supplies just keep on growing

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Prices might have stayed down or dropped further still if not for ongoing concerns about the proportion of higher quality milling wheat in this year’s mix. Wet harvest weather has lowered protein content of US hard red winter bread wheat – its main export grade.

CROP farmers anxiously watching prices fall to ever less remunerative levels have had further unwelcome news over the past couple of months from yet higher cereal and oilseed crop estimates across the Northern Hemisphere. World wheat production has been raised from 731m to 745m tonnes and is now 10m over even last year’s giant crop, according to the US Department of Agriculture. The move follows combined increments to US, Russian, Ukrainian, Australian and Canadian production, far outweighing a steep downward revision in the EU’s prospects since mid-year (which may not be the end of that story). In a season of flat growth in world wheat trade – the arena in which international value is ‘made’ – even a prospective 8.7m tonne drop in Europe’s wheat export potential seems to be getting swallowed up by the growing competition among its key rivals. The USDA has also marked up consumption by 20m tonnes since mid-year, putting it some 27m over last year’s (gains mainly in the US, China and India). However, that fails to stop world wheat surplus stocks rising from last year’s 241m to 249m tonnes – their highest ever level. The bellwether US wheat futures markets – which started the season under the impression that world output would decline this year - have responded by trading down to fresh 10-year lows, shedding about 30% of its peak 2016 value at one point, before a partial bounce-back to a recent 23% net loss. Prices might have stayed down or dropped further still if not for ongoing concerns about the proportion of higher quality milling wheat in this year’s mix. Wet harvest weather has lowered protein content of US hard red winter bread wheat – its main export grade. Excessive rain is also said to be causing some problems with vomitoxin and low proteins in Canada. French wheat quality has been badly hit by the rains and floods that plagued its crop before and during the harvest, affecting Hagberg falling numbers and other milling characteristics, if having less dramatic impact on proteins, which should at least help disposal into feed outlets. German and Baltic EU States have also encountered some problems with rain compromising harvest quality while parts of Russia and Ukraine have seen similar weather problems. Russia’s crop is so large, that its smaller proportion of milling wheat to feed may still exceed last year’s volume. Down South, the Australian wheat crop, still a month or so away from harvest as we go to press, is said to suffering some rain damage in New South Wales, its second most important exporting state. This litany of crop problems is being reflected in larger than usual premiums for better quality milling wheats over middling/ lower grades. Yet, such has been the descent in the market as a whole, that even with that increment, some of the top wheats are still trading at cheaper than usual levels. In the USA, for example Dark Northern Spring wheat was

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offered export (fob) terms for nearby shipments from $264 down to $247 per tonnes last month – much the same as at this time last year and far cheaper than in the autumn of 2014. But that’s a full $50 premium over better quality (12.5% protein) Hard Red Winter wheat which is itself trading a massive $37 over ordinary HRWs (compared with a $10 differential this time last year). The higher volume of lower quality HRW is meanwhile putting it at a discount to usually cheaper soft red winter wheat on fob export markets. This wider than usual quality split and the ensuing price differential is likely to result in far larger than usual supplies of wheat offered to the feed sector in direct competition with maize and other coarse grains – in the US, in Europe and on the world’s export markets – especially in Asia, where buyers can be sensitive to relative wheat/maize pricing. In the months ahead, these three factors will be key drivers

of the wheat price: massive supplies overall, heavy export competition and relatively tighter availability of higher quality wheats. How all this will pan out in terms of ‘average’ wheat prices is uncertain. But for the time being, the quality premium clearly looks likely to stick, if not expand further as buyers try to get their hands on the best grade supplies first, keeping abundant lower grade wheat prices under downward pressure. Even more maize IT has been a switchback year for the world maize market. Prices initially rose quite sharply amid constantly sliding estimates for a drought-reduced Brazilian crop – the world’s second largest export source after the USA. US markets were also supported by talk of the La Nina weather phenomenon (the flip side of last year’s ‘El Nino’) bringing a hot, dry damaging US

