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.


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:


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.


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.


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This Whitepaper discusses the challenges faced by the animal feed industry, including rising costs and the variability in nutritional values of feed ingredients like soybean products. NIR technology, such as Evonik's AMINONIR® service, can help mitigate these challenges by providing accurate information for quality control and improving animal performance and feed efficiency. The paper is authored by Dr. Markus Wiltafsky-Martin, and provides valuable insights for those in the animal feed industry.


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.


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.



Better animal health

Lower nitrogen emissions

Reliable and timely nutritional data

Comparison of nutritional value when selecting feed ingredients

Full support in optimizing your feed specification

Up-to-date knowledge of fluctuating feed ingredient quality

Fast support from experts in your region


Step 1: Fill the cup

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.

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.

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.

Step 4: Get your report

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

AMINONIR® Advanced supports more than 60 raw materials and finished feeds 
  • Alfalfa silage
  • Bakery meal
  • Barley
  • Blood meal
  • Blood plasma protein
  • Coconut meal
  • CornCorn 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
  • RiceRice 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.

  • FOSS DS 2500
  • FOSS DS 2500 F
  • FOSS DS3
  • Bruker MPA
  • Bruker MPA II
  • Bruker Matrix I
  • Bruker Tango

Software overview

AMINO‌NIR® Plugin 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.


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.


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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.