Press release
Animal Nutrition
December 15, 2010

Expect the best—AMINODat® 4.0

  • 28,000 complete amino acid analyses from more than 130 feedstuffs
  • Complete newly analyzed amino acid data sets
  • Comprises 10 languages


The feed additives business of Evonik Degussa GmbH, Essen (Germany) released a new version of AMINODat® during this year’s EuroTier themed under “Expect the best—AMINODat® 4.0”. For more than 20 years Evonik has been providing AMINODat® the most comprehensive amino acid database for feed ingredients in the world to its partners in the feed industry. The 4th edition, which has been further extended, covers now 28,000 individual amino acid assays for more than 130 feed ingredients from all regions worldwide.

This Anniversary Edition issued on the occasion of 50 years amino acid analytical service provides more amino acid profiles than ever and includes updated amino acid recommendations.

Along the whole value chain of animal nutrition, the new AMINODat® 4.0 offers unique opportunities to increase the profitability of feed and livestock operations. For the screening and monitoring of incoming raw materials AMINODat® 4.0 delivers amino acid data sets for accurate raw material evaluation thereby providing the basis for decision-making and up-to-date ingredient matrices. This drives precise feed formulation, helps to reduce safety margins and safeguards animal performance while meeting the highest feed quality standards. The new AMINODat® 4.0 database is available in a Gold and a Platinum version.

Evonik Industries is the only company in the world to produce and market all four important amino acids for the advanced animal nutrition: DL-Methionine, Biolys® (L-Lysine), L-Threonine and L-Tryptophan. In over 100 countries of the world the company delivers innovative services and products, and contributes to customers’ profitability while enabling healthy and environmentally friendly animal nutrition.

About Evonik

Evonik Industries is the creative industrial group from Germany. In our core business of specialty chemicals, we are a global leader. In addition, Evonik is an expert in power generation from hard coal and renewable energies, and one of the largest private residential real estate companies in Germany. Our company’s performance is shaped by creativity, specialization, continuous self-renewal, and reliability.

Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world. In its fiscal year 2009 about 39,000 employees generated sales of about €13.1 billion and an operating profit (EBITDA) of about €2.0 billion.


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