Evonik Industries has successfully completed its expansion of capacity for the feed amino acid L-lysine in North America in autumn 2012. Production capacity at the Blair site in Nebraska, US was doubled to 280,000 metric tons per year in two stages.
The biotechnology product L-lysine, which Evonik markets under the Biolys brand name, is a source of lysine in animal feed.
“After a very short ramp-up time, the facility is now running at almost full capacity and more efficiently than ever,” said Dr. Reiner Beste, head of Evonik’s Health & Nutrition Business Unit.
Evonik is also working to expand the capacity of Biolys in Brazil and together with partners in Russia by around 200,000 annual metric tons. Both of these facilities are scheduled to go on stream in 2014.
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