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ADM to expand lysine and threonine production

ADM Published on 28 June 2011

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) announced plans to expand lysine and threonine amino acid production capacity at the company’s Decatur, Illinois, facility. When the expansion project is completed in the second half of 2013, ADM will have the ability to produce 340,000 metric tons of lysine or threonine annually.

ADM has also begun preliminary engineering work to increase lysine production capacity at its Clinton, Iowa, corn processing complex, with a target total capacity of 70,000 metric tons of lysine HCl equivalent. Both expansion projects include investment in plant infrastructure to enable further capacity increases in the future as needed.

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ADM produces two forms of supplemental lysine for use in the feed industry, L-Lysine Monohydrochloride 98.5 percent Feed Grade and L-Lysine Liquid 50 percent Feed Grade. L-lysine offers a cost-effective way to supplement swine and poultry feedstuffs that are low or deficient in amino acids. L-lysine also meets supplementation needs in aquaculture diets. Dairy cattle diets can also benefit from L-lysine supplementation.

ADM L-Threonine 98.5 percent Feed Grade is a highly purified, granular form of supplemental L-threonine. Used with L-lysine, L-threonine helps formulate diets closer to an animal’s amino acid requirements, reduce dietary crude protein, decrease nitrogen excretion and improve nitrogen efficiency. PD

—From ADM news release

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