Beneo to build new pulse processing site in Germany

The new facility will focus initially on protein concentrate, starch rich flour, and hulls from Faba bean, with the option to process other pulses in the future.

Beneo (Mannheim, Germany) invested €50 million in a new pulse processing site for food and animal feed in Offstein, Germany. It will focus initially on protein concentrate, starch rich flour, and hulls from Faba bean, with the option to process other pulses in the future.

“The recent investment by Beneo into a new pulse production site is only the starting point,” said Christoph Boettger, member of the executive board at Beneo, in a press release. “We strongly believe in plant-based ingredients and therefore see the new plant as an important first step in enlarging our protein offering moving forwards. This will enable us to produce a wider variety of sustainable plant-based protein ingredients over the coming years.”

Work has already begun on constructing the plant and is expected to be completed within the second half of 2024, creating up to 25 jobs at the site.