Hungarian L-Threonine production boosted
The Business Unit Feed Additives of Degussa GmbH
expands the capacity of L-Threonine in Kaba, Hungary. The annual production
capability of Agroferm, a fully owned subsidiary of Degussa, will be elevated to
20,000 mt Threonine by the end of 2007.
In addition to the capacity enlargement, the company will upgrade major
fermentation and downstreaming processes to optimise plant efficiency and
product design further.
Be more flexible
The Kaba site is Degussa's second state-of-the-art Threonine production
facility in Europe, bringing the company's total capacity to 40,000 mt per year.
The new Threonine production line also frees up fermentation capacity to be used
for production of Tryptophan and other amino acids.
This modular concept allows Degussa to react in a flexible manner on
increasing customer demand. Hence, the company has the technical capability for
de-bottlenecking its two Threonine production sites further.
Esssential for animal diets
L-Threonine and L-Tryptophan are building blocks of protein. They are
essential in today's nutritional concepts to balance the amino acid levels in
rations and to optimise economics in livestock production while decreasing
nitrogen excretion and thereby reducing the environmental impact of livestock
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