L-METHIONINE by Arkema

Synonyms
Amino Acid
Current Status
ON THE MARKET
Company
Corporate Partners
Further Notes
CJ contributes a biofermentation process to produce L-methionine from plantbased raw materials. Animals, CJ claims, can digest L-methionine more readily than DL-methionine, which currently dominates the feed market. The process is probably based upon a patent, where genetically engineered E. coli strains produced about 6.5 g/L L-methionine from glucose and sulfate (Brazeau et al. 2013). It is so far the only commercial L-methionine fermentation plant. A request from the company CJ Europe GmbH to the European Community (EFSA 2013) for authorization of their GMO products L-methionine and L-methionine, feed grade as a feed additive for all animal species (EC 2014b) indicates the early marketability of the products. However, assuming yield and glucose price, the process seems to have no economic advantage over synthetic methionine production. From http://www.thuenen.de/media/institute/at/Personen_Fotos/Wissenschaftler/Download_Methionin-Review-offprint.pdf
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