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Evonik plans new Biolys facility in Brazil

Evonik Industries AG intends to build a facility for the biotechnology production of Biolys in the Brazilian town of Castro in the state of Paraná.

The plant will be built at a site owned by the US-based company Cargill and is scheduled to become operational in 2014. Both companies have signed a letter of intent on June 15th 2012, according to which Cargill will provide the infrastructure at the site and will supply Evonik with locally manufactured raw materials. 

The Castro site was selected because of its excellent raw material supply, outstanding logistical connections, and closeness to local markets.

The Brazilian project is an extension of the successful cooperation of Evonik and Cargill, which began in Blair (Nebraska, USA) where Evonik also produces at a site owned by Cargill. Parallel to the planned investment in Brazil, Evonik is currently doubling its Biolys capacities in Blair.

Biolys is a highly effective source of the amino acid L-lysine and is used as a feed additive in modern animal nutrition.

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