Ingredient manufacturer Beneo slashes carbon emissions at its Oreye facility by 40%

BELGIUM – Beneo, a functional ingredients manufacturer, has slashed specific carbon emissions by 40 percent at its Oreye facility in Belgium, which produces prebiotic natural chicory root fibers. This achievement results from a 10-year, energy-saving program that closed with a €11 million (US$13 million) investment into increased energy efficiency. As part of the investment, a new gas turbine and heat recovery boiler was installed at the Oreye facility. The system provides for Beneo’s own electricity production needs and enables the company to export an additional five megawatts to the public…

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Beneo invests US$56m in rice starch facility to increase production capacity

BELGIUM – Beneo, a functional ingredients company, has announced a US$56 million investment into its Wijgmaal rice starch facility, which it claims will see production capacity increase by 50%. Located in Belgium, the Wijgmaal plant will see the addition of a new production line which Beneo says will cater to the rising customer demand for its rice starches. The company claims that its trials have shown that clean label rice starch can play an important role in applications such as baked goods, confectionery, sauces and dressings. Beneo will install a third dryer and dewatering line…

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