Kemin Aquascience™ is working toward meeting the needs of the present without compromising opportunities for the future. At Kemin, we believe that organic substances are the best source of nutrients and immunity boosters to improve aquatic species' health. We focus on bringing organic products that create a sustainable and profitable ecosystem to enhance profitability, yield, feed absorption, and quality of aquaculture farms while improving feed milling and storage efficiency.
Moisture loss in Feed Mills – A chronic problem
The mechanical processes in feed mills, understandably, reduce the moisture content in the feed. The process cycle in feed mills – grinding and batching, mixing, conditioning, pelleting, cooling, and bagging - involves intense mechanical processes resulting in approximately 0.5% to 1.5% moisture loss during pellet feed processing grinding to bagging. A conservative estimate puts the value of the financial loss at 400,000 USD as a mill producing 100,000 MT feed a year can lose up to 1,000 MT feed assuming a 1% moisture loss.
Further, insufficient moisture has the following impact:
Pennecon™ is a liquid product that contains a mixture of surface-active agents and organic acids to improve feed mill efficacy and water stability of feed pellets. It also protects aqua feed from mold growth during short term storage.
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Through innovation, Kemin Aquascience™ is moving the aquaculture value chain from linear to circular. Pennecon™ is a proprietary organic formulation that improves feed mill efficiency and feed quality and improves the spreadability through its unique surface-active agents. Our research focuses on developing organic compounds and formulations that enable feed millers to achieve sustainable and profitable operations.
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