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Arkema and Korean Company Form JV to Build Bio-Methionine Plant

5:56 AM MDT | April 11, 2011 | Deepti Ramesh

Arkema says it has signed a memorandum of understanding with CJ CheilJedang (Seoul), a food, feed, and bioscience company, to build a bio-methionine and thiochemicals platform in Malaysia or Thailand. Arkema and CJ will each invest $200 million in the project, which will involve constructing the world’s first world-scale methyl mercaptan integrated bio-methionine plant, Arkema says. The 80,000-m.t./year bio-methionine production plant and the thiochemicals platform are expected to be onstream by the end of 2013. The project will enable CJ to respond to...

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