Arkema And CJ Pick Methionine Site | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 89 Issue 34 | p. 22 | Concentrates
Issue Date: August 22, 2011

Arkema And CJ Pick Methionine Site

Department: Business
Keywords: methionine, fermentation, Malaysia

Arkema and CJ Cheil-Jedang have chosen a site in Kerteh, Malaysia, to build their previously announced complex for a biobased version of the feed additive methionine. First announced by the French and South Korean companies in April, the project is expected to cost $400 million, split equally, and to open by the end of 2013. At the facility, CJ will produce a methionine precursor by sugar fermentation. Arkema will produce methyl mercaptan. The two ingredients will then be reacted to produce l-methionine that is 80% bioderived, the firms claim.

 
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