Volume 94 Issue 6 | p. 16 | Concentrates
Issue Date: February 8, 2016

Ajinomoto Plans Tryptophan In U.S.

Department: Business
Keywords: tryptophan, amino acids, animal feed, ethanol

The amino acid specialist Ajinomoto plans to build a 3,000-metric-ton-per-year feed-grade tryptophan plant at its facility in Eddyville, Iowa. The Japanese company says demand for the additive is on the rise as farmers increasingly feed their animals dried distillers grains, a by-product of converting corn into ethanol. Use of the by-product requires amino acid supplementation. Ajinomoto says the plant will be the first in the U.S. for feed-grade tryptophan.

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