UK approval for methane-reducing feed additive Bovaer®

Date: 23.12.2023Source: dsm-firmenich

dsm-firmenich has announced that it has received market authorisation for Bovaer® in the United Kingdom.  Bovaer® is a feed additive which effectively and immediately reduces methane emissions from cattle, with average reductions in dairy cows of 30%. This is the first authorisation by the UK for a feed additive targeted at an environmental benefit.

With this latest authorisation English, Welsh and Scottish dairy farmers will now also have a scientifically proven solution available to lower their carbon footprint significantly and reliably. For the entire dairy value chain, including supporting processors, retailers, and the food services sector, it means scope 3 emissions of dairy can be lowered with 10-15% CO2 equivalents per litre of milk. Additionally, it will help the UK in delivering on the commitments of the Global Methane Pledge and the Climate Change Act.

Said Mark van Nieuwland, Vice President Bovaer®: “At dsm-firmenich, we are excited about gaining another market authorisation this year. It demonstrates the global relevance and potential of Bovaer®. Personally, I’m exceptionally delighted, as we are building a world scale production plant for Bovaer® in the UK to help support global sales.

“Construction on the new plant is well under way in Dalry, Scotland and is expected to become operational in the course of 2025.”

The company aims to make Bovaer® available to the UK dairy sector early 2024 and will work closely with the sector to introduce the additive and its benefits to the dairy value chain. For more visit dsm-firmenich.com

David Cox / IDM

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