Development of a biocatalytic process to methionine

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Arkema wanted to develop a process combining a chemical step, a fermentation step and a biocatalytic process for the production of L-methionine, an important amino acid used for animal nutrition.

The enzymatic process enabled to reach 100% selectivity, and was upscaled by Arkema. Arkema’s plant in Malaysia, with a reactor of 400m3, has the potential to produce 160 000 metric tons per year of L-methionine.

Source: InfoChimie, « Protéus joue la carte de la Biocatalyse », octobre 2018. https://www.info-chimie.fr/proteus-joue-la-carte-de-la-biocatalyse,95063