Issue Date: June 5, 2017 | Web Date: May 31, 2017
Organic acids grow on the farm
With antibiotics increasingly being shunned as growth promoters, chemical makers are investing in short-chain organic acids as a new way to help farmers increase meat production without contributing to antimicrobial resistance.
The specialty chemical company Oxea just completed an expansion of its plant in Oberhausen, Germany, that boosts output of short-chain organic acids such as propionic acid, butyric acid, and isobutyric acid.
Last month, Sweden’s Perstorp launched production of valeric acid, which it says is . . .
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