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Evonik to expand its ThreAmino capacity in Europe  

By Gerald Ondrey |

Evonik Industries AG (Essen, Germany; www.evonik.com) announces a capacity increase of ThreAmino (L-threonine) at Evonik Agroferm Zrt. (Kaba, Hungary), a 100% affiliated company of Evonik. The nameplate capacity is expected to be expanded to 30,000 metric tons (m.t.) L-threonine (feed grade 98.5%) per annum, which represents an increase of 10,000 m.t. The new capacity is scheduled to come on stream in the third quarter of 2013. The additional quantities shall serve the growing demand. “This expansion will transform the Hungarian site into a world-scale plant with state-of-the-art technology. It is our ambition that all investment projects lead to a significant performance improvement of the process and the product form. This shall help us to meet rising needs and requirements of our customers,” explains Walter Pfefferle, head of Bioproducts business line of Evonik. The ThreAmino expansion complements two recent expansion announcements by Evonik, namely the construction of a new 150,000 m.t./yr MetAmino (DL-methionine) production complex on Jurong Island, Singapore, which is scheduled to come on stream in 2014, and the expansion of Biolys (L-lysine source) to a capacity of 280,000 m.t./yr in Blair, Neb. by the end of 2012. L-Threonine,…
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