Novus International, Inc. has announced the site selected for a new methionine facility proposed to be built in Calhoun County, Texas, US.
The future facility would be based on the site of INEOS Nitriles, LLC®, a global chemical company, at Green Lake, INEOS and Novus will work together to expand production capacity of ALIMET® feed supplement, Novus's liquid methionine product, by 120 kilotonnes per year at the site.
With final approval expected to come in the second half of 2018, construction could be completed in 2020. Newton Manufacturing, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Novus International, will own and manage the facility.
"This project will be a major investment in our county," said Calhoun County Judge Mike Pfiefer. "We should all be encouraged by Novus's vote of confidence in our community as a great place to do business. With this new facility, INEOS and Novus will help support our workforce and create new career opportunities for Calhoun County families for years to come."
The new site will join the network of existing Novus manufacturing facilities in the southern US.
"At Novus, our goal is to help to feed the world affordable, wholesome food. We are proud to serve many of the world's leading producers of eggs, milk, fish and meat, and we will continue to strive for more efficient and sustainable food production through our products and innovations going forward," said Novus president and CEO François Fraudeau. "Expanding our ALIMET production will help livestock and poultry producers all over the world to be more efficient and profitable, better serving all of us with the food we need."
In 2014, Novus announced its intention to expand ALIMET production in the US Gulf Coast region and spent the next two and a half years carefully selecting the ideal location.
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