DENMARK, Aarhus. To continue its development in the fast-evolving market for plant-based food, Cosucra is proud to announce the opening of a second pea processing plant in Denmark.
The project includes the renovation and upgrading of a former soybean processing plant in the port of Aarhus. The plant will be jointly operated by the current owner, AABT and Cosucra.
After having completed in 2018 a €35 mill. investment in the extension of its pea plant in Belgium, the company is now in a position to further support its client’s innovation through pea ingredients, including pea protein.
The facility will process local peas from the Baltic region, transported by sea-vessel to the plant. This unique situation gives Cosucra a close access to the new EU pea growing areas of Denmark, Lithuania, Poland and Sweden. The project aims to minimize the CO2 footprint of the process by transforming the secondary products into valuable biogas through an agreement signed with a local biogas plant. The commissioning will take place in the first half of 2020.
The Danish pea processing project is part of Cosucra’s €60 mill. multi-year development program to support the growth in pea protein and chicory root fibre.
Cosucra is a Belgian family owned business established in 1852 and based in Warcoing (Belgium), in Walloon Picardy. Originally active in sugar production, the group has undergone a major transformation over the last twenty years to become a pioneer in the production of healthy ingredients derived from chicory and pea.