Menon MrFeed® Overview
- Menon’s MrFeed® products have been developed through intensive research, development, validation and significant investment
- MrFeed® is produced through a proprietary, scalable hydrocarbon conversion process called Celtherm™ that is well ahead of competitive developments of ingredients
- The process utilizes unique starter materials to convert hydrocarbons into proteins, fats, enzymes and a spectrum of prebiotics
- All aspects of the technology, production process and formulations are patent protected
- Menon’s products have been validated externally through U.S. Government and state-sponsored studies
- Since the initial validations, the Company has evolved its production process to position MrFeed® as a standalone ingredient product.
- Commercial testing in India, Malaysia, China and Vietnam has confirmed superiority in FCR (feed conversion rate), survivability, growth and disease remediation versus traditional fishmeal based diets
- Competing technologies utilize grains, insect meal, algae, single cell proteins, animal rendering byproducts, fish oils from sardines and cod, mixing anchovies, etc. to make feed. These products are not sustainable, scalable, competitive and propagates inefficiencies in digestibility and create anti-nutritional factors.
- Menon proprietary technologies and processes utilize agricultural products and by-products and have economic and technical advantages over competing processes. By utilizing agricultural products and by-products, Menon MrFeed® also reduces the risk of supply shortages that are being experienced with other feed ingredient sources.
- No other feed can claim to be naturally and organically produced. MrFeed® can produce organic, contaminant-free aquaculture and livestock feed ingredient
Sustainable Agricultural Inputs
The technology can utilize organic by-products and waste that currently go to landfills, significantly reducing the carbon footprint of aqua and livestock feed
TheCeltherm™ process requires optimum levels of hydrocarbon sugars to get process going. Sugars from untreated feedstocks do not yield much. But after the Menon process of simultaneous saccharification and fermentation, higher levels of saccharified sugars are obtained
The Celtherm™ process starts with breakdown of cellulosic feedstocks into sugars. Over 1000 types of feedstocks are available in Menon library to utilize. During the process the optimal C:N ratio is established, followed by supercritical process, Oligomerization and optimization of mixing. The Menon team has the expertise to optimize sugar levels into the process from various feedstocks.