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year in food/industrial outlets. China will also boost demand summer. Brazilian prices firmed further as its currency revived from record lows against the US$ (in which most grain is traded) by 8.5m tonnes as it auctions off its massive reserves of maize from past surplus crops. Some analysts think it might use far but by then, it had oversold its short crop (cashing in on earlier more than that as it offers new subsidies to its processors in an currency weakness). With floods delaying the Argentine harvest attempt to clear more of this surplus (which currently accounts and Europe east and west more or less sold out after last year’s poor EU/CIS harvests, that left the export floor clear for US corn for almost half the world stocks of maize). A number of smaller demand increases are also expected in the EU (+2m) and in CIS, suppliers to sell far more than they had earlier expected. Asian and Latin American countries. For a while, that export bonanza appeared to be propping up Despite that, the maize market will remain in surplus, adding the US market, and in turn global and European maize prices. at least 10m tonnes to its already large global stockpile (forecast However, in the past couple of months, mostly ideal US weather 219.5m tonnes). The lion’s share of that stock increase will take has seen yield estimates start to rise and on top of an upward place within the USA (+17m tonnes) leaving stocks there at adjustment in the USDA’s official planted acreage forecast, this levels not seen for decades and equal to about 19% of usage or has led to US production numbers rising from 366.5m to 383m, almost 10 weeks’ supply. versus last year’s 345.5m tonne crop. As the sheer size of the coming US crop sunk in, CBOT Over that same period, Brazil’s current (2015/16) crop forecast futures prices embarked on a renewed slump, recently hitting has been eroded by a further 3 tonnes, putting it 18m tonnes or a seven year low of about $3/bu in more than 20% down on the previous August (about $118/tonne). As in the year’s. But assuming a return to normal Main wheat crop estimate changes since mid-year wheat market these prices were almost weather there compliments planned (mn tonnes – source USDA/Milling) a third cheaper than their 2016 peaks higher plantings, that should bounce June Sep Last season (around $173) before coming back to back by an estimated 15.5m tonnes EU 157.5 145.3 160 the $3.40s (about 22% down) in midnext spring. The EU’s 2016 corn crop Russia 64 72 61 September.. has meanwhile been cut by a further USA 56.5 63.2 55.8 The decline in US wheat and maize 3m tonnes (and may have further to fall prices has inevitably reduced the value as the main, French component still Canada 28.5 30.5 27.6 of grain in Europe, although so far, seems to be contracting). However, Australia 25 27.5 24.5 not to the same extent. Prices here Argentina’s 2016/17 crop has been Ukraine 24 27 27.2 have been propped up by the shock of revised up by 2.5m to 36.5m tonnes. WORLD 731 745 735 the French and other crop shortfalls Overall, world maize production is and concerns about the downturn in now expected to reach around 1,027m Changes to world maize supply since mid-year quality, by the weak euro and by ideas tonnes – a new record high, 15m tonnes (mn tonnes – source USDA/Milling) that, even in a year of expected intense over the mid-summer figure and a June Sep Last season competition from the CIS countries staggering 68m tonnes bigger than last probably the US, Canada and Australia year’s crop. USA 366.5 383.4 345.5 too - the EU will be able to dispose of As in the wheat market, big supplies Brazil 82 82.5 67 enough of its exportable surpluses to and low prices are expected to boost avoid building further stocks (indeed maize consumption which the USDA EU 64.3 61.1 59.1 for both wheat and maize, EU ending sees growing from about 959m to Argentina 34 36.5 28 stocks should end 2016/17 quite a bit 1,016m tonnes. The lion’s share of that Ukraine 26 26 23.3 below last season’s high levels). usage gain is in the US itself, expected Russia 14 13 13.1 While world barley output is seen to consume an extra 11.4m tonnes in WORLD 1,012 1,027 959 slightly lower this season, that animal feeds another 2m more than last

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is more than offset by larger crops of sorghum, oats and rye, indicating total coarse grain production of 1,320m tonnes – about 72m more than last year. Along with the competition from cheap feed wheat, this suggests the feed sector will have to remain clearance-priced in the season ahead – good news for livestock producers’ input costs. Proteins The oilmeal sector has come under renewed pressure in the past month from a record US soyabean crop, pushing down the cost of beans on the bellwether Chicago futures market by about 20% recently. In its August supply/demand forecasts, the US government raised its yield forecast from 48.9 to a record 50.6 bu/acre (+5.4% on the year) which in combination with its earlier raised estimate for harvested acres, projects a crop of 114.3m tonnes. That’s 11m tonnes more than expected mid-summer, easily covering earlier reductions of about 6m tonnes made to weather-hit South American bean crops. It means that, even with strong exports, the US remains in soyabean surplus, expected to build ‘carryover’ stocks to about 10m tonnes over the coming season, compared with starting stocks of 5.3m and just 2.5m only two years ago. Good supplies of soya are expected to continue well into 2016/17 as Brazil (just about to start planting) hopes for more normal weather to deliver its first 100m tonne-plus crop next spring of 2017. Some observers believe the Latin American soya expansion will slow down from now on as farmers there switch land back to maize. Corn is fetching much higher prices in Brazil after this year’s crop shortfall and in Argentina, soya (unlike maize) still incurs a hefty export tax. However, given normal sowing and growing weather, Lat-Am soya production should still increase by about 3% for the year ahead at least. In the US, the reverse equation – weaker maize than soya prices - is favouring even larger soya sowings next year, likely to keep prices well under control (again given the usual caveat of ‘normal’ weather). The bottom line is that soya will provide a larger share of world total meal consumption in 2016/17 for the second year running – about 71% compared with 67% of recent previous years. Rapeseed meal, which had previously seen strong growth of supply and demand, has backtracked with two years of falling crops and production but will be replaced this season with record large supplies of sunflower meal – up by about 10% from last year and as much as 27% higher than four years ago – though still only providing about 5.5% of world total protein meal consumption. Sunflower supplies are being boosted by bigger crops in Russia, Ukraine, Argentina and in Europe itself. Sowings have gone up in the former Soviet countries and in Latin America in response to better returns from growing the crop, boosted by demand for sunflower oil, the main crush product. Rapeseed meal production has been reduced by smaller crops in Europe and Ukraine to a four-year low although largest singlecountry producer Canada is at least expecting a big crop for a second year running. Most of the decline in global rapeseed consumption will be within Europe where it will be replaced by sunflower meal and soya meal. The big soya crop should also continue to keep down prices of the other oilseed meals, most of which are less valuable than soya in terms of protein content and other quality parameters.

