Evonik Industries plans building methionine dipeptide production facility in Antwerp, Belgium

Evonik to build methionine dipeptide facility in Antwerp, Belgium

6:57 AM, 13th September 2014
Evonik Industries plans building methionine dipeptide production facility in Antwerp, Belgium
Evonik headquarters in Germany.

ESSEN, GERMANY: Evonik Industries held a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the on-schedule start of construction on the first plant for the production of AQUAVI Met-Met in Antwerp, Belgium. The product, a dipeptide made up of two methionine molecules, is a feed additive specially developed for shrimp and other crustaceans in aquacultures. The investment volume is in the lower double-digit-million-euro range. Commercial quantities of the product will be available when the new plant commences operation in the second half of 2015.

“Adding a highly effective methionine source to the feed is just as profitable for shrimp and crustaceans as for fish. We now can offer our customers also for this species a tailor-made solution,” said Dr Emmanuel Auer, Head of the Animal Nutrition Business Line, Evonik in Antwerp.

 

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