Industrial News

Methionine: NHU adds 70'000 t/a capacity with new upgrade

According to a filing at the Weifang Binhai E&T Zone authorities, Shandong NHU Amino Acid Company made the first public project announcement of an EIA procedure concerning a transformation and up...

​ Xinjiang Meihua expands L-Isoleucine, Xanthan gum and more

Xinjiang Meihua Amino Acid Company has recently announced several developments concerning its production facilities located in Wujiaqu city, Xinjiang province. It plans to construct a new facilit...

​ L-Lysine: EU launches anti-dumping investigation into Chinese imports

The European Commission has initiated an anti-dumping investigation into Chinese L-Lysine imports following a complaint from the sole EU producer, METEX NØØVISTAGO. The probe aims to determine if...

Sea freight: CMA CGM raises North Europe rates by 50% in 2 months

Sea carrier CMA CGM announced an increase for Freight All Kinds (FAK) container rates from Asia to North Europe, effective 1st June 2024: - 20ft: US$ 3'200 - 40ft: US$ 6'000 FAK rates from ...

​ New EFSA opinions for feed, food additives

EFSA published new safety and efficacy opinions. For Endo-1,4-beta-xylanase and Endo-1,3(4)-beta-glucanase of Adisseo France produced with Talaromyces versatilis IMI 378536 and DSM 26702 as a fee...

Sea freight: strong demand, geopolitics drive rate increases

According to LINERLYTICA, container freight and charter markets experience continued growth, with carriers seeking further rate increases through May. Despite initial overcapacity concerns, deman...

Amino acids: Star Lake invests US$ 500m in feed-grade project

Xinghu Biotech (Star Lake) plans to invest ~US$ 500m in the construction of a 600'000 t/a corn deep processing project. It aims to produce 115'000 t/a of various amino acids, including L-Valine, ...

China lifts restrictions on German beef imports

In response to the German Chancellor's request for improved market access during his Beijing trip, China lifted mad cow disease-related bans on some German beef imports. The easing applies to de-...

Sea freight: strong demand meets Middle East tensions

According to LINERLYTICA, new containership deliveries surpassed 309'000 TEU last month, driving annualized fleet growth to +9.6%. Despite this increased capacity, demand remains strong, with cha...

Methionine: NHU confirms launch of 150'000 t/a production

NHU has officially confirmed that the phase 2 and 150'000 t/a DL-Methionine expansion project in Weifang City, Shandong province has been put into production. It has been commissioned in June 202...

L-Valine: EU authorisation for Xinjiang Fufeng's product

The EU authorized the use of L-Valine produced by Corynebacterium glutamicum CGMCC 18932 as feed additive for all animal species. Holder of the authorisation is Xinjiang Fufeng Biotechnologies. ...

L‐Isoleucine: EFSA opinion for Eppen product

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a safety and efficacy opinion for L-Isoleucine produced by fermentation with Corynebacterium glutamicum CGMCC 20437 as a nutritional feed additi...

China 2023 Feed Production Overview

China's feed production witnessed a robust growth of +6.8% in 2023, primarily fueled by increased demand in the pig and poultry sectors. Pet food also experienced significant growth, albeit from a ...

Methionine: planned maintenance works in Asia


Brazil increases import tax rate for Threonine, Tryptophan

The Executive Management Committee of Brazil's Chamber of Foreign Commerce has decided to include below products and changes in the annex of the Gecex Resolution No. 272 of 19 November 2021. It con...

Evonik announces global price increase on MetAMINO®

Essen, Germany.Evonik is announcing a net price increase of up to 10% on MetAMINO® (DL-methionine 99%, feed grade) with immediate effect.All existing contracts and supply agreements will be honored...

Study: Feed additives provide best returns on emissions


China lifts 5-year ban on Belgian pork imports

In parallel with the Belgian Prime Minister's state visit to China, its customs and agriculture authorities announced the removal of a five-year ban, allowing the resumption of imports for pig and ...

Trouw Nutrition Mexico Starts Construction of New Plant

Trouw Nutrition has recently startedbuilding a new 1-billion-pesos (approximately $57 million) plant in PedroEscobedo, Queretaro state, Mexico. The new plant will produce feed andnutritional additi...

L-Lysine: Evonik launches new generation of Biolys® for animal nutrition

Evonik has launched a new generation ofBiolys® L-Lysine sulfate for animal nutrition, produced through fermentationconverting dextrose from corn into L-Lysine, with one of the lowest carbonfootprin...