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Industry events or old plant owners are now planning their facilities to cater increasing demand of quality food products, proving the credibility of this show. When asked about foreign players taking a keen interest in India, the Agriculture Minister added, “I was happy to see that many foreign companies are showcasing their latest technologies here. This will hopefully help in accelerating the transformation of Indian agriculture and minimise wastage through use of advanced technologies.”

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7th GrainTech India 2016: A catalyst for the enhancement of mills throughout the Indian subcontinent


he Seventh edition of India’s sole and largest grain milling technology event, GrainTech India, offered an impressive show of grain related technologies to the visitors and delighted the exhibitors with overwhelming response. This annual three day expo held at BIEC, Bangalore (India), concluded on August 28, 2016. The event is part of the larger India Foodex series. Over the years, it has gained immense popularity among the leading international players of the sector and provides the opportunity for emerging players to make their mark in the industry. While appreciating the India Foodex series, Krishna Byre Gowda, Honourable Minister of Agriculture (Government of Karnataka), the Chief Guest said, “A forum like this, connects those with technologies with the ones in need of technological solutions. It helps in raising the awareness level about the availability of technological solutions and knowledge.”

Helping to build an effective supply chain

As per trade sources, India wastes food grains worth huge amounts every year because of weaknesses in storage systems & techniques and deficiencies in supply chain. Through GrainTech India, Media Today Group is helping the Indian grain milling sector to build an effective supply chain to ensure what is produced in the farm reaches the consumer in good shape. In fact, what is imperative is to plug every loophole in the food production and distribution system, which means use of effective available technology and building of modern storage system. Stressing the need for technological upgradation, V.K. Bansal, President of Roller Flour Millers’ Federation of India, which represents 1550 mills of the organised sector in India, said “The flour milling industry is to be technically upgraded to meet the ultimate product requirement at par with the international standards. The industry has to evolve to perfection and contribute to the national economy. GrainTech India has been of great help to the industry in ensuring its positive growth.” GrainTech India was launched in 2010, along with the second edition of India Foodex series, and provided a common professional platform to the flour milling, rice milling, feed milling industry and its related sectors. It has now become the proven most prominent annual meeting ground for the whole grain milling industry for the sourcing of equipment, accessories, and taking decisions on the set up of new automated plants in India. This year, Ugur Makina’s stall at the show had a map of India that proudly displayed its reach and presence across the country. The participation of foreign companies in GrainTech India has helped in the upgradation of many mills in India. As per industry sources, over 100 such projects have been installed or are already underway and existing 80 | October 2016 - Milling and Grain

GrainTech India has a proven track record of being the ideal platform for launching one’s latest grain milling, processing and packaging, storage, and supply chain technologies. The event has been growing in size through the course of successive years. Buhler India, the largest grain milling and food processing machinery manufacturer, displayed many of its recently launched and innovative range of products for whole wheat flour, colour sorting that works for all grains, a new scale and also a coffee grinder. B.S. Muralidhara, General Manager, Head of Grain Milling, Buhler India said that over the years, they have received an extremely good response at the show, adding that, “The display of machinery helps in facilitating meaningful discussions. GrainTech India is a very good platform for the industry to see the machinery of so many companies at one place.” Though Alapala is already a well-known and established name in grain milling sector, yet Mehmet Erbay of Alapala believes that participating in GrainTech India has helped in strengthening its name and image in India and its neighbouring markets. Representatives of companies like Fowler Westrup (India) Private Limited, Hassia Packaging Pvt. Ltd. of IMA Group, and Bastak Group confirmed that they managed to meet many potential clients at the show. Over the three days of the expo, they met retailers, distributers, and even clients from leading Indian companies including giants like ITC and Unilever. Cagdas Karakuzu, Director, MySilo Grain Storage Systems Co, who regularly visits India, pointed out that India is a huge market for grain milling and storage technology as it is among the top three producers of wheat, rice and maize. Adding further, he said, “We are doing really good business in India and I would like to say that especially GrainTech India is an extremely great chance for anyone who wishes to launch their products in the country.”

