Novus International Announces Intent to Expand ALIMET Capacity10 December 2014
US - Novus International, Inc. has announced its intention to expand its ALIMET® feed supplement manufacturing capacity in the United States Gulf Coast region to support growing customer base.
ALIMET feed supplement provides a methionine source for livestock in the form of HMTBa. Methionine is an essential amino acid for poultry, swine, cattle and aquaculture diets and ALIMET demonstrates a proven performance in these applications.
New methionine capacity will be needed as the projected global demand is forecast to outpace planned increases in production capacity. Sources of methionine are essential to meat, milk, and egg production, and to the efficient use of feed grains in balanced diets for maximised production.
Novus is committed to supporting its customer base as worldwide methionine demand grows. This planned capacity expansion builds on Novus’s current ALIMET production capacity of 320,000 tons per year and is planned to add another 120,000 tons per year by 2020.
The Novus engineering team is engaged in selecting the site which is planned to be in the United States Gulf Coast region because of the advantages associated with logistics and cost effective sourcing of raw materials from the industry base supported by North American shale developments.
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