EC Greenlights Imports of Chinese Vitamin D3 500 into EU

The European Commission has regulated thatit is “appropriate to extend the derogation from the prohibition of entry” forimports of feed-grade vitamin D3500 into the EU from China.The EC Decision (2...

Meihua Reportedly Switching Tongliao Production from Threonine to Valine

Tongliao Meihua Biological Technology Co.,Ltd. (Meihua) published an Environmental Impact Assessment for its “TechnicalRenovation Project of Switching Production from Threonine to Valine“Located in...

L-Valine: Tongliao Meihua transforms Threonine workshop

In the middle of May, Tongliao Meihua Biotech informed about a new environmental impact filing to convert an existing L-Threonine line into a L-Valine production of up to 22'000 t/a.

L-Arginine: Fufeng launched 6'000 t/a production

Xinjiang Fufeng Biotechnologies expanded the production of L-Arginine with a capacity of 6'000 t/a located in Urumqi city, Xinjiang province.In the same factory, Fufeng produces Gellan gum (Sphingo...

CJ Bio Completes Tryptophan and Threonine Expansions in Brazil

CJ Bio’s 10,000 tonne/year tryptophancapacity increase at its site in Piracicaba, Brazil, has come online. The new line will bring CJ Bio’s globaltryptophan capacity to 50,000 tonnes/year. The exp...

Daesang Delays Lysine Production Restart to Early Q3 and Focuses on Arginine

Production of lysine at Daesang’s factoryin Gunsan, South Korea, is not set to resume. Daesang are planning to produce argininetill the end of June then restarting lysine production. On the other h...

NHU's New DL-Methionine Line Completion Date Delayed to August

The completion date for NHU’s new 150,000tonne/year DL-methionine line at Weifang, Shandong, has been postponed untilAugust due to a delay in the arrival of equipment,.NHU currently operates two DL...

Cargill Animal Nutrition Brazil to Break Ground on Mineral Supplements Factory

The construction will begin this month onCargill Animal Nutrition's new 100 million reais ($20 million) mineralsupplements plant in Primavera do Leste, Mato Grosso state, Brazil. And theconstructio...

China received its first cargo of corn fromSouth Africa this week, official news agency Xinhua said,

China received its first cargo of corn fromSouth Africa this week, official news agency Xinhua said, as the world's topbuyer of the grain seeks to diversify its grain purchasing markets. Thursday's...

DSM is building a pet-focused premix plant in Tonganoxie, Kansas,

DSM is building a pet-focused premix plantin Tonganoxie, Kansas, according to an announcement yesterday issued by thecompany and the KC Animal Health Corridor, a local development initiative.The pr...

Brazil: Barentz acquires Metachem, Chemtra Comercial

Barentz International and its joint venture partner, Tovani Benzaquen,are expanding its activities in South America, announcing the acquisition ofMetachem Industrial e Comercial Ltda and its associ...

According to released by the China Feed Industry Association

According to estimates released by theChina Feed Industry Association, China’s total industrial feed production inMarch 2023 was 25.11 million tonnes, an increase of 10.4% month-on-month(m-o-m) and...

L‐Isoleucine: positive EFSA opinion on CJ CheilJedang's additive

The EFSA Panelon Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP) delivereda scientific opinion on L‐Isoleucineproduced by Corynebacterium glutamicum KCCM 80185 for all animal spec...

Munson Lakes Nutrition, a Minnesota-based livestock feed producer, will soon be completing an upgrad

The company, which employs 55 people andmanufactured 150,000 tonnes of feed in 2020, has added six additional loadout/ingredient bins, enabling to reduce drivers' wait times to load.This will expan...

China's agriculture ministry issued a three-year action plan on Friday

China's agriculture ministry issued athree-year action plan on Friday to reduce soymeal use in animal feed as itcontinues to try to reduce its heavy reliance on soybean imports.The new plan propose...

Brazil: BRF needs restructuring before Marfrig merger

MarcosMolina, the chairman of both Marfrig and BRF gave a rare interview to Bloombergto talk about the progress of an intended merger and his personal industryoutlook. In 2021, Marfrig has become B...

ForFarmers sells Belgian compound feed activities to Arvesta

ForFarmers hasdecided to sell ForFarmers Belgium to the leading agricultural andhorticultural expert Arvesta. The current context, in which the agriculturalsector is being put under pressure to pro...

Evonik restructures Animal Nutrition business

Evonik has announced plans to transform its AnimalNutrition business to improve customer focus and competitiveness. As part ofthe transformation, the Amino Acids and Specialty Nutrition businesses ...

Methionine: Adisseo plans next 300'000 t/a expansion project


EU approves Naringin, preparations of L. reuteri as feed additives



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