Evonik advances DL-methionine production expansion in Singapore

25 July 20232 min reading

Evonik is progressing with the expansion of its DL-methionine production plant in Singapore. The project includes two scheduled shutdowns for critical modifications, aiming to enhance global supply security, improve operational efficiency, and reduce carbon emissions. The expansion will increase the plant's production capacity significantly and reduce Evonik’s MetAMINO carbon footprint in Singapore by 6%.

Evonik is making progress with the expansion of its DL-methionine production plant in Singapore: In order to reach an important milestone in the construction process, production at the Singapore plant on Jurong Island will be reduced for three months in Q4/2023, followed by another three-month tie-in shutdown in the first half of 2024.

This shutdown is part of the implementation of Evonik’s methionine asset strategy to safeguard long-term global supply security. The expansion is proceeding as expected and the planned production stops in Q4/2023 and H1/2024, which are necessary for maintenance and safety reasons, will allow modifications to be made that would not be possible during day-to-day operations.

“We fully understand that these shutdowns may pose challenges for our customers and our teams have prepared mitigation plans for MetAMINO supply from our global production network. We are in continuous communication with regional and global customers to carefully plan shipments", says Noel Kim, Regional Vice President Animal Nutrition.

Earlier this year, Evonik announced a high double-digit million-euro investment to boost production capacity of MetAMINO (DL-methionine) on Jurong Island, Singapore, by 40,000 metric tons per year to around 340,000 metric tons per year. The expansion will improve the efficiency of the facility’s processes and reduce the carbon footprint of all Evonik’s MetAMINO production in Singapore by six percent (Scope 1+2+3).

Methionine is used in livestock production to feed animals healthily, efficiently, and sustainably. With its science-based approach, the Animal Nutrition business line of Evonik develops products, services and system solutions that help supply a growing world population with healthy, high-quality and affordable animal protein. Animal Nutrition is part of Evonik's Nutrition & Care Division and contributes significantly to the profitable growth of Nutrition & Care through its self-financing power.

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