dsm-firmenich receives UK approval for its methane-reducing feed additive Bovaer®

dsm-firmenich, the leading innovator in nutrition, health and beauty, is pleased to announce that today it received market authorization 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 authorization by the UK for a feed additive targeted at an environmental benefit.

With this latest authorization 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.

“At dsm-firmenich, we are excited about gaining another market authorization 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 to become operational in the course of 2025”, says Mark van Nieuwland, Vice President Bovaer®. dsm-firmenich aims to make Bovaer® available to the UK dairy sector early 2024 and will work closely with the sector to introduce Bovaer® and its benefits to the dairy value chain.

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