29/04/2022 | Ingredients

Beneo invests in German pulse-processing plant

Beneo is making a EUR 50 m investment in a pulse processing site based in Offstein/Germany strengthening its plant-based portfolio. The site will produce protein-rich pulse ingredients. Initially, it will focus on protein concentrate, starch rich flour and hulls from fava beans, with the option to process other pulses in the future. The company’s fava bean protein concentrate and starch rich flour will be used for protein-enrichment and texture improvement e.g. in bakery, cereals and gluten-free products.

The first quantities of Beneo’s fava bean ingredients will be available in June 2022. Construction is underway, and the plant is expected to be fully operational within the second half of 2024. The company will process the raw ingredients in intermediate production facilities until the new plant is fully operational.