Laiwu Taihe to expand citric acid portfolio 05-29-2024

On 15 April, Laiwu Branch of Jinan Municipal Ecology and Environment Bureau accepted the environmental impact statement of the citric acid deep-processing project proposed by Laiwu Taihe Biochemistry Co., Ltd. (Laiwu Taihe) to include potassium citrate, calcium citrate and magnesium citrate to its portfolio.


Project overview:

  • Construction nature: Expansion
  • Location: Laiwu High-Tech Zone of Jinan City, Shandong Province
  • Total investment: USD3.67 million (RMB26.00 million), USD56,387 (RMB400,000) of which for environmental protection
  • Construction content:
  • Build a new production workshop on the existing land with one production line for food-grade potassium citrate, one line for pharmaceutical-grade calcium citrate and one line for magnesium citrate
  • Build main equipment such as neutralisation tank, membrane filtration, centrifugal machines, hot and cold air filters, sieving machine
  • Feedstock: monohydrate citric acid (self-produced) for potassium citrate, calcium citrate and magnesium citrate
  • Working system: 21 people in 3 x 8-hour shifts working for 300 days per year
  • Construction period: 3 months
  • Table Product scheme of Laiwu Taihe
    No. Product Designed capacity, t/a Specification Product executive standard
    1 Potassium citrate 5,000 20-to-60-mesh particles Food Additive—Potassium Citrate (GB1886.74-2015)
    2 Calcium citrate 2,000 above-80-mesh particles and powders Food Nutrition Enhancer—Calcium Citrate (GB1903.14-2016)
    3 Magnesium citrate 2,000 powders Company standard

    Source: Laiwu Taihe's environmental impact statement


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