Strong support from prominent Indian agricultural and food organisations

The numbers of exhibitors and visitors have been increasing annually. GrainTech India also has strong support from the members of prominent Indian agricultural and food organisations, who visit the show and facilitate meaningful discussions and business deals, adding strength and value to the event. Among the numerous organisations, whose members regularly support the exhibition in different ways as visitors and exhibitors include, Federation of Karnataka Chamber of Commerce & Industry, The Solvent Extractors’ Association of India, All India Food Processors’ Association, Coffee Board, Roller Flour Mills Federation of India, Spices Board India, The Soybean Processors’ Association of India, All India Rice Exporters’ Association, Indian Oilseeds and Produce Export Promotion Council, CLFMA of India, and Indian Biscuits Manufacturers’ Association. Flourtech, Selis, Ortas Milling, Agaram, Bansal, Buhler India, MySilo, Unormac, Pingle, and Shri Vishwakarma have increased their display area for 8th GrainTech India 2017. S. Jafar Naqvi, Chief Coordinator, GrainTech India, said “Half of the show area has already been booked for the next edition. The consecutive success of the show has really encouraged us. We look forward to the next edition.”


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CHINA 2016

This key intensive livestock and feed show is venturing into the heartland of China in 2018 China is changing and so to is the key exhibition VIV China. It is becoming obvious with each visit, such as MAG’s recent visit to last month’s VIV China 2016 in Beijing, that our industry in particular is becoming more sophisticated and appreciative of new equipment, processes and products, including additives and ingredients. Despite the stabilisation of feed production in China at approximately 185 million tonnes, the country continues to build feedmills and foreign companies continue to invest in this market. This is leading to an overall improvement in the quality of products and equipment on display at this latest VIV China 2016 offering held in Beijing and will be impacting feed and food quality throughout China and elsewhere as local companies expand into the international market. Besides the exhibition itself, which attracted record attendance, the meeting hosted seven key conferences over the first two days of the event with Phileo addressing ‘Advanced nutritional preventative strategies for gut health’ and Sonac addressing the importance of ‘High-quality protein in young animal diets.’ The next edition to be hosted, VIV China 2018, will be held in Nanjing China from September 17-19, 2018. Here we picture preview the event and those we met. Next month we will report the views and insights of those who exhibited and attended. But in the meantime here’s a flavor of our industry’s three days in Beijing.

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EuroTier 2016: The challenge of feeding ten billion people in the future


he world’s leading trade fair for animal production, EuroTier, will present future solutions for both aquaculture and agriculture from 15 to 18 November at the Exhibition Centre Hanover. This will give rise to 251 innovations which have been registered with the event organiser DLG (German Agriculture Society)by the exhibitors. Innovations will be shown that sustainably increase and secure business success.  On the other hand, the solutions contribute to the further improvement of animal welfare and environmentally-friendly production conditions, as well as the working conditions. Additionally, international expertise from industry, farming, science and consultation is present at EuroTier. 2,523 exhibitors from 57 countries will provide a complete offer for all areas of modern animal production. With this, EuroTier reports a new record number of registrations. The registration numbers have increased by approximately four percent when compared with the previous record result of four years ago.  The exhibition area has also reached a new record size with more than 280,000 m2. Therefore, the professional animal keepers from all over the world are offered even more information than ever before. 

Outstanding contribution from abroad

Companies from abroad are solely responsible for the increase in exhibitor numbers. With 1,453 companies (58 percent), foreign firms are represented more strongly than never before. The majority of the exhibitors from abroad come from the Netherlands (231 companies). Large contributions are also made by China (179), France (148), Italy (133), Denmark (86), Spain (78), Great Britain (69), Turkey (62), Belgium (55), Austria (54) and Poland (47). DLG sees this high foreign contribution as a clear sign of the continuing global alignment of the enterprises and the agricultural economics with their international interrelations. The firms want to make targeted use of the EuroTier platform to open up new markets. 

High information requirement of animal producers

The amount of information required by animal producers is still high. Farm and herd managers require the most modern and professional concepts to make their farms fit for the future. This applies to all questions in the areas breeding, feeding, husbandry, management, logistics and especially in the areas animal health and animal welfare. Solutions required for a yield increase along the entire value added chain, from production to the end product. At EuroTier, the latest findings and approaches are discussed in many professional lectures and discussion rounds on all the exhibition days.  As the Bundesverband Praktizierender Tierärzte (bpt, Federal Association of Practising Veterinary Surgeons) will be holding its annual congress again at the same time as the EuroTier on the trade fair area in Hanover, there will be an intensive exchange of opinions between veterinarians and farmers from all over the world on questions of animal health. 

Challenge nutrition

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sufficient amounts and quality - has not changed, neither has the increasing demand for agricultural products for energy and material supplies. That the global demands for agricultural products, for food, fuel, and fibre will double in the coming decades is well-known and remains the challenge for the agricultural industry. This challenge can only be answered by a modern agriculture.  This will need to apply technological innovations and methods and with them efficiently utilise the scarcest factors of all, the fertile arable land and grassland areas, while at the same time minimising the load on the environment. 

