Crespeo joins campaign for circular agri-food supply chain

GERMANY— Crespeo, the feed ingredient specialist of one of Europe’s leading producers of wheat starches and wheat proteins Crespel & Deiters Group, has collaborated on a video about the potential of recycling by-products in a circular economy.

The alliance of several organisations from the agricultural and food sector wants to show that it can have a great impact if all players – from suppliers to consumers – understand and use co-products as valuable raw materials.

One of the most important issues in the agri-food industry and its supply chain is the existence of by-products, treated as wastes and discarded immediately to waste disposal.

This treatment might lead to loss of possibility in gaining economic value from them, which can be prevented by implementing a circular economy.

In a sustainable, circular value creation, they can be used, for example, as livestock and pet food, in bio-based products and for renewable energies.

In the video, Crespeo and the Crespel & Deiters Group is one of the suppliers working with Dutch distributor Looop to put the by-products from processing wheat to further use as livestock feed.

Crespel & Deiters Group recycles about 99% of each grain of wheat and produces wheat-based solutions for food, feed, pet food and technical applications such as adhesives.

In all food production there are opportunities to add further value and thus reduce food waste

Heike Sander, Head of Marketing at Crespel & Deiters Groupm Tweet

AB InBev, EcoFuels, J. van Iersel Dairy, Laarakker Groenteverwerking, Peka Kroef and de Zaanpeel are also part of the video which was initiated by Looop, a company that specialises in the valorisation of by-products from the food and fermentation industry.

Dick Kroot, Managing Director at Looop said that circularity is, as it should be, high on the agenda within these organizations and throughout the chain.

“In all food production there are opportunities to add further value and thus reduce food waste,” says Heike Sander, Head of Marketing at Crespel & Deiters Groupm. He added that cooperation is indispensable in order to deal responsibly with raw materials and exploit their potential.

The Crespel & Deiters Group has been producing at its headquarters in Ibbenbüren, Germany for over 160 years, using stateof-the-art technologies, sustainable processes and great innovative strength.

From the wheat-based raw materials, the brands Loryma, C&D Corrugating & Paper, C&D Technical Applications, Trigea and Crespeo develop highly functional products and application-oriented solutions for customer-specific applications for customers in the food, non-food and feed industries.

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