(evonik) -- Evonik Industries (Germany)
announces a capacity increase at Evonik Agroferm Zrt., a 100% affiliated company
of Evonik, in Kaba (Hungary). The nameplate capacity is expected to be expanded
to 30,000 metric tons L-threonine per annum, which represents an increase of
10,000 metric tons. The new capacity is scheduled to come on stream in the third
quarter of 2013. The additional quantities shall serve the growing demand.
"This expansion will transform the Hungarian site into a world-scale plant
with state-of-the-art technology. It is our ambition that all investment
projects lead to a significant performance improvement of the process and the
product form. This shall help us to meet rising needs and requirements of our
customers," explains Dr. Walter Pfefferle, head of Bioproducts business line of
The expansion complements two recent expansion announcements by Evonik,
namely the construction of a new 150,000 metric ton MetAMINO (DL-methionine)
production complex on Jurong Island (Singapore), which is scheduled to come on
stream in 2014, and the expansion of Biolys (L-lysine source) to an annual
capacity of 280,000 metric tons in Blair (Nebraska, USA), by the end of 2012.