Evonik and Vland had signed a memorandum of understanding for a strategic cooperation, Evonik announced.

Both companies intends to cooperate in the field of probiotics for animal nutrition and in the field of enzymes for industrial applications. As part of the cooperation, the partners will exchange know-how, develop new products and improve process technology.

Vland, a high-tech enterprise focusing on enzymes, probiotics, and animal health, provides core technology support for biological manufacturing, green solutions for food safety and also clean energy saving technology for biotech industries. In combination with Evonik's strong global market presence and key focus on technology and application in gut health solutions, the new cooperation is expected to bring mutual benefits to both partners.

"Probiotics are already a cornerstone of our gut health solution programme, and now, together with Vland, we believe we can develop this even further," said Dr. Emmanuel Auer, head of Evonik's Animal Nutrition Business Line. "We know the challenges our customers face, we understand the physiology of the animals, and have decades of experience in animal nutrition which will complement Vland's technological innovations."

"Vland always insists on striving for technological innovation and looks for opportunities to work with like-minded partners around the world to build a globalised technological innovation system. The collaboration with Evonik is part of this strategy and we anticipate excellent results that will better serve the animal nutrition industry across the globe," said Aron Chen, CEO of Vland.

Both organisations share the same belief that the only way to meet the current demands for sustainable livestock farming is through adopting holistic solutions. For Evonik, this means linking data- and knowledge-based services with technical services, and at the same time ensuring the availability of a wide portfolio of feed additives for livestock farming.

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