Hungarian L-Threonine production boosted
The Business Unit Feed Additives of Degussa GmbH expands the capacity of
L-Threonine in Kaba, Hungary. The annual production capability of Agroferm, a
fully owned subsidiary of Degussa, will be elevated to 20,000 metric tons
Threonine by the end of 2007.
In addition to the capacity enlargement, the company
will upgrade major fermentation and downstreaming processes to optimize plant
efficiency and product design further.
The Kaba site is Degussa's second state-of-the-art
Threonine production facility in Europe, bringing the company's total capacity
to 40,000 metric tons per year. The new Threonine production line also frees up
fermentation capacity to be used for production of Tryptophan and other amino
acids. This modular concept allows Degussa to react in a flexible manner on
increasing customer demand. Hence, the company has the technical capability for
de-bottlenecking its two Threonine production sites further.
Esssential for animal diets
L-Tryptophan are building blocks of protein. They are essential in today's
nutritional concepts to balance the amino acid levels in rations and to optimize
economics in livestock production while decreasing nitrogen excretion and
thereby reducing the environmental impact of livestock farming.
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