Evonik will open another methionine plant in Singapore

Evonik Industries has started basic engineering for the construction of a second world-scale production plant for the amino acid DL-methionine in Singapore, the fifth of this kind for Evonik. The plant complex, with a projected annual production capacity of 150,000 metric tons, is expected to come on stream in 2019. The Evonik committees have now approved the basic engineering. The decision is based on the continuing increase in the demand for sustainable animal nutrition, and the new complex will be erected next to Evonik’s existing methionine plant on Jurong Island, Singapore, which was commissioned in late 2014.
Population growth and rising standards of living are leading in many regions of the world to an increase in meat consumption, which in turn increases demand for methionine. The addition of this and other amino acids to animal feeds allows the raw protein content to be significantly reduced. This reduces the burden on the environment by reducing resource consumption, the greenhouse effect, and the potential for eutrophication and acidification.