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French Firms End Methionine Pact

by Michael McCoy
April 14, 2014 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 92, ISSUE 15

Roquette and Metabolic Explorer are ending an agreement to jointly develop a new route to the amino acid l-methionine. The two French companies worked together for several years to develop a biobased process for the feed additive, which is now manufactured synthetically. According to Metabolic Explorer, their work met technical objectives, but Roquette isn’t prepared to invest in a commercial plant. The firm says Roquette will help it find a new partner.

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