Yarrowia lipolytica yeast and fatty acid esters manufacturing plant
Skotan S.A. production plant, located in Czechowice-Dziedzice, was launched in 2011 as part of a project co-financed with EU funds. The fully automated production line together with the testing and auxiliary infrastructure, including a professional research and quality control laboratory, enables capacity of 600 tons of products with diverse functionalities and multi-directional nutritional applications per year.
The production plant is certified for applying HACCP and GMP procedures and for releasing feed for animals, granted by veterinary supervision authorities. At the same time, the plant is under constant supervision of certifying and approval institutions, thus meeting the highest feed and food safety and quality standards.
The uniqueness of the product is guaranteed by the Yarrowia lipolytica A-101 strain and the patented production technology. During yeast biomass culturing, proper environmental conditions (including aeration, pH, temperature) are adjusted, yeast nutrient composition is modified, and yeast metabolism is driven to obtain biomass with the most desirable amino acid profiles, rich with properly selected active ingredients, including micronutrients (Zn, Se, Mg, K, Ca, Cr, Fe, Cu), vitamins (from B group such as B1, B6, biotin, folic acid and B12), unsaturated fats and other.
In addition, Skotan S.A. also owns a research and production plant equipped with a fully automated line for Omega-3, -6, -9 fatty acid ethyl esters, which are another component of complementary animal feeds. The production technology is based on transesterification of triglycerides contained within natural vegetable oils, in the presence of a catalyst and ethyl alcohol. The company can also adapt the final product to the customer’s expectations regarding the composition of fatty acids by appropriate selection of oils. The technological line is equipped with a semi-automatic single-package bottling line, which allows to customize the packaging according to expectations of individual customers. Protection of the product against the atmospheric oxygen causing undesired oxidation of the product, is ensured by the production process under the nitrogen blanket and saturation with nitrogen of the finished product. The auxiliary infrastructure has the possibility of enriching the finished product with biologically active compounds (e.g. vitamins, micro and macro elements).