The AMINONIR® services offer reliable nutritional analysis in a minimal time – even with unground raw materials. Easy to perform, fast to implement, invaluable for business performance.

WHY CHOOSE US?

AMINO‌NIR® is the number 1 in amino acid analysis with a track record of over 20 years.

AMINO‌NIR® shows the full optimization potential for the animal feed you use.
AMINONIR® helps reduce the proportion of costly ingredients, while boosting feed conversion ratios.
AMINO‌NIR® covers the widest number of feed ingredients used by the feed industry.

YOUR CHALLENGE

You want your livestock to always be healthy and strong, with realistic and cost-effective effort. Feed with the best nutritional values ensures this. Raw material variability, price volatility, fierce competition – stakeholders throughout the livestock feed value chain face tough challenges.

Whether you are a feed miller, soybean processor or a producer of corn DDGS (distiller's dried grains with solubles), of rapeseed or mustard meal, fish meal or animal byproduct meals:

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RAW MATERIAL
QUALITY DIFFERS
BY ORIGIN


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PURCHASING
DECISIONS NEED
RELIABLE DATA
TO JUDGE THE
OFFERED QUALITY

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QUALITY CONTROL
NEEDS FAST BUT
RELIABLE METHODS


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RAW MATERIAL
QUALITY IS IMPACTED BY ANTINUTRITIONAL FACTORS LIKE  TRYPSIN INHIBITORS OR GLUCOSINOLATES

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QUALITY IS
IMPACTED BY
OVERHEATING


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CUSTOMERS EXPECT
A STABLE PRODUCT
QUALITY ALTHOUGH THE RAW MATERIAL QUALITY IS HIGHLY VARIABLE

Reliable and timely information about the nutritional value of your raw materials and products, allows you to optimize your processes and gain a competitive advantage based on verifiably superior quality.

OUR SOLUTION

In response to those challenges, Evonik has developed a comprehensive range of analytical solutions that equip you with precise and up-to-date nutritional data on feed ingredients and finished feeds. The AMINONIR® services use near infrared (NIR) spectrometry to determine key factors like amino acid contents.

 

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HOW DOES IT WORK?

In NIR spectrometry, invisible near infrared light is beamed to a sample, causing molecules in the sample to vibrate. This interaction with the molecules consumes energy by absorbing elements of the introduced light. In the case of liquid samples, residual light passes through the material, while solid samples reflect the light. This light is measured with a detector and gives a spectrum.

The spectral information is further used and evaluated for example to identify unknown samples (fingerprinting) or to estimate its nutritional composition via the application of NIR calibrations.

 

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CALIBRATION QUALITY IS KEY FOR THE BEST RESULTS

What makes AMINO‌NIR® services stand out is Evonik’s experience in calibration development.

In NIR calibration development, spectra of many typical samples of one material are combined with the corresponding values of an analytical reference method. The final calibration describes the correlation between the set of spectra and the reference values. By applying that correlation to spectra of further unknown samples, all calibrated parameters can be mathematically predicted.

The quality of reference analysis is critical to calibration accuracy. For this reason, reference labs must be inspected on a regular basis. Evonik’s reference lab – AMINOLab® – is a network of three wet-chemistry laboratories based in Germany, China and Singapore. Their accuracy and precision is monitored via regular independent ring tests as well as by internal control samples.

YOUR BENEFITS FROM AMINONIR® AT A GLANCE

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Better animal health

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Lower nitrogen emissions

3

Reliable and timely nutritional data

4

Comparison of nutritional value when selecting feed ingredients

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Full support in
optimizing your feed specification

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Up-to-date knowledge of fluctuating feed ingredient quality

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Fast support
from experts
in
your region

GET YOUR RESULTS IN FOUR EASY STEPS

Step 1: Take a sample
AMINONIR® supports a huge variety of raw materials and finished feeds that can be scanned in order to receive detailed information about their nutritional values.

SUPPORTED RAW MATERIALS

 

 

Step 2: Scan the sample

Place the sample in the NIR cup. Evonik’s technology can analyze the sample as it is (unground or ground). For AMINONIR® services you can use NIR spectroscopy devices from FOSS and BRUKER.

SUPPORTED NIR DEVICES

 

 

Step 3: Upload your data

Uploading is as easy as scanning. Within seconds, you can transfer the data by web browser or via the AMINONIR® Advanced web service interface. There’s no need to select any material types or input complicated data.

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Step 4: Get your report

You’ll find everything you need to know about your raw materials or finished feeds in one detailed report.

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CUSTOMIZE AMINO‌NIR® TO YOUR REQUIREMENTS – WITH ADVANCED OPTIONS

To help you get the most out of AMINONIR® Advanced, Evonik offers a number of optional additional tools and services to use in conjunction with your NIR device. You can customize your analytical capabilities precisely according to your needs and preferences.

With AMINONIR® you can rapidly evaluate the digestibility of a meal by determining the ideal heat processing of soybean products, rapeseed meal and corn DDGS. Find the right heat to deactivate antinutritional factors like trypsin inhibitors without the risk of overheating.

