July 20, 2016


Evonik kick-starts lysine plant in Brazil




Evonik has commissioned its first plant in Latin America for the production of feed-grade L-lysine in Castro, Brazil.


It will have annual production capacity of about 80,000 tonnes of Biolys®.


"With this investment we are strengthening our leading market position in feed-grade amino acids and are taking advantage of the opportunities to grow in the emerging markets of Latin America," said Klaus Engel, chairman of the executive board of Evonik Industries AG.


"This new plant will meet the rising demand we have seen for Biolys in Latin America, and particularly in Brazil, for a number of years," explained Reiner Beste, chairman of the board of management of Evonik Nutrition & Care GmbH. "By producing locally, we are moving closer to our customers in Brazil and can offer even greater security of supply."


Evonik produces Biolys on site of US-based Cargill, from which it procures site and logistics services as well as locally produced raw materials for the fermentation process.


Biolys is said to sustainably reduce costs in both feed production and animal breeding and it is beneficial to the environment. In a life cycle analysis certified by TÜV Rhineland, Evonik proved that protein supply in animal feed supplemented by Biolys, among other things, represents a particularly environmentally sound concept for the adequate, healthy nutrition of animals.

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