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Adisseo’s first commercial-scale FeedKind plant to settle in Chongqing
Source: ChemChina Date: 2020-07-09

On June 30, a cloud signing ceremony unveiled the world’s first commercial-scale new plant of FeedKind. The plant fully-funded through the Calysseo, a joint-venture between Adisseo and Calysta, is to be built in Chongqing’s Changshou District. It is an important milestone for FeedKind project, a great opportunity to develop a major business supplying aquafeed ingredients in Asia with a market size of USD28 billion, representing 70% of world market.

FeedKind protein is an economical, safe, healthy, nutritious and traceable protein source, which provides innovative solutions for the growth of aquafeed products. The project will be the very first commercialized FeedKind facility in the world, with its first phase designed capacity up to 20,000 tons expected to put into operation by 2022. Once the first phase project runs successfully, it will be followed by a second phase investment, adding another 80,000ton capacity, which will allow a prompt market penetration with a potentially rapid expansion in Asia market to build a profitable and sizable business opportunity for all parties.

Following the set-up of its joint-venture Calysseo with Calysta in February 2020 aimed at developing a major business supplying aquafeed ingredients FeedKind, Adisseo held a signing ceremony on the investment in the FeedKind protein project on June 30. This reflects the Adisseo’s commitment to increase its investment in China and pursue aqua feed opportunities in Asia. Despite difficulties resulting from COVID-19 pandemic, the project has continuously progressed with support from all parties, thus enabling the successful organization of the signing ceremony convened in the form of cloud meeting attended by representatives from all parties including officials from Chongqing municipal and Changshou District government in Chongqing, representatives from Bluestar in Beijing, from Calysta in US and in Shanghai, from Adisseo in Paris and Shanghai.

On the ceremony, Zheng Xiangdong, Vice Mayor of Chongqing, on behalf of Chongqing Government, extended his warm welcome and sincere gratitude to Bluestar, Adisseo and Calysta for choosing Changshou Region as the home of FeedKind production facility. He believes the project’s settlement in Changshou District will contribute to the transformation and upgrade of natural gas chemical industry in Chongqing and Changshou and further reinforce China’s leading position in the biochemistry industry in the world.

Zhao Shiqing, Party Secretary of Changshou District expressed that Changshou District is committed to further deepen the reform of "delegating power, improving regulation, and upgrading services", strive to create a market-oriented, law-based and internationalized business environment, and vigorously support the project implementation and future development and operation by relying on the established chemical giant enterprises with a mature industrial ecosystem.

Hao Zhigang, chairman of Bluestar and Adisseo, said, “I was delighted to join the investment signing ceremony, which marks another key step for the rollout of Adisseo business diversification strategy as well as its China development strategy. I would like to, on behalf of Adisseo and all our business partners, express our gratitude to Chongqing and Changshou governments, for all the support extended to the project.”

He continued, “Adisseo and Calysta, have very high expectation on the project. It is a major strategic investment for us. Being the controlling shareholder of Adisseo, we will continue to give our strongest support to Calysseo in building the first high-tech, safe and environmentally friendly manufacturing unit for FeedKind in Chongqing. On the business front, Adisseo is already developing and marketing high-quality feed additives for aquaculture and now is moving into a new dimension with FeedKind. Today’s announcement brings us another step closer to realizing our ambition and we are delighted by the ambition and support of our partners in this. We believe that project will be successfully completed and put into operation, and will rapidly realize its returns, bring real benefits to consumers and provide more innovation capabilities for the industry.”

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