EPPEN Biotech to build a renovation project of 20,000 tonnes L-valine 07-03-2019

On June 5th, Ningxia EPPEN Biotech Co., Ltd. (EPPEN Biotech) announced the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of its new renovation project of 20,000 t/a L-valine. Doing so, the company appealed for public opinions.

With a total investment of USD 21.070 million (RMB144.684 million), the project will be conducted in Yanghe industrial park, which is located in Yongning County, Yinchuan City, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. The construction of the project mainly includes two parts, consisting of the renovation of original production lines and the installation of new devices. The current fermentation processing and the storage room of L-threonine are the targets for the renovation. In the meanwhile, 87 sets of new devices will be installed, most of which will be placed in the storage room after renovation.

According to the project, the original production line of 50,000 t/a L-threonine will be changed into a production line of 20,000 t/a L-valine, which is in great demand on market and will likely bring a high additional value and strong competitiveness to the company. After the renovation, L-valine will become the main product of EPPEN Biotech. The company also plans to produce L-valine for feed grade with the biggest capacity of 17,163 tonnes and 2,000 t/a L-valine for food grade as well as 121 t/a TMP in the near future. Besides, EPPEN Biotech expressed that if L-threonine is on the mend in the market during the production of L-valine, a measure of alternative production between these two chemicals will be considered.

EPPEN Bioteck belongs to China`s leading compound feed and fertilizer producer

Designated as one of the top 50 leading industrial companies by the People’s Government of Autonomous Region, EPPEN Biotech mainly engages itself in production of corn starch, glutamate, lysine, monosodium glutamate and compound fertilizer as well as feed processing.

The main products of the company are lysine, threonine, monosodium glutamate and EPPEN compound fertilizer, among which lysine is the ideal product of feed additives, utilized widely in any compound feeds. Threonine is an important fortifier for grains and dairy products. Monosodium glutamate is commonly used as a kind of spice for food, which is made out of corns and rice and extracted during the process of fermentation. EPPEN compound fertilizer is a new product aiming at environmental protection, with nitrogen serving as the major chemical. This product is used widely in wheat, rice, cotton, corn as well as vegetables.

The company has received quite a lot of honour from the Chinese authorities. It is confirmed as the “demonstration enterprise of agricultural products in processing industry” by the China’s Ministry of Agriculture. What’s more, it is also granted as the “key leading company of agricultural industrialization” and the “advanced industrial enterprise” by the Autonomous Regional government. As a technological centre of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, EPPEN Biotech is also rated as Class A when it comes to food hygiene.

Globally speaking, the company is certified to ISO9000, HACCP, HALAL, KOSHER, QS and FAMI-QS. Additionally, it obtains the authority of self-management import and export.

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