Spirits in European farming still dampened

German farmers still view the current economic situation cautiously. This is shown by the preliminary results of the current DLG trend monitor from autumn 2016. Even though the prices for slaughter pigs have clearly increased, pig keepers are emerging from a one-year-long phase of low prices. Dairy farmers are still in a difficult price situation, where securing liquidity is in the foreground.  Cash crop producers must be prepared for a phase of low prices, as the globally large grain harvest, especially in the Black Sea region, is leading to price pressure. Against this background, German, French and Polish farmers still view the current economic situation cautiously.  However, British farmers are happier with the economic situation than they were even in spring 2016. 

British farmers more confident again

As the DLG trend monitor further points out, the German and Polish farmers continue to have cautious expectations for the business development in the next twelve months. The business prospects of farmers in France have also deteriorated considerably. The by far below average harvest there, is causing incomes to drop, especially those from grain exports. Furthermore, the situation of the dairy and pig farmers continues to be tense.  In Great Britain, the farmers are clearly more confident about future business development. The Brexit decision is coupled to hopes for farming with fewer stipulations, even if it is unclear, how well a renationalised agricultural policy will be financed. 

Energy Decentral 2016

Approximately 330 specialist exhibitors will take part in the EnergyDecentral 2016, the international specialist trade fair for innovative energy supply. This is a slight drop compared with 2014. The number of agricultural biogas plants is only growing very slightly under the current political framework conditions.  However, in Germany alone, there is an enormous number of producing plants, which will contribute its constant share to regenerative energy production in the years to come.  Optimisation, repowering and operation of the plants are clearly in the foreground. Besides this, internationally the interest in biogas is unbroken.  World-wide, there is also a high potential for this area in the waste management area and many innovative developments advanced in the use of alternative substrates. Examples of this are straw, bagasse or residues from the food industry. 

Many visitors expected

EuroTier is the world’s leading trade fair for animal production. With its excellent and compact unique information offer, it will provide orientation for animal producers from all over the globe. The DLG expects a similar visitor volume to that of 2014, where around 156,000 experts visited EuroTier.

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The 9th Protein Summit brought together experts from around the world to share their visions and discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the global proteins world.

illers and the milling industry, whether for food or feed use, scored highly in the recent Bridge2Food awards held in Lille, France at the 9th Protein Summit which ran from September 19-21, 2016. The Best New Protein Food Award went to Gold & Green Foods for its ‘Pulled Oats’ – a perfect protein food that is 100 percent plant-based and ecologically produced. The awards made this year were inaugural and will be repeated annually. The ‘Pulled Oats’ product has a superior amino acid profile, more protein than chicken breast, a meat-like texture and delicious juicy taste, says judge Claire Nuttall, Founder of Brand Incubator.

THE EXPERT JUDGING PANEL Best New Protein Food • Claire Nuttall, Founder, The Brand Incubator • Pat Robinson, Business Development Manager, CircleUp (USA) • Sam Waterfall – Senior Consultant, The Healthy Marketing Team Ltd (UK) • Roger Gilbert, Managing Director, Perendale Publishing (UK) • Juliette De Perthuis, Consultant, Nutrikeo Most Disruptive Innovation • Dr Anne Wagner, Corporate Research & Development Director, Tereos (France) • Dr Volker Heinz, Managing Director, DIL (Germany) • Dr Rickey Yada - Professor, Land & Food Systems University of British Columbia (Canada) • Dr Kees de Gooijer – TKI Agri & Food (The Netherlands) • Prof Dr-Ing Bernhard van Lengerich, Seeding the Future Foundation Most Novel Ingredient • Dr Cindy Gerhardt, COO Biotechnology Centre, DSM (The Netherlands) • Mike Velings, co-Founder, Aqua-Spark • Johan De Coninck – Business Development Manager, IAR (France) • Dr Stacy Pyett, Business Development Manager, NIZO (The Netherlands) • Greg Bonnefin, Group Director, Newly Weds Foods (Thailand)

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Industry events She says, “Gold & Green Foods has created a unique and tasty product which is high in both protein and fibre. The whole proposition stood out for the judges, as a well-designed, articulated and unique new launch. “Fantastic they have achieved such a great balance of taste, texture and healthfulness in such a mainstream product range. I am sure it will be a big success as a healthy source of protein for anyone looking for a plant-based, meat alternative.” Pulled Oats is a high-protein main dish component which texture reminds the customer of pulled pork, is easy to approach and use in various dishes. Pulled Oats comes in three different taste variations, which makes it possible for consumers to reduce meat in everyday life in an easy and straightforward way. The Gold & Green protein food can be called as ‘perfect protein’ for the following reasons: 1. 100 percent plant based. There’s nothing animal originated in the products 2. Sustainable. The ingredients are all originated from sustainable sources in Europe 3. Nutritionally excellent. The product has over 30 percent of protein (compared to 23 percent in chicken) and it has a balanced amino acid profile, comparable to that in meat. The health impacts are present due to the high level of the oat fiber beta-glucan, which is beneficial for the digestion and cardiovascular health 4. Taste, mouth feel and usage. The consumers who have tried the product, have been overly excited about the tender, fibrous structure, the mild and adaptive taste and especially the easy and straightforward usage of the product in everyday dishes Dr Reetta Kivelä, CTO of Gold & Green Foods says, “Pulled Oats were developed because we wanted to contribute to the climate challenges with our skillset. “We highly appreciate the wording of the jury, that encourage us to follow our visions to change the world. “Consumers have shown Pulled Oats were deeply missed before its birth, and we are delighted to see that the jury found the uniqueness of Pulled Oats and sees its global potential.” Other finalists in the category included: • Whey 20 from Science in Sport • Plenti Cereal from General Mills Inc

