April 2024

Celebrating the 10th anniversary

2024-05-13T11:39:30+02:00

Celebrating the 10th anniversary Feed Design Lab

In 2014, Feed Design Lab opened its doors with a mission to be the practical research and education center for innovation and sustainability in the animal feed industry. Over the past 10 years, we have grown into a well-known institute featuring a modern pilot plant, training programs, and an active network of 110 partner companies.

We […]

Partner Andritz introducing himselves

2024-04-11T13:54:49+02:00

Marcel Franitza introducing Andritz

What is your relation to Feed Design Lab?
ANDRITZ is one of the leading machinery manufacturers and plant solution providers for the animal feed industry worldwide. With over 180 years of industry experience, our focus lies on leveraging our expertise and knowledge of market trends to engineer solutions that address industry challenges. We integrate both customer needs and country-specific requirements into the development of our machines and solutions, […]

Employees on training

2024-04-22T09:51:15+02:00

Review: Employees on training at Van Aarsen

On Friday, March 1, the process operators and process technologist from Feed Design Lab visited machine manufacturer Van Aarsen in Panheel. The reason was the comment in the media about Van Aarsen’s simulation training. During this informative day, a simulation of a normal feed factory was offered. E&IA project engineer Marc Peute showed us the design of the factory in terms of software and […]

February 2024

Report Workshop ‘Petfood goes circular’

2024-02-22T10:15:57+01:00
 January 30, 2024 Feed Design Lab

Last June 2023 we had a follow up from other projects at FDL in a workshop “Towards 100% circular feed”. In the discussion we concluded that petfood and wet co-products are a good combination:

  1. Technological: a lot of water added in the extrusion process can be replaced by moisture in wet co-products in petfood
  2. Sustainability: great option to improve. Why buying dried co-products and add […]

Partner Rettenmaier Benelux introduces himselves

2024-02-14T11:03:39+01:00

Edwin Broekman, Rettenmaier Benelux c.v. introduces himselves

Wat is your position at Rettenmaier Benelux?
At Rettenmaier I have the position of Product Manager Feed, Petfood and Aqua.

What does Rettenmaier mean for the animal feed sector?
With Rettenmaier Benelux we bring JRS plant fiber technology here on site.

As a family company we have had our roots since 1878 in Rosenberg, Southern Germany and are now globally active, with around 4000 employees at over […]

December 2023

Report Challengeday

2023-12-13T09:34:55+01:00

On Thursday December 7th a number of companies, partners and some non-partners, visited Feed Design Lab to participate in the FDL Challenge Day. This day was all about challenges and the focus was on energy savings and innovation in the animal feed sector. The day was a combination of information exchange regarding energy savings and challenges facing the sector.

During the Challenge Day we heard from Zetadec how pelleting can be […]

Report Businessborrel

2023-12-13T10:01:37+01:00

On November 7, Feed Design Lab organized the annual Business Meeting exclusively for its partners. This year it was once again a very successful afternoon with 80 participants.

The opening was done by chairman Han Swinkels. This was followed by a presentation by director Trudy van Megen about the milestones of 2023 at Feed Design Lab. Last year, the pilot plant achieved the highest turnover ever in Feed Design Lab’s existence. […]

October 2023

June 2023

Report: Energy-days

2023-06-19T12:15:04+02:00

Report Energy-day may 9, 2023

Report Energy-day december 1, 2022

On December 1, the partner companies were invited to participate in the Energy Day at Feed Design Lab. A day that was all about energy saving in the feed plant. The day was a combination of information exchange regarding energy saving and a challenge day in which the challenges the sector faces in the field of energy […]

August 2022

Sylvie Verbeek joins our team

2022-08-29T14:09:54+02:00

I would like to introduce myself to you as a new employee at Feed Design Lab

My name is Sylvie Verbeek and I am living in Handel where I live with my partner, some horses and 2 dogs. I completed the HAS University of Applied Sciences in Den Bosch specialised in Livestock Farming. After that I worked in various jobs.

First as a teacher of nutrition and pasture management at a school […]

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