Amino Acids

Amino acids are the basic building blocks of proteins and essential organic molecules in living organisms. Amino acids play a crucial role in various biochemical processes and possess significant physiological functions.

Generally, amino acids can be classified into two major categories: essential amino acids and non-essential amino acids. Essential amino acids cannot be synthesized by the human body and must be obtained through dietary intake. including isoleucine, leucine, lysine, phenylalanine, methionine, threonine, tryptophan, valine, and histidine. Non-essential amino acids can be synthesized by the human body including aspartic acid, glutamic acid, alanine, serine, cysteine, proline, glycine, arginine, asparagine, and glutamine.

The global capacity of amino acids has reached around 10 million tons annually, the amino acid in the million-ton range including glutamic acid, lysine, threonine, and methionine. The demand for other preminum amino acids has also seen a substantial increase in recent years.

Typical Case: Lysine

Technologies can be offered by SmarSEP:

Strains & Fermentation technologies:

High productivity, high conversion rate, and short fermentation cycle strains and fermentation processes, which can provide a solid foundation for the competitiveness of the overall process.

Membrane Filtration:

Replacing traditional filtration technology or decanter.

Increasing resin working capacity by 15% through improved permeate quality.

Reducing backwash frequency for water saving.

Continuous Ion Exchange:

Replacing fixed-column batch ion exchange.

Reducing resin loading by over 50%.

Decreasing ammonia consumption by over 30%.

Increasing lysine concentration to more than 250g/L.