Cargill and Renmatix agree to joint development of clean label, functional food ingredients

December 12, 2019

Cargill and Renmatix have signed a joint development agreement to explore a novel approach to making functional food ingredients from unused plant materials. 

Cargill (Wayzata, MN) and Renmatix (King of Prussia, PA) have signed a joint development agreement to explore a novel approach to making functional food ingredients from unused plant materials. The two companies will use Renmatix’s Plantrose Process, a proprietary, water-based technology, and Cargill’s preferred feedstocks to make highly functional food ingredients.

“Renmatix’s Plantrose Process, which uses only water, heat and pressure, supports our commitment to help customers deliver food and beverage products that are label-friendly, sustainable and cost-effective,” said Bruce McGoogan, Cargill strategy and business development leader, in a press release. “The fact that this simple process can economically and efficiently deconstruct plant materials and convert them into functional food ingredients is a solution we’re excited to explore in order to help us feed the world.”

“The food industry is increasingly turning to plant-based ingredients to deliver a wide variety of benefits, including great taste, functionality and label-friendly appeal. Upcycling, the process of transforming unused feedstocks into new, higher-value materials, is the next step in creating a more sustainable value chain and generating exciting new product benefits,” added Renmatix CEO Mike Hamilton. “We look forward to working with an industry leader like Cargill to develop new materials that bring these benefits to more food producers.”

Most recently, Renmatix introduced Nouravant, a clean label emulsifier manufactured from maple fiber using its patented Plantrose Process.