News & Analysis on the Global Animal Feed Industry
Special edition: Novel Proteins
California start-up seeks to grow protein on trees
By Aerin Einstein-Curtis
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TerViva is assessing the use of pongamia trees to provide a protein feed ingredient for poultry and cattle. The company is developing a technology to remove a bitter taste from the bean produced by the tree, so the protein meal generated can be used in feed rations.
The tree is being considered for use in restorative agricultural areas as it can be planted on land previously used for agricultural production or where there may be environmental damage. The tree has a 25- to 30-year lifespan.