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Ajinomoto to Expand Feed Amino Acids Capacity

3:45 AM MST | November 7, 2011 | Deepti Ramesh

Ajinomoto (Tokyo) says its Ajinomoto Animal Nutrition Group (AANG; Tokyo) subsidiary plans to expand the animal nutrition business over the next five years, and will expand its production capacity for feed-use amino acids. L-lysine production capacity will be increased by 150,000 m.t./year; L-threonine capacity will be increased by 80,000 m.t./year including through an alliance; and L-tryptophan by 7,000 m.t./year.  No further details of the expansion projects were disclosed. AANG aims to use next generation fermentation technologies, and the company says it...

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