Cargill switches sweetener plant from corn to wheat to make vegetable protein and biofuel


In Germany, Cargill announced its intent to grow and diversify its product portfolio at its starches and sweeteners plant in Krefeld with products such as vegetable wheat protein, specialized industrial wheat starches and advanced bio-fuel. Transitioning this site from a corn to wheat processing facility allows Cargill to add these products to its product portfolio and help customers address changing consumer needs in terms of nutrition, packaging and sustainable fuel.

“Cargill wants to address the growing needs of its customers and the market – both in the Germany and across Europe – such as the increasing demand for vegetable proteins driven by a growing world population and the rising need for industrial starches used in packaging,” said Alain Dufait, Cargill Starches & Sweeteners Europe Managing Director.

This intent to invest in the product portfolio at the Krefeld plant demonstrates Cargill’s support for the German economy and the German and European farming community.