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Evonik to expand its L-Lysine feed amino acid business

Evonik Industries has begun expansion of its North American lysine operation, which will be realized in two steps beginning already in 2011.

The first phase of the expansion at its Blair, Nebraska production facility has begun, with the basic engineering for a second phase expansion already approved by the Evonik Degussa GmbH’s Board of Management.
Final production output of the Blair, Nebraska production site by 2013 is expected to nearly double its current output, with the first additional quantities to come on stream already in 2011.
This expansion plan fits into the overall growth strategy of Evonik in the area of feed amino acids, and it complements the company’s recent announcement of a major expansion of its DL-Methionine business to reach 580 kilotons.
The Biolys L-Lysine product from Evonik is positioned around the world as the most effective lysine source in livestock diets, which offers significant and measurable improvements to feed production costs.
Evonik produces and markets all four essential amino acids used in advanced animal nutrition: L-lysine, DL-Methionine, L-Threonine and L-Tryptophan.

Dick Ziggers

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