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Evonik to build amino acid production unit at Mobile, AL

11:40 AM MDT | August 12, 2014

Evonik Industries announced today that it will construct a methionine production plant at Mobile, AL to meet growth opportunities for the amino acid in dairy cow nutrition applications. The “low double-digit-million-euro range” investment will specifically add capacity for Mepron, which is methionine that is encapsulated in a patented blend of fibers that protect the methionine from degradation in the cow’s rumen. The company says this enables 85% of the methionine to reach the small intestine for direct use by the cow in the production of milk. Evonik...

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