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The Most Disruptive Innovation Award was won by Calysta for Feedkind protein – a proprietary new fish and animal feed ingredient targeted at replacing fishmeal. Produced using the world’s only commercially validated gas fermentation process, Feedkind Protein is a natural, traceable and safe non-animal source of protein. (Editors note: Calysta has just announced the opening of a state of the art facility in Teeside, UK, to manufacture sample quantities of FeedKind Protein.) Judge Dr Anne Wagner, Corporate Research and Development Director of Tereos says, “The judges had a really hard time deciding from all the entries and really good innovations. “We felt we needed to award an innovation which is truly disruptive both from a technological point of view and also one that identifies alternative sources of protein to meet the protein demands of a growing population.” Dr Alan Shaw, Calysta President and CEO, says, “We’re extremely pleased to have achieved this global accolade that recognises our preparatory technology as a game-changing innovation. “With FeedKind, Calysta has an exciting opportunity to offer traceable and safe protein that will sustainably help feed the world for decades to come.” The US-based company Calysta’s FeedKind protein is a single cell protein produced from naturally-occurring micro-

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Pea protein a winner

The Most Novel Ingredient award was won by IGV GmbH for its Vegetal Flakes. The pea-protein extrudates – ProteinFLAKES, ProteinCRISPIES and ProteinNUGGETS are ingredients for various end-product industries. IGV has complemented its pea-based protein ingredients with tailored amino acids to offer a complete protein product for different consumer groups. Judge Dr Cindy Gerhardt, Director of Operations, DSM Biotechnology Centre says, “The judges unanimously voted for IGV GmbH. “The Vegetal Flakes combine strong consumer benefits with innovative protein processing technology which is of great benefit to food manufacturers.” János-István Petrusán Head of R&D and Product Management at IGV GmbH Germany says, “Winning the Most Novel Protein Ingredient Award is the recognition of the concerted effort of our highly motivated expert team in providing the world with affordable, tasty and complete vegetal protein alternatives for the daily food consumption of all consumer categories. “We are looking forward to work with everyone, for a healthy future.”

Pea-protein extrudates are ingredients for various end-product industries. The basic products are applicable very differently in the end products. For example, the ProteinFLAKES can be used for mueslis as well as in the meat surrogates. At the end, you have the final products “high-protein-muesli” or “roasted meatballs”, “Burger-Patty”, “cooked meatballs” or readily prepared premix for home cooking meatballs. They are being already used also in the beverages industries as high protein shakes, smoothies, but also in the dairy industry in the yoghurt segment, as cereal substitutes. Proteins could be characterised by their nutritional value, deduced from the essential amino acid-sequences, in which meat proteins are usually nominated with 100 percent. Most vegetal proteins are classified with values between 50 to 90 percent from which soybean protein has a high value of about 86 percent. By combining different protein sources with different essential amino acid-sequences (proprietary technological know-how of our company) IGV has reached already 100 percent. Extracts from microalgae find a broader application range and are used as ingredients applied in pea-based food formulations. The proteins and special amino acid ratios obtained from algae still have a huge future potential which remained up to now partially disregarded, but IGV complemented its pea-based protein ingredients with tailored amino acid fractions from microalgae, offering a complete protein product for different consumer groups. These products were upgraded by essential amino acids and “rare” proteins, providing complete nutrition qualities to each consumer group, says the company. The other finalists in this category included: Most Novel Ingredient celebrates new protein ingredients that are truly innovative and offered measurable benefits for manufacturers and consumers. • Mankai from Hinoman • GreenFood Quinoa from GreenFood 50

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eld at the Rennes Exhibition Centre from September 13 to 16, Space 2016 certainly lived up to its reputation as being amongst the world's very best livestock shows. Right from when representatives from the Ivory Coast, Togo, Guinea and Cameroon opened the show; until its closure by the European Commissioner for Agriculture, Phil Hogan; Space 2016 certainly delivered a truly international flavour. This year, Space brought together 1,445 exhibitors including 484 international exhibitors from 42 countries, and 101,963 visitors, including 12,022 international visitors from 120 countries; a fairly respectable set of figures given the difficult situation in some sectors and the fact that the event coincided with silage harvesting. The participation of exhibitors remained at the same level as last year (1 441 in 2015), which was a record year in this respect. Owing to the fact that the event was so close to the important religious holiday of Eid Al 92 | October 2016 - Milling and Grain

