Sumitomo Boosts Methionine Capacity | June 15, 2009 Issue - Vol. 87 Issue 24 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 87 Issue 24 | p. 15 | Concentrates
Issue Date: June 15, 2009

Sumitomo Boosts Methionine Capacity

Department: Business
Keywords: methionine, amino acid, sumitomo, feed additive

Sumitomo Chemical will increase capacity for the feed additive methionine by 40% to 140,000 metric tons per year at its plant in Ehime, Japan. The firm says increased consumer appetite for chicken is spurring rising demand for the amino acid. Adding methionine to chicken feed improves meat and egg quality, lowers the nitrogen content of waste, and raises farming productivity. Calling itself Asia's largest methionine producer, Sumitomo estimates that global demand is 700,000 metric tons and expanding annually by 5%.

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