Pannonia Bio

Pannonia Bio operates a biorefinery in Tolna County, Hungary. The plant uses state of the art production processes and is a nursery for the development of new bio-based technologies. From its beginnings as a bioethanol producer in 2012, the refinery has almost tripled in size and developed into a multiproduct facility. Today, nutrition, health, biochemical and fuel bioproducts are manufactured as alternatives to fossil materials.

The biorefinery is the largest single site bioethanol plant in Europe, one of the most efficient refineries in the world and has a mission to mitigate climate change. Located on the banks of the Danube close to the town of Dunaföldvár, the biorefinery annually processes >1 million tons of grain to produce over 500 million liters of bioethanol, hundreds of thousands of tons of Pannonia Gold, Europe's benchmark protein-rich feed ingredient, and over 10 000 tons of Pannonia DCO, Central Europe's unique choice of vegetable oil.

Production of animal feed increases European food security while Pannonia Bio's ethanol protects the environment by having greenhouse gas emissions that are 30% those of the petrol it displaces.


Pannonia Gold

Pannonia Gold is guaranteed antibiotic-free and is GMP+ Feed Safety Assurance Scheme and VLOG certified. The protein rich animal feed is vital for weight gain, growth and gestation.

It supports weight gain and muscular growth across a variety of different species and is recommended for beef and dairy cattle, pigs and poultry as well as a substitute for fish meal in the aquaculture industry. Pannonia Gold is also an excellent source of protein and is used in a variety of pet food.

Pannonia Bio’s skilled technicians constantly monitor the process, ensuring the optimum particle size - so important for ration mixtures, palatability and transportation.

Pannonia Gold is distributed to over 30 countries throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Benefits of Pannonia Gold

  • Good source of energy, digestible protein and phosphorus in animal feed
  • A guaranteed consistent supply of non-GMO and antibiotic-free DDGS
  • High quality production standards ensure a consistent nutrient profile
  • The dried yeast cells support gut health as yeast proteins have a prebiotic effect in livestock
  • Produced from a single source with high-spec raw materials with no variability
  • Promotes consistency and quality from batch to batch
  • Pannonia Bio's patented processing technology avoids heat damage
  • Industry leading toxin monitoring
  • Distributed to over 30 countries by truck rail & barge
  • Economical addition to animal diets as a partial replacement for soybean meal or other protein sources

Pannonia DCO

Pannonia Bio's Distillers Corn Oil (DCO) is a specialty ingredient supplied to the animal nutrient markets. It is an excellent source of lutein, zeaxanthin, xanthophyll, phosphorus and unsaturated fat.

Xanthophyll is valued in the poultry feed industry, promoting gold colouring of egg yolk and poultry skin and associated health benefits. The high proportion of unsaturated fatty acids (linoleic and oleic acid) aids digestibility and absorption rates and provides a safer alternative to saturated fats. Corn oil has proven benefits in the swine feed industry as well.

Continuous testing and quality assurance techniques ensures production of the highest quality distillers corn oil.


Advancing the bioeconomy

Europe has a substantial protein deficit and imports now of the protein needed to feed animals, making local supply important. Pannonia Gold is a coproduct of the ethanol production process that is helping to secure EU feed independence.

Nutrients (protein, fat, phosphorous, fiber, etc) in DDGS are concentrated by a factor of approximately 3x (except for starch) compared to the raw material grain. EU protein independence increases Europe's food security.

Pannonia Bio guarantees that no antibiotics are used within our process. Pannonia Gold contains no antibiotics and is VLOG-certified, the highest reassurance of non-GMO produce in Europe.

This is yet another product of the European bioeconomy, showing that food, fuel and other high value materials can be produced in large volumes without displacing each other.

Reliable year-round supply
with a consistent nutritional profile
High protein feed
ingredients produced from Hungarian corn
hundreds of thousands
of tons are produced in a year
Shipped by
truck, rail, & barge
Supports weight
gain and growth
leading toxin monitoring
addition to animal diets
>10,000 tons of
DCO produced annually
feed palatability