AMINONIR® comes with a software plug-in for the industry to connect NIR systems directly to Evonik’s prediction network, allowing transfer of spectra, prediction and download of results from system to system in the background without any manual interaction.

AMINONIR® draws on data from proximates to enable quick and reliable estimates of energy parameters in feed ingredients and finished feeds. These include gross energy, digestible energy, metabolizable energy and net energy.

With AMINONIR®, Evonik also developed NIR calibrations for the prediction of fatty acids in feed ingredients. Fatty acids are important nutrients for animals and are used as building blocks for fat but also for the synthesis of important hormones needed for growth and reproduction.

Thanks to Evonik’s vast database, AMINO‌NIR® provides you with even deeper insights into the prediction of essential and non-essential amino acids (AA) for all major feed ingredients.

AMINONIR® also looks at a range of proximates or crude nutrients in feed ingredients as well as finished poultry, layer, pig and fish feeds. Parameters evaluated include dry matter, crude protein, ether extract, ash, crude fiber, ADF, NDF, sugars, starch and phosphorus.

AMINONIR® Advanced supports more than 60 raw materials and finished feeds

  • Alfalfa silage
  • Bakery meal
  • Barley
  • Blood meal
  • Blood plasma protein
  • Coconut meal
  • Corn
  • Corn bran
  • Corn germs
  • Corn gluten feed
  • Corn gluten meal
  • Corn hominy feed
  • Cottonseed meal
  • DDGS (corn basis)
  • Insects
  • Linseed Meal & False Flax Seed Meal
  • DDGS (non-corn cereals)
  • Feather meal
  • Fish meal
  • Grass silage
  • Guar meal
  • Lupines
  • Meat meal products
  • Milk powder
  • Millet
  • Mustard meal and expeller
  • Noodle byproducts
  • Oats
  • Palm kernel meal and expeller
  • Alfalfa Meal & Alfalfa Hay, Grass & Hay
  • Shrimp Meal, Krill Meal, Squid Meal
  • Peanut meal
  • Peas
  • Poultry byproducts
  • Rapeseed meal and expeller and full fat rapeseed
  • Rice
  • Rice bran and polishings
  • Rye
  • Sesame meal and expeller
  • Soybean meal and expeller, full-fat soybeans
  • Soy hulls
  • Soy protein concentrate
  • Sorghum
  • Corn silage
  • Faba beans
  • Sunflower meal and expeller
  • Triticale
  • Wheat
  • Wheat bran and middlings
  • Wheat feed flour
  • Whey powder
  • Yeast
  • Broiler feed
  • Layer feed
  • Turkey feed
  • Duck feed
  • Pig feed
  • Cow feed
  • Fish feed
  • Shrimp feed

Technology partners

Instruments from these providers are capable of performing analyses of raw materials and finished feeds.
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FOSS DS 2500
FOSS DS 2500 F
FOSS DS3
FOSS DS3F
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Bruker MPA
Bruker MPA II
Bruker Matrix I
Bruker Tango

Software overview

AMINO‌NIR® Plug-in is the Evonik web service interface that allows a fully automated and seamless network integration and technical data exchange in the background, including spectra uploads and results transfer from and to Foss Mosaic and Bruker OPUS.

AMINO‌NIR® Advanced 3.1 allows you to upload your spectra files via web browser in seconds. Processing occurs automatically: There’s typically no need to select material types or input complicated data, and there’s no chance for operator mistakes. Analytical Data Advanced 3.1 is a web-based tool that allows you to download the results as a PDF, Excel, CSV, or XML file, or to schedule these files as an automatic email attachment whenever new data is available.

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WHICH FEED WOULD YOU LIKE TO PROCESS? AMINO‌NIR® IS PERFECTLY SUITED FOR:

Grain ears.

Feed millers

Feed mills receive and release thousands of shipments, which requires fast but nevertheless accurate and precise solutions for quality control. Carry out precise nutrient evaluations of more than 60 different ingredients.

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Soybeans.

Soybean processors

Finetune the heat treatment at your soybean processing plant to get the best possible product with optimum nutritional value. Eliminate trypsin inhibitors and lectins. Protect amino acids like lysine, cystine and arginine.

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Corn DDGS.

Producers of corn DDGS

Carry out precise nutrient evaluations of corn and corn DDGS and gain deeper insights into qualitative differences between corn deliveries, different batches of corn DDGS and changes in quality over time.

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Mustard seeds.

Producers of mustard meals or rapeseed meals

Mustard and rapeseed meals vary greatly in their content of antinutritional factors like glucosinolates and erucic acid. In addition, processing has a huge impact on heat labile nutrients. Optimize the production and marketing of your mustard and rapeseed meals.

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Fish meal.

Producers of fish meals

Lysine and sulfur-containing amino acids are especially valuable components for fish meal, as they complement plant-based proteins like soy. Yet, the amount of amino acids contained in fish meal varies widely.

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Animal byproduct meal.

Producers of animal
byproduct meals

Animal byproduct meals are valuable due to their high amino acid content but are processed in many different ways. That’s why their quality can vary drastically. Use quick spot checks to demonstrate the quality of your products and to differentiate in the market.

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