PNRC: Applied sciences in phytogenics

PNRC: Delacon’s fully-owned research Center

Applied sciences in phytogenics

At Delacon, nothing is left to chance: another proof of taking our role as a global market leader in phytogenics seriously is that we do not only produce high-quality products, but we also create the proper R&D infrastructure, allowing us to perform scientific trials independently from other institutions to increase agility and generate robust data. 

In 2011, the Performing Nature Research Center (PNRC) opened its doors as one of the largest industry-owned trial sites to conduct in-vivo experiments under adequate and well controlled conditions.

PNRC speeds up our own research activities

Innovation Highway

PNRC enables our R&D team to test the efficiency of newly developed phytogenic formulations directly on different livestock species and allows fine adjustment in a very short time, speeding up the whole innovation process. When building PNRC we set great value on standardization and reproducibility of our experiments. Thus, a high-tech and all-automatic feeding and watering system is established allowing feed application at highest precision. Furthermore, minimizing the direct contact between animals and employees contributes to a high level of biosecurity.

Flexible experimental design for quickly available results

Keeping as many options as possible in applied sciences in phytogenics

Delacon's research center is designed to perform experiments on broilers and layers, turkeys and ducks, as well as on pigs and small ruminants. The heart of PNRC is the emission section with its hermetically sealed chambers, which allow precise analysis of the production of ammonia and greenhouse gases. With photoacoustic measurements of exhausted air, our scientists gain insight into the quantities and temporal occurrence of carbon dioxide, methane, ammonia, or nitrogen dioxide.

Both air sampling and measurement of gas concentrations are run fully automatically without human intervention, actively reducing measuring errors. With PNRC we built a massive power house of research to render experiments possible on different challenges that markets need to solve, enhance animal performance and  sustainability, and support animal health. 

“For the development of our products, we do not only use high-tech, but we combine high-tech with nature.“

PNRC at one glance:

  • Located in Europe
  • Founded in 2011
  • One of the largest company-owned, state-of-the-art trial sites in this field
  • Various sections: broiler, layer, pigs, small ruminants, emissions
  • Unique facility for emission measurements on a global scale
  • High-tech and all-automatic feeding and watering system
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  • Biosecurity
  • Precise standards for trial management
  • Emission test unit
  • Air sampling and measurement of gas concentration