Adisseo to build powder methionine plant in China

With an annual production capacity of 150,000 tons and an RMB 4.9 billion investment, the facility is expected to operate in 2027.

August 7, 2023

Adisseo plans to build a new powder methionine plant with an annual production capacity of 150,000 tons in Fujian Province in China. The total investment amount is expected to be around RMB 4.9 billion (USD 680 million). The plant is expected to operate in 2027.

Zhigang Hao, chairman and CEO of Adisseo, said that “by demonstrating unparalleled cost and size leadership in the liquid methionine, Adisseo is willing to also complement its leadership in the powder methionine to become one of the global frontrunners in 2030. This project will strengthen our leading position in the methionine industry as well as optimize our methionine product portfolios and global production capacity layout, thereby creating value for our customers. Sustainability and digitalization are key success factors of the project. Adisseo is fully committed to implementing FORUS (SinoChem HSE strategy: For Runner Strategy), to fully leverage digital capabilities to design a smart plant, apply green technologies and source low-carbon raw materials, etc., aiming to build a greener, smarter, and more competitive plant.”

Adisseo can produce liquid and solid methionine simultaneously. The Adisseo Nanjing plant is one of the world's largest, most technologically advanced, and most competitive liquid methionine production platforms in the world, according to the company. In China and other emerging markets, the demand for powder methionine is still strong. The global demand for various types of methionine is expected to continue especially in China and other Asia Pacific countries (APAC). With this investment, Adisseo is willing to become one of the global frontrunners in the powder methionine market in the future.

The 150,000 tons/year powder methionine project will be located at Quanhui Petrochemical Industrial Zone, Quanzhou City, Fujian Province, China. Being adjacent to SinoChem sister company, the project is expected to benefit from strong synergies in the supply chain, receiving operational support and further gaining cost advantages by optimizing capital investments and operating costs as well as enhanced whole value-chain sustainability.

The project will further contribute to the “One-China” Strategy and will strengthen Adisseo’s global leading position in the methionine industry while optimizing its methionine product structure and global production capacity layout. The project will also allow Adisseo to further strengthen its cost advantage and improve overall performance profitability through innovative technology synergy and production scale effect, empowering the company to further reinforce its competitiveness in the methionine industry.