Facility in Nanjing, China, will double company’s methionine capacity to 350,000 tons
Adisseo has begun production of liquid methionine at a new production plant in Nanjing, China.
The start of operations at the 180,000-ton plant, called BANC2, creates the most significant liquid methionine capacity in the world, the company said in a press release. It added that Adisseo is among a few manufacturers that can produce liquid and solid methionine simultaneously and that it owns the fully vertically integrated production process for liquid methionine. The plant will consolidate Adisseo’s leading position in methionine globally while laying a solid industrial foundation for boosting the penetration of liquid methionine in the Chinese market and globally.
“BANC2 project was officially launched in early 2018. Despite the twists and turns, such as outbreaks of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was wrapped up as scheduled and, on a budget, thanks to the support of all various parties,” said project manager Francois Mailhos. “It is noteworthy that the project has a record of 7.5 million man hours with zero accident, bringing to the fore that Adisseo holds safety and sustainability in utmost esteem. Furthermore, BANC2 has successfully completed trial operation, and the first batch of liquid methionine products came off the production line and entered market successfully.”
Adisseo strives to design, produce and promote sustainable nutritional solutions in the field of animal feed. With BANC2 officially put into operation, the Adisseo Nanjing plant is well positioned to become one of the world’s largest, most technologically advanced, and the most competitive liquid methionine production platforms, said Adisseo CEO Jean-Marc Dublanc.
The official launch of the BANC2 means the Adisseo Nanjing plant will double its methionine capacity to 350,000 tons. Such expansion of production capacity brings more significant competitive edge on costs alongside its deepened competitive advantage of being global, enabling Adisseo to gain a larger market share in the international arena. Adisseo will also have more space and flexibility to optimize its capacity allocation, thereby cushioning the impact of fluctuations in raw material and energy prices.