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CJ Cheil Jedang Starts Full-Fledged Operation of L-methionine Plant
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CJ Cheil Jedang Starts Full-Fledged Operation of L-methionine Plant
  • By Jung Min-hee
  • June 5, 2015, 04:30
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Sohn Kyung-shik, chairman of CJ Cheil Jedang, gives a speech at the L-methionine factory opening ceremony held in Kerteh, Malaysia on June 4.
Sohn Kyung-shik, chairman of CJ Cheil Jedang, gives a speech at the L-methionine factory opening ceremony held in Kerteh, Malaysia on June 4.

 

Cheil Jedang has started full-fledged production from its L-methionine plant. Earlier, the company and France-based Arkema jointly invested to construct a plant in Malaysia, which can produce 80,000 tons of L-methionine per year.

On June 4, the company held the completion ceremony of the plant for L-methionine, which is an essential amino acid market for animal feed, in the Kerteh region of the Terengganu state of Malaysia.

The company has started producing methionine by a new environmentally-friendly bio-fermentation process using raw sugar and grape sugar as raw materials. The company already released the first product at the end of Jan., bringing global attention. Based on its unique technology competitiveness and expertise about methionine, the company expects the best percentage of yield and stable production in the future.

In the ceremony, CJ Group Chairman Sohn Kyung-shik said, “Today is the most important day in the 62 year history of the CJ Group. As L-methionine is commercialized in earnest, CJ has become the only company in the world to produce five essential amino acids for animal feed, including lysine, threonine, tryptophan, valine, and L-methionine by an environmentally-friendly bio-fermentation process.”

As L-methionine developed by Cheil Jedang has verified its excellence in the best association in the livestock industry, it will change the world’s methionine market landscape, which is currently dominated by petroleum-based DL-methionine. L-methionine shows more than 20 to 40 percent higher relative bioavailability than DL-methionine.