Novus to expand methionine capacity in the US
Novus International is to to expand its methionine feed supplement manufacturing capacity in the United States Gulf Coast region.
New methionine capacity will be needed as the projected global demand is forecasted to outpace planned increases in production capacity. Sources of methionine are essential to meat, milk, and egg production, and to the efficient use of feedgrains in balanced diets for maximised production.
This planned capacity expansion builds on Novus's current methionine production capacity of 320 KT per year and is planned to add another 120 KT per year by 2020. The new site is planned to be in the United States Gulf Coast region because of the advantages associated with logistics and cost effective sourcing of raw materials.
The product* from Novus provides a methionine source for livestock in the form of HMTBa. Methionine is an essential amino acid for poultry, swine, cattle and aquaculture diets and ALIMET demonstrates a proven performance in these applications.
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