Evonik has commissioned its second complex for the production of MetAMINO (DL-methionine) and strategically important precursors in Singapore
Each plant has an annual production capacity of 150,000 mt of DL-methionine elevating Evonik’s annual global capacity to approximately 730,000 mt.
The new complex has been modelled on the successful existing plant and has been constructed right next to it. “Synergies from the infrastructure that we set up in 2014, the complete backward integration of both plants into the precursor products, and the joint operation of the entire complex will bring about significant structural efficiency gains,” said Christian Kullmann, chairman of the executive board of Evonik.
Evonik produces MetAMINO in world-scale plants in Antwerp (Belgium), Wesseling/Cologne (Germany), Mobile (Alabama, USA) and in Singapore. This global production network aims to ensure the highest supply security for its customers.
Johann-Caspar Gammelin, chairman of the board of management of Evonik Nutrition & Care GmbH, added, “On the one hand, the growing consumer affluence in Asia supports the increasing demand for animal protein. On the other, producers are increasingly focusing on the more sustainable production of meat, eggs, milk, and fish. We are proud that our MetAMINO plays a major role in supporting these efforts.”
DL-methionine is an essential amino acid which must be ingested as part of healthy nutrition. When added to poultry and pig feed, the crude protein content in the feed can be reduced, which benefits the animal organisms, and also reduces the impact on the environment. Through its contribution to efficient, healthy and environmentally friendly animal nutrition, the feed additive is an important component in providing a sustainable supply of animal protein for the world’s growing population.
According to the company, the scientifically proven products and services in the animal nutrition sector play a crucial role worldwide in the manufacture of healthy and affordable foods, while preserving natural resources and help to reduce the industry’s ecological footprint.