January 11, 2018
Evonik, Fufeng in agreement to produce L-threonine
Evonik and the Fufeng Group have entered into a cooperation agreement for the production of ThreAMINO® (L-threonine).
The renowned Chinese specialist in bio-fermentation will manufacture ThreAMINO® for Evonik using the latter's technology. This strategic partnership supports Evonik's positioning and efficiency in the animal nutrition segment. For the first time, it is now able to offer ThreAMINO® worldwide with a lean asset footprint.
"Our strategy reflects the recent dynamics of the feed amino acid market and helps Evonik to further optimise its bio-amino acid business. The agreement with Fufeng enables us to provide our full portfolio of amino acids to all of our customers," said Dr. Emmanuel Auer, head of the Animal Nutrition Business Line at Evonik.
"This way, we're supporting our position in Western and Asian markets and transforming our business model by focusing on our value creating strengths in sales, services and technology."
For all customers, supply security, product quality and personal contacts remain the same.
"This collaboration is a good example of how two strong partners join forces. By working together, we build the foundation for a long-lasting and trusting strategic partnership," Zhao Qiang, CEO of Fufeng Group, remarked.
The Junan-based Fufeng Group operates several large-scale production facilities in Northern China and is considered as the world's largest producer of starch-based food and feed ingredients with a strong record of manufacturing fermentative feed additives.
The collaboration with Evonik enables Fufeng to assume an important role in supplying amino acids.
L-Threonine, marketed as ThreAMINO® by Evonik, is an essential amino acid that the body cannot produce by itself. It must therefore be taken up by the animals with the feed. An optimal L-threonine level improves feed intake, weight gain and nutritional value of the feed. In contrast, nitrogen excretion decreases as the crude protein content of the feed is balanced according to the nutrient requirements of animals.
Evonik has over 60 years of experience in the production of essential amino acids and provides solutions for efficient and sustainable animal nutrition to customers in over one hundred countries.
By expanding its range of innovative feed additives beyond amino acids, Evonik wants to make an even greater contribution to the efficiency of animal feed and create additional value for its customers.
Evonik's animal nutrition products and services play a key role worldwide in producing healthy and affordable food while conserving natural resources and reducing its environmental footprint.