Danone Nutricia invests US$271m in a new infant formula facility in Netherlands

NETHERLANDS – Danone has announced that it has opened a new ‘sustainable Nutricia plant in the Netherlands to meet the growing need for specialized infant formula. Danone said it has invested US$271.52 million (€240 million) in the facility, located in Cuijk, Netherlands with a goal to increase its capacity in production of formula for specific…

DSM sets new science-based reduction targets for greenhouse gas emissions

NETHERLANDS – The global bioscience company, Royal DSM has announced new sustainability commitments that aims to reduce 30% of its greenhouse gas emissions from direct production and purchased energy by 2030. The new targets are part of the company’s strategy to deliver science-based, sustainable and scalable solutions that face up to the challenges brought by…

Wessanen in talks with a consortium of funds for a possible buyout

NETHERLANDS – The Dutch multinational food company, Wessanen has confirmed that it is in discussions a consortium of funds managed by PAI Partners SAS for a potential takeover. Also participating in discussions include various entities controlled by Jobson and his family who have also shown interest in the buyout. The company said that it has…

DSM unveils new solar testing field in Netherlands to advance renewable energy

NETHERLANDS – Royal DSM has announced that it has unveiled a new field test site in Southern Netherlands to advance its capabilities in solar materials and reinforce the renewable energy agenda. The new Louisegroeve solar field is a collaboration between DSM and its partners including the solar module manufacturer Tata Power Solar and NaGa Solar,…

FrieslandCampina considers building a sustainable dairy plant in the Netherlands

NETHERLANDS – Global dairy producer, Royal FrieslandCampina has announced that it is exploring options to build a sustainable and innovative dairy processing plant in the Netherlands. The plant is intended to process member milk into fresh dairy products, ingredients for early life and adult nutrition, as well as cheese production for the global market and…

Netherlands partners Rwanda in US$18.17m project to boost horticulture output

RWANDA – Netherlands has partnered Rwanda in the launch of a US$18.17million project that seeks to increase horticulture production and improve food security in the country. The project dubbed as ‘Investment in Horticultural Development in Rwanda’ (HortInvest) is funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Rwanda and will run through a…

DuPont to construct neW Industrial Biosciences headquarters in the Netherlands

NETHERLANDS – The world’s leading bioscience company, DuPont has unveiled plans for new European headquarters for Industrial Biosciences in the Netherlands to expand its research and innovation capabilities. The elaborate facility is located at its new site in Leiden Bio Science Park, Oegstgeest, the Netherlands. The facility will create additional 100 jobs, doubling the growth…

DSM unveils new branding for gellan and xanthan gum ingredients

NETHERLANDS – Royal DSM has unveiled new branding for its gellan gum and xanthan gum range in a bid to address the growing need for clean label and natural ingredients. This aims to further strengthen the company’s hydrocolloids business which comprises of gellan gum, xanthan gum, welan gum and pectin. The new branding will appear…

The Netherlands to form a new institute for food safety and research

NETHERLANDS – The Netherlands is set to create a unique knowledge and research institution for food and feed safety to further its capabilities in research as well as food security matters. The institute will be formed through a merger between RIKILT Wageningen University & Research and the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA)’s…

Louis Dreyfus to exit dairy business as part of strategic focus

NETHERLANDS – The global agri-merchant firm, Louis Dreyfus Company B.V. has announced decision to exit its dairy business by mid-2019 as part of strategy to focus on core business operations. As one of the leaders in the world's agricultural product trade flows, the company is looking to exit non-core areas and focus on key product…