Germany’s Evonik to expand Hungary L-threonine capacity by 50%

14 May 2012 11:38  [Source: ICIS news]

By Joey Lau

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Germany’s Evonik Industries said on Monday it plans to expand the capacity of its 20,000 tonne/year L-threonine unit at Kaba in Hungary, by 50%.

The additional capacity of 10,000 tonne/year is expected to come on stream in the third quarter of 2013, Evonik said in a statement.

L-lysine is an amino acid used in animal nutrition.

Evonik is also building a new 150,000 tonne/year DL-methionine unit in Singapore that is expected to come on stream in 2014, and is doubling its amino acid L-lysine capacity at Blair, NebraskaUS, to 280,000 tonnes/year by the end of this year.

By: Staff Reporter
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