Sumitomo boosts methionine in Japan | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 94 Issue 22 | p. 14 | Concentrates
Issue Date: May 30, 2016

Sumitomo boosts methionine in Japan

Department: Business
Keywords: agriculture, methionine, agriculture, amino acids, animal feed

Sumitomo Chemical will expand methionine capacity in Ehime on the Japanese island of Shikoku by 65% to 250,000 metric tons per year. Sumitomo selected the site for its existing infrastructure and people with ample technical know-how. The firm’s last expansion at the facility was in 2009. Competitor Evonik Industries is currently building a second methionine facility in Singapore that will have a capacity of 150,000 metric tons per year. Methionine is an amino acid given to pigs and poultry.

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