Nutrinsic Corporation is introducing a new sustainable protein product for animal feed. ProFlocTM single cell protein is produced using the Company's patented technology that upcycles nutrients that are currently lost in food and beverage plant wastewater with the added benefit of providing clean water effluent. ProFlocTM contains 60% protein and delivers high digestibility.
The Nutrinsic process involves modifying biological conditions in existing wastewater systems to favor the growth of protein producing bacteria that are safe, non-GMO and native to the system. Nutrinsic then harvests these bacteria in a straightforward process of concentration, drying and sterilizing to produce a single cell protein for inclusion in animal feeds. ProFlocTM has tested favorably among a variety of aquatic and terrestrial animal species, including tilapia, trout, salmon, shrimp, piglets and poultry. Additional feeding studies are underway.
Nutrinsic CEO Leo Gingras summarizes: "ProFlocTM is an excellent source of high quality protein for animal nutrition applications. It has a favorable amino acid profile, high digestibility, long shelf life, and is highly palatable to animals of all types. It is sustainable, produced from food and beverage nutrients that would otherwise be lost and is cost effective."
Nutrinsic is completing construction of its first U.S. ProFlocTM production facility in Trenton, Ohio, which is slated to come on-line by year end 2014.