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AKV Langholt acquires Cargill’s share in potato starch business

AKV Langholt acquires Cargill’s share in potato starch joint venture Cargill-AKV I/S

October 17, 2022
With effect from October 7, 2022, the Danish farmer-owned cooperative AKV Langholt AmbA has acquired Cargill’s 50% share in their mutual joint venture Cargill-AKV I/S.
Newtecs High-Performance Optical Sorting Machine for Potatoes.

Not only for weighing and packing: Newtec offers equipment for optical sorting of potatoes

October 15, 2022
Newtec is a leading manufacturer of weighing, packing and sorting machinery primarily for the fruit and vegetable industry. With more than 20,000 successful installations over the last 45 years
A novel approach to snapshot hyperspectral imaging based on computed tomography imaging spectrometer (CTIS)

A novel approach to snapshot hyperspectral imaging based on computed tomography imaging spectrometer (CTIS)

August 08, 2022
A novel approach to snapshot hyperspectral imaging based on computed tomography imaging spectrometer (CTIS) is the result of the interesting collaboration between Newtec Engineering A/S and Physics at the University of Southern Denmark.
Newtec Optical sorters, here applied for potatoes to be packed for retail

Newtec’s Optical Sorting Solution ideal for packers of table potatoes

July 18, 2022
Newtec’s weighing, sorting and packing solutions offer reliability and efficiency of production for customers in the food industry, such as potato packers.
The number of falsely eco-labelled tomatoes, potatoes and apples is currently unknown because fertilisation methods remain untested. (Courtesy: Getty Images)

Research: New method reveals whether your potato is organic or not

September 02, 2019
Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have developed a new approach that helps public agencies and commercial interests combat fraudulently-labelled organic foods.
The genetic diversity of the 2018 Phytophthora infestans population visualised with poppr 2.0 (minimum spanning network) (Courtesy: Jens Gronbech Hasen / EuroBlight)

Potato Blight Trends in Europe: EuroBlight 2018 Results

May 07, 2019
EuroBlight is continuously examining the ongoing evolution of the European population of the potato late blight pathogen and now reports on the 2018 results. Approximately 1000 samples were genotyped from 22 countries.
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Imports from Spain of at least 10.000 mini-tubers of 3 potato varieties protected by Danish national Plant Breeders’ Rights were found to have been imported illegally by Myco Seed A/S and subsequently used for commercial production and propagation in De

Danish potato trader found guilty in illegal import of minitubers

February 26, 2019
Breeders Trust, the organization that defends the Plant Breeders’ Rights of 10 leading European potato breeders, won a lawsuit earlier this month against the Danish potato export and trading company Myco Seed A/S located in Give (Denmark).
Mapping of the Phytophthora infestans genotypes found accross Europe in the EuroBlight sampling during 2017. In the article a link is provided to an interactive version of this map. (Courtesy: Euroblight)

Potato Blight Trends in Europe: EuroBlight 2017 Results

April 14, 2018
The EuroBlight project is examining the ongoing evolution of the potato late blight pathogen (Phytophthora infestans). In 2017, almost 1500 samples from 16 countries in Europe were genotyped. The results indicate that new clones continue to spread.
Starch manufacturers KMC and AKV Langholt aim to establish commercial production of functional potato proteins from the potato fruit juice remaining after starch extraction, using Lihme Protein Solutions’ proprietary technology

Lihme Protein Solutions licenses its functional protein technology to potato starch companies KMC and AKV Langholt

December 20, 2017
Starch manufacturers KMC and AKV Langholt aim to establish commercial production of functional potato proteins from the potato fruit juice remaining after starch extraction, using Lihme Protein Solutions’ proprietary technology
Andels-Kartoffelmelsfabrikken Midtjylland A.m.b.a. (AKM) is located in Brande and is the oldest potato starch producing company in Denmark, established in 1917.

Siccadania is installing the two largest flash dryers in Denmark as potato starch producer AKM expands

October 07, 2017
Potato starch producer AKM in Brande, Denmark, has entrusted SiccaDania to design and build the two largest flash dryers ever installed in Denmark.

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