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Fort Dodge, IA January 6, 2021 – CJ BIO today announced the completion of an additional increment of threonine capacity at the company’s U.S. Fort Dodge, Iowa plant. CJ announced in August of 2020 the completion of the FDA evaluation for Thr Pro, an 80% active granular source of L-threonine, with residual biomass.

“Initial plant capacity was twenty thousand metric tons which required an investment of $50 million. Through process enhancements, additional permitting, and efficiency improvements, our team is now producing at thirty thousand metric tons per year,” commented Joe Lucas, Vice President and GM – Animal Nutrition and Health at CJ America. “Based on the commercial acceptance of Thr Pro, we are also pleased to announce approval for an additional twenty thousand metric tons of capacity, which we will bring on stream in the second quarter of 2022. We will invest another $20 million over the next eighteen months to achieve a total threonine capacity of 50 thousand metric tons. The investment will also allow CJ to begin valine production at the Fort Dodge plant,” added Lucas.

“We are committed to continue the expansion of our North America operations in the state of Iowa to optimize efficient operations and better serve customers,” added Harry Jang, Head of CJ BIO for North and South America.

CJ BIO is a division of CJ CheilJedang, a core subsidiary in charge of the food and bioengineering business Unit of the CJ Group. CJ Group has developed its business portfolio into four core sectors – Food & Food Service, Bio & Pharma, Entertainment & Media, and Retail & Logistics.

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Assessment helps CJ Bio America start smart with tech upgrades

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A Fort Dodge feed ingredients company expects to save millions of dollars by implementing technology upgrades identified through a CIRAS Industry 4.0 assessment. CJ Bio America, which produces amino acids for livestock and poultry feed, expects to have the top two or three items of improvements on its list completed by the end of 2020. The list, which details places where technology enhancements could have the largest impact on the company’s bottom line, was created through a CIRAS-guided process of reassessing CJ Bio America’s current use of technology in its business.

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CJ Bio donates thousands of masks to area schools

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In an effort to make sure every student who needed a mask got one, CJ Bio America delivered thousands of them to area schools just as the school year was getting underway. The company delivered about 7,000 masks total. Those masks were delivered by Andy Sheffield, CJ human resources manager, to Fort Dodge community schools, St. Edmond Catholic School, Community Christian School and Manson Northwest Webster schools. Adult and youth-sized masks were included in the donations.

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CJ BIO Convenes Panel of Experts to Host Live Webinar, The Umami Advantage, During Virtual Annual Meeting of Food Scientists and Technologists

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CJ BIO announced the first in a series of Food Ingredient MasterClass webinars, The Umami Advantage, which will share insight on the “fifth taste” phenomenon that is revolutionizing ingredient mixes, nutritional content and flavor profiles across a range of savory foods and snacks. Attendees will gain insight on umami-based ingredients that can help them achieve optimal flavor in their products. The free MasterClass will be led by celebrated change agent and food innovation expert Brad Barbera, NPDP and a panel of experts.

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CJ BIO inaugurates US$50m natural savory flavor manufacturing facility in Indonesia

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Supplier of fermentation-based bio-products, CJ BIO, officially inaugurated a natural flavor ingredient manufacturing facility in Jombang, Indonesia at a recent opening ceremony. The new production facility will allow CJ BIO to produce thousands of tons of TasteNrich, the new innovative natural culinary solution platform. It will assure a sustainable supply for customers and strengthen CJ’s position in the savory solution space.

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CJ Bio America Expands

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As CJ Bio America continues to expand its operations in the Iowa Crossroads of Global Innovation industrial park west of Fort Dodge, it is adding another amenity to benefit its approximately 200 employees. A 10,000-square-foot fitness center and a new production line will be added. The expansion will allow for the production of an amino acid called L-Threonine – leading to about 20 new jobs being created in production and production support.

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CJ CheilJedang Seeks to Become World's Top 'Green Biotech' Firm

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South Korea’s food giant CJ CheilJedang Corp. is aiming to become the world’s biggest green biotech firm, using nucleic acid, a seasoning material, as its springboard. The company has maintained its top place in terms of market share in the global nucleic acid market for eight years in a row. CJ CheilJedang was able to obtain the biggest share in the global market with its strategy to secure quality and cost competitiveness in the global nucleic acid market based on preemptive investment efforts and a high level of competence in research and development.

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CJ Bio Expands

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As CJ Bio America enters its fifth year in Webster County, the company is preparing for a $51 million expansion project to begin producing a new product. CJ Bio America will begin producing L-Threonine, which is an amino acid used as an additive in livestock feed. The new initiative will lead to jobs being created in production and production support.

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