Production Cost Report

Methionine Production Cost Reports

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Methionine (a.k.a. Bio-Methionine) is an essential amino acid that is not synthesized by animals, so it must be obtained from their diets. With an asymmetric carbon, Methionine molecules can be D (Dextrogyre) or L (Levogyre), optical isomers. While the L-Methionine is the biologically active form of Methionine in proteins, the D-Methionine is actually converted into L-Methionine by enzymatic processes inside animal bodies in such a way that L-and D-Methionine are equivalent for animal nutrition. Methionine is traditionally available as: D,L-Methionine (DLM) and Methionine Hydroxy Analog (MHA).

Intratec offers professional, easy-to-understand reports examining Methionine production. Each study describes an industrial plant, including main process units and site infrastructure, and presents an independent analysis of capital and operating costs. All reports are based on the most recent economic data available (Q2 2019).

You can find below reports focused on Methionine production processes available in report subscriptions offered by Intratec.

DL-Methionine from Methional and Hydrogen Cyanide - Cost Analysis | Methionine E11A

Economics of DL-Methionine production from methional and hydrogen cyanide (HCN) in the USA via a typical carbonate process.

Analysis: 150 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   106 pages

Bio-Methionine Production from Raw Sugar - Cost Analysis | Methionine E21B

This report presents the economics of L-Methionine production from raw sugar (sucrose) in Germany using a process similar to the technology developed by Metabolic Explorer. In this process, sucrose is diluted and sucrose is hydrolyzed into glucose and fructose (invert sugars). The invert sugars are then fermented in an aerobic environment to produce L-Methionine.

Analysis: 80 kta Germany-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   107 pages

Bio-Methionine Production from Glucose - Cost Analysis | Methionine E31A

The process for L-Methionine production presented in this report is the same examined in the report “Methionine E21B”, with two exceptions: (1) the plant is constructed in the United States, and (2) the raw material used is glucose syrup.

Analysis: 80 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   107 pages

DL-Methionine from Acrolein, Methyl Mercaptan and HCN - Cost Analysis | Methionine E41A

This report presents the economics of DL-Methionine production from acrolein, methyl mercaptan, and hydrogen cyanide (HCN) in the USA. In this process, refined acrolein and methyl mercaptan are reacted to form MMP (also called methional), which is further reacted with HCN to generate DL-Methionine via a typical carbonate process.

Analysis: 150 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   107 pages

Methionine Hydroxy Analog Production Process - Cost Analysis | Methionine E61A

This study presents the economics of Methionine Hydroxy Analog production from acrolein, methyl mercaptan, and hydrogen cyanide (HCN) in the USA. In this process, acrolein and methyl mercaptan are reacted to form methional. The methional reacts with HCN to produce hydroxy methylthiobutyronitrile (HMBN) intermediate, which is hydrolyzed to Methionine Hydroxy Analog.

Analysis: 150 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   107 pages

DL-Methionine from Propylene, Methyl Mercaptan and HCN - Cost Analysis | Methionine E71A

This study presents the economics of an integrated process for DL-Methionine production starting from propylene in the USA. Initially, propylene is oxidized to acrolein, which is then reacted with methyl mercaptan to generate methional. Finally, methional is reacted with hydrogen cyanide to form methionine via a typical carbonate process.

Analysis: 150 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   107 pages