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Adisseo's methionine plant in China celebrates its first 1 million tonnes

Release time:2021-12-03

On December 2nd, Adisseo reached the milestone of one millionth tonne of its liquid methionine Rhodimet® AT88 produced in its Nanjing plant in China. 

A ceremony celebrating this special moment was attended by some leaders and senior executives including Yang Shihao, Vice President of Sinochem Holdings Corporation Ltd., Hao Zhigang, Chairman of China Bluestar Group Co., Ltd and Bluestar Adisseo Company, Chen Jianning, Director of Nanjing Jiangbei New Area New Materials Science & Technology Park, and. Witnessing the historic moment, they congratulated Adisseo through Wang Hao, Executive Vice President of Adisseo Greater China, on achieving this breakthrough to further secure its lead in the field.

Yang Shihao (M), Hao Zhigang (3rd L), Chen Jianning (3rd R) and Wang Hao (2nd R) pose for a photo with leaders of Adisseo Nanjing Plant, namely Ru Chengjun (1st L), Francois Mailhos (2nd L) and Hao Dexin (1st R).



Adisseo is one of the core companies of the SinoChem Holding Group and is the only one which is specialized on animal nutrition. It is one of the world's largest producers of feed additives and the world's second-largest producer of methionine. It is among the very few enterprises in the world producing both liquid and solid forms of methionine.

Being the largest and most advanced liquid methionine project in China, Phase 1 of Nanjing Adisseo Liquid Methionine Project was selected as one of the most important construction projects of east China’s Jiangsu Province in 2010. With a fully integrated production process and world-class manufacturing technology, Adisseo’s Nanjing Plant has become a world leading liquid methionine production base in terms of production scale and cost effectiveness. It has made remarkable contributions to the development of Adisseo in the world, especially in China.

Addressing the ceremony, Yang noted that green and low-carbon development has become a global consensus. As a global leader in animal nutrition, Adisseo is committed to providing innovative and sustainable products and services for the feed and food industry, which are of great significance to applying the “low-protein diet” technology advocated by the Ministry of Agriculture and addressing the problem of food security. He hoped that Adisseo would continue to consolidate its strengths and deliver quality products to play a vital role in ensuring food security and promoting green, low-carbon and high-quality development of China's feed and food industry.

Hao said that Adisseo’s acquisition by Bluestar was a model example of “Go overseas and introduce back to China". After joining Bluestar, Adisseo has carried out the construction of Nanjing plant and now is actually doubling the capacity of Nanjing plant with the BANC2 project. Adisseo has contributed to the building of a modern breeding system in China market and has enjoyed development opportunities in the country and achieved sustainable growth.


“Since its operation started in 2013, Bluestar Adisseo Nanjing Co., Ltd. has been ranked top among the enterprises in the Nanjing Jiangbei New Material Science & Technology Park in terms of comprehensive strength” said Chen. At the new starting point marked by the successful production of the millionth tonne of Rhodimet® AT88, the company will continue overcoming challenges to play a leading role in the park’s development.


Executive VP SBU Methionine of Adisseo Group, Herve Alexandre sent a congratulatory video message to the event. He described the production of the millionth tonne of Rhodimet® AT88 as a great success and a new start, reaffirming that Adisseo would further consolidate its leadership in methionine and remain committed to becoming the most preferred partner of customers.

Moreover, Wang noted that the second plant of Nanjing would start its production in the second half of 2022, and the company is confident of further reducing the production cost of liquid methionine by realizing economies of scale and technological improvements, thereby maintaining its lead in the sector. Guided by the philosophy of “In Science, We Trust”, Adisseo will further roll out its strategy in China, so as to position itself as the leading feed additive producer in the country.


Several other customers and partners also sent congratulation video messages. Hailing Adisseo's sustainable products and solutions, they said they were looking forward to the continued cooperation with the company in achieving sustainable growth.


Employees who joined Adisseo Nanjing Plant since 2009, when the company was established, were also present at the ceremony. They said they were proud and delighted to have grown together with the company and the plant over the past 12 years.


The celebration of Adisseo Nanjing Plant's millionth tonne of Rhodimet® AT88 marks a glorious milestone and reflects the painstaking efforts made by a large number of people associated with Adisseo.

With the coming start-up of the 2nd Nanjing Liquid Methionine Plant (BANC2), and the opening of the Adisseo China Research and Innovation Center, the production base in Nanjing is strengthening its position of one of the most important company’s global production platforms. Adisseo’s Nanjing Plant has surely a promising future.