Ajinomoto Animal Nutrition Accelerates Next Generation Technology Implementation
and Expands “AjiPro®-L”
1. Next Generation Technology AANG is implementing the next generation technology
- Lower Resource Fermentation Technology for L-Lysine in the USA and France, in
the 2nd quarter of FY2013, the 4th quarter of FY2013, respectively. In France, AANG
already launched this technology also for L-Tryptophan in August 2012. The Lower
Resource Fermentation Technology is an unprecedented new technology which requires
less production raw materials and energy in producing feed use amino acid products.
The Ajinomoto Group has developed this innovative technology, considering the sustainability
of global food resources and the environment. With this technology, AANG will also
be able to decrease investment amount for capacity expansion by simplified production
process. AANG is now in the middle of expanding 60,000 MT of L-Lysine and as a result,
the majority of the total 400,000 MT of L-Lysine capacity will be produced by the
Lower Resource Fermentation Technology. AANG already completed L-Tryptophan expansion
by 1,000 MT and the total production capacity of L-Tryptophan has reached 4,000
MT per year. AANG will further reinforce its cost competitiveness and assure the
supply to the growing needs of the customers.
2. New Business Development “AjiPro®-L” is
a rumen protected L-Lysine product which
was launched in the USA in April, 2011. Ajinomoto’s innovative technology has enabled
AANG to apply it effectively for ruminants. “AjiPro®-L” is increasingly well accepted
customers in the USA with scientifically proven data on product efficacy.
AANG will expand the production capacity to meet the rapidly growing demand in the
USA and continue to upgrade the bioavailability of the product to accommodate the
future market potentials.
3. Global Food Resource Sustainability In August, 2012, Specialty Feed Ingredients
Sustainability (SFIS) project consortium was launched, which was led by International
Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) and the EU Association of Specialty Feed Ingredients
and their Mixtures (FEFANA). AANG will be working, through the SFIS project consortium
activities as the project partner, to measure and establish the role of specialty feed ingredients including amino acids on the environmental impact of livestock
production. The project partners are united in the goal to contribute to reduction
of emissions in the food and feed chain.
For further information, please contact:
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. Public Communications Department; email@example.com