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DSM and Evonik to develop algae-based omega-3 fatty acids for animal nutrition

2:16 AM MDT | July 29, 2015 | Natasha Alperowicz

DSM Nutritional Products (Kaiseraugst, Switzerland) and Evonik Nutrition & Care (Essen, Germany) on Wednesday announced that they have entered into a joint development agreement for algae-based omega-3 fatty acid products for animal nutrition, in...

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