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Evonik completes amino acid expansion

2:20 PM MST | December 7, 2012 | Rebecca Coons

Evonik says it has completed an L-lysine capacity expansion at Blair, NE. The project doubled the site's output, to 280,000 m.t./year, and will help the company meet growing demand from the pig and poultry industries for the amino acid. Feedstock and infrastructure are provided by Cargill, Evonik's partner in the Blair plant. Evonik is also investing in L-lysine plants in Brazil and Russia. "Both of these facilities are scheduled to go onstream in 2014. Work at these sites is progressing as planned,” says Walter Pfefferle, head of Evonik’s...

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