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But this show wasn’t just about the people, from the prize cows in the sheds right up to the beautifully prepared steaks on the plates in the restaurants; every aspect of livestock production was covered. Space 2016’s organisers were typically French in their generosity and hospitality, and this was reflected in the very positive atmosphere of the show. In fact, you could easily liken the many staff to swans –all calm and elegant on the surface of the water, but with legs kicking furiously beneath it; all hidden beneath a beaming smile and incredibly helpful demeanor. According to the organisers, praise from exhibitors at SPACE 2016 was unanimous, with many citing the, “quality of contacts they had with visitors,” during the four-day event. Space 2016 developed the political dimension of discussions with livestock sector stakeholders. The Minister of Agriculture, Stéphane Le Foll, as well as various presidential primary candidates,

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The first evening of the show was marked by innovations that benefit animal production. The 50 Innov’Space award-winners presented at the stands, including five special commendations, enhanced the quality of the presentations at SPACE. All of the threads of quality that made Space 2016 so great were also clearly on display for this event too. A very warm welcome was then followed swiftly by a relatively brief awards ceremony. Brevity in this instance was welcomed by many as, I’m sure that you’ll agree, some award ceremonies at shows can be quite long and selfcongratulatory, but Space kept things short and compact - and the dual language commentary was also very welcome too. Following the conclusion of the awards, those who were fortunate to have been invited to the exhibitor’s dinner were then unleashed upon a beautifully presented seafood buffet; featuring a vast array of seafood from lobster to scallops to oysters. All washed down with a seemingly endless supply of Bordeaux wine.

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As well as those who formulated animal feed, there were also companies who dealt with the machines involved with its production and storage too. One of the features that towered over Hall 10 was Collinson’s huge feed silo from their Atlas range. Also in Hall 10 were Van Aarsen with their range of pelleting machines, Kahl with their display of high quality granular presses and pelleting plants and CPM Europe who provided visitors with a snapshot of their broad range of impressive processing machines. MAP Group’s distinctive yellow and blue Dustfix system and WAM Group’s beautifully polished chrome Ploughshare Mixer dominated the other side of the hall. Also present at Space2016 were a relatively small number of analysis companies, with Bruker and Perten both displaying their hardware; with both sets of staff more than happy to answer enquiries from visitors and other interested parties.

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Carlos Cabello

Carlos Cabello was appointed Head of Buhler in Northern Europe (Buhler NEU); which comprises the UK, Ireland, Benelux and the Nordics. A civil engineer who specialises in food process engineering, Mr Cabello started his career as a food project engineer working in many different countries. However, 18 years ago he had the opportunity to work for Buhler in Spain, where he was responsible for many different business areas, including managing the accounts of some large international food groups. Following his appointment to his current role in October 2015, Mr Cabello stated that, “I am very proud to have been offered this amazing challenge, but not only from the professional point of view, living in the UK was always one of my dreams, it is a wonderful experience for both me and my family.” With Bühler NEU equipment currently accounting for 65 percent of all global wheat processing, 70 percent of UK flour production, and the number one supplier globally of industrial rice processing equipment, to what do you believe Buhler owe their success, and are there any measures in place to ensure that you grow and maintain your current market share? For more than 150 years, we have been very proud to gain the confidence of our north European millers. The new challenges of our customers and industry today require smarter solutions from us. We are now in a unique position to offer both better and affordable solutions, coupled with energy saving, better and closer engineering services.

Our new workshops in Manchester, Mechelen (Belgium) and Sweden provide roll and sieve refurbishment services using the most up to date refluting machine tooling operation in the milling industry. We now have a milling team based in the UK and are also able to offer plant automation solutions with our own control systems design office in Peterborough. Growing is not the aim, it is the consequence of being able to listen and adapt to the competitive challenges of our customers.

Sustainability and alternative proteins are two inextricably linked concepts that have been becoming increasingly more prominent. With pulses experiencing a resurgence of popularity in Europe and the West due to their health properties, what are the ways in which Bühler NEU are adapting to these changes, and what is your opinion on grains and pulses as a viable and sustainable source of alternative protein?

Gluten free production is growing along with the increasing trend consumers are taking to eat gluten free bakery products, not only as a substitute of traditional wheat, new recipes in the modern food are appearing, the new gluten free niche enriches the variety that the traditional cereal industry offers. Buhler has developed new technology to offer solutions into this emerging industry like pasta based exclusively in corn or rice. Breadcrumbs having 100 percent non-gluten containing cereals, instant flours as base for beverages, soups and infant food are good examples.

Bühler prides itself on excelling in the areas of efficiency yield, capacity and consistency, in which ways do they enable customers to achieve these three markers with Mycotoxins being such a huge concern?

Mycotoxins are today a big concern in the food and the feed industry. Every year thousands of crops are ruined due inefficient storage or little care during transportations. In the

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last few years we have developed new smart solutions that combines mechanical and optical inspection with the new Sortex generation. Today we are in position to guarantee that any crop after being selected will be in a position to pass any existing European laws, no matter how severe the input contamination is.

Given the outcome of the EU membership vote in the UK, do you believe there will be many changes to Buhler’s current market situation, and are you concerned about Buhler’s future in an independent UK market? With Buhler being a multinational group then we are very used to changing and adapting to suit international and national market conditions. Buhler will also adapt itself to the changing UK market following its decision to withdraw from the European Union.

Should we as an industry be happy with our technological achievements and the current standards and quality of grain and feed processing? Or would that express complacency on our part? If the latter, what areas should industry be focused on in order to deliver safer more affordable food, particularly in developing countries?

Innovation for a better world is our vision. Buhler is especially committed to provide solutions adapted specifically to developing countries. We are also very proud to contribute to enhance the standards and quality achieved in many food and feed processes, but it is not enough, food safety for example is one extensive focus in the industry, every year our R&D bring new solutions contributing in making our life better.

What do you believe is the next step in the Milling Industry, where do you see the Industry heading and how will Buhler have a hand in effecting this progression?

On the one hand the European mill industry has over capacity, the standard flour is not very profitable and some plant requires modernisation on the other hand, our customers are extraordinarily creative in offering new flour solutions to the markets, looking for new niches and becoming more productive by reducing their operational costs with more energy efficient plants and using less labour. Buhler is constantly supporting in providing smart future solutions for our customers profitability. We have seen growth in the competitive European market in the last year, and we wholeheartedly thank our customers for their determination in improving their processes.

PEOPLE THE INDUSTRY FACES Rhiannon White joins us as the new Managing Editor of Milling and Grain magazine


hiannon White joins us as the new Managing Editor of Milling and Grain magazine, having recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Nottingham, England. “I am delighted to be joining the publishing team here at Perendale and am excited to expand upon my knowledge of the ever-innovative, ever-advancing and ever-important industry that is responsible for feeding our world.

Similarly, I am looking forward to getting to know the hard-working and passionate people who continuously strive towards improving all aspects of the industry from technological to marketing to Rhiannon White charitable efforts. With a population expected to reach 9.5 billion by 2050, now more than ever before, it is crucial to provide a platform for the projects and discussions that are taking place and shaping our industry. Therefore, I hope to bring our readers in-depth insights into the latest global advancements within the industry and to promote the significance of such work within society at large.”

Rafael Cabrera joins leader in antibiotic replacements


W Nutrition USA, a leader in antibiotic growth promotion replacements, has named Rafael Cabrera, Ph.D., as executive vice president. To further accelerate the company’s growth, Cabrera will oversee the company’s sales and technical teams.

Cabrera is a senior technical and sales executive with more than 25 years of experience in animal nutrition and strategic business development, focused on value-added technologies to enhance the profitability of livestock and poultry producers. He holds a Ph.D. in animal nutrition from North Carolina State University.

Rafael Cabrera

Prior to joining EW, Cabrera was director of the swine business unit at Huvepharma.

Nutriad strengthens digestive performance team


utriad, Belgium based multinational feed additives producer, has appointed Daniel Fernando Ramírez as Business Development Manager Digestive Performance.

The digestive performance platform focuses on the digestive system as the key towards healthy and performing animals. Mr. Ramírez received degrees in veterinary medicine and animal production at the UAM and UNAM universities in Mexico, and completed an MBA at the Porto Business School in Portugal.

Daniel Fernando He has several years of experience as veterinary expert in research programs and as a senior commercial Ramírez manager in the feed industry. He will team up with Tim Goossens, to support Nutriad’s Digestive Performance portfolio.

Pas Reform appoints new representative for China


s part of its international expansion programme, Pas Reform has appointed Mr. Tan Kee Chai (KC Tan) of Tianjin Original Livestock Equipment Co. Ltd, to represent its interests in China’s dynamic and rapidly growing poultry sector.

Mr Tan, who has a BSc degree in Animal Husbandry, was educated in Malaysia and subsequently worked for European equipment companies in Taiwan, before forming his own company in China in 2005.

Tan Kee Chai

With a population of 1.35 billion, China’s poultry sector is experiencing rapid growth and Tan believes there is a burgeoning market for Pas Reform’s Smart hatchery technologies. “Pas Reform’s clear commitment to China’s poultry sector has made a very positive impact”, he says, “I believe there is a genuine opportunity to develop significant market share here.”

Emily Zhou joins the Delacon R&D team


gronomist Dr Emily Zhou (31) joins the Delacon team as R&D Manager Poultry & Immunology. She will support the team of Dr Andreas Mueller, Head of R&D, at the headquarters of Delacon Biotechnik GmbH in Steyregg.

Emily Zhou

Zhou was born in 1985 in Chengdu, province Sichuan, China. She received a bachelor’s degree in Animal Sciences from the Sichuan Agricultural University and a master’s degree in Animal Nutrition from the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences.

Moreover, Dr Zhou holds a PhD degree in Agricultural Sciences from the Justus-Liebig University in Gießen, Germany.

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