This blog was contributed by Dr. Mark Sullivan, Technical and Application Specialist at BUCHI Corporation. The head of a well-known agricultural testing laboratory recently approached me with an unusual request. This laboratory performs 10’s of thousands of plant tissue analyses annually using the Dumas combustion technique for total nitrogen and carbon (AOAC Official Method 972.43).... Continue Reading →
From the Field to Fuel to Food: On-line Process Control of Grain, Biofuel and Co-Products
Summer is coming to a close, and the once plentiful corn stands that dotted country roads and even well-traversed city highways are beginning to dwindle down in number (replaced by donut stands, thankfully). Despite countless summer BBQs tugging on the supply chain at peak season, the vast landscape of cornfields in the Midwest (and beyond)... Continue Reading →
NIR vs. Kjeldahl
Protein is a critical parameter across the food, beverage, and feed industries. However, the best solution for obtaining protein varies across the production cycle. In this blog, we propose Kjeldahl and near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy methods for protein determination, with arguments for which technology is the best fit based on factors such as: Application scope Variation... Continue Reading →
Quality is Going to the Dogs.
Don't worry, it's a good thing. This week, BUCHI Product and Application Specialists mingled with pet food suppliers and manufacturers at the Petfood Forum 2019 in Kansas City, MO. Some key topics on deck for event speakers include nutrition, labeling, product development, safety and manufacturing. Did you know BUCHI has its paws in the formulation,... Continue Reading →
Be a Champion of Final Goods Inspection
Max won't let a pile of untested final goods (or third wheel) stand between him and a coffee date with his lady love. Check out the newest and last installment of the Food Quality Champion Series animated videos, then download the Guidebook and become a Final Goods Inspection Champion, yourself! The Final Goods Inspection Guidebook... Continue Reading →
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Feed Manufacturing: Profit with In-line NIR Process Control
Is moisture content in feed synonymous with profit margin? Talk to a feed producer and you're likely to see a head nodding in agreement. How valuable would it be to have a continuous read-out of the moisture content of your feed at points along the process where you can still adjust your process to reach... Continue Reading →