News on Potato Starch from Europe

Reduced nitrogen fertilization: Potato varieties react differently
January 08, 2024

Potato varieties react differently to reduced nitrogen fertilization: thesis

The German Potato Industry Association (DKHV) honored Christin Meyer's thesis on nitrogen fertilization of (starch) potatoes, research carried out at the University of Göttingen.
Performance price of EUR 133.34 (USD 145.62) is absolute record for Royal Avebe
December 19, 2023

Performance price of EUR 133.34 is absolute record for starch manufacturer Royal Avebe

Potato Starch manufacturer Royal Avebe closes financial year 2022/2023 with a performance price of EUR 133.34 (USD 145.62) .
Royal Avebe awarded with a Gold medal for Sustainability efforts
August 03, 2023

Starch manufacturer Royal Avebe awarded with a Gold medal for its Sustainability efforts

Dutch Potato Starch cooperative Royal Avebe has been awarded a gold medal by Ecovadis, a global collaborative platform that helps companies assess sustainability performance throughout the supply chain.
Brenntag Specialties announces strategic partnership with Royal Avebe, significantly enhancing supply partnerships in Nutrition
June 30, 2023

Brenntag Specialties announces strategic partnership with potato starch manufacturer Royal Avebe, significantly enhancing supply partnerships in nutrition

Brenntag, the global market leader in chemicals and ingredients distribution, just announced a partnership with Coöperatie Koninklijke Avebe U.A. ("Royal Avebe").
Royal Avebe appoints Klaas Hidde Kuipers as its new chief operations officer
June 18, 2023

Royal Avebe appoints Klaas Hidde Kuipers as its new Chief Operations Officer

Klaas Hidde Kuipers will start at Royal Avebe on August 21, 2023 as Chief Operations Officer (COO). He succeeds Mark Tettelaar, who will leave Avebe on August 31.
AGRANA expands production capacity for technical starches and invests EUR 23 million (USD 24,8 million) at Gmünd site
May 22, 2023

AGRANA expands production capacity for technical starches and invests EUR 23 million at Gmünd site

This year, the fruit, starch and sugar group AGRANA is starting with the construction of an additional drum drying plant at the site of its potato starch mill in Gmünd (Waldviertel District of Lower Austria).
Royal Avebe emphasizes the added and distinctive value of potato starch and protein products
April 11, 2023

Royal Avebe strategy: focus on the added and distinctive value of potato starch and protein products

On Thursday 30 March 2023, Royal Avebe presented its strategy for the next five years during a breakfast for invited media. The cooperative will Accelerate and strengthen.
Avebe’s Sustainable Plant-Based Packaging & Building Solutions at European Coatings Show
April 02, 2023

Avebe’s Sustainable Plant-Based Packaging & Building Solutions at European Coatings Show

Avebe makes innovative ingredients derived from potatoes, which they use to create unique solutions for the food, pet food and industrial such as building, and packaging industries.
A stable and higher production in Malmö
March 14, 2023

Avebe implements WCOM to achieve a stable and higher production at AB Stadex in Malmö

At Avebe's AB Stadex production location in Malmö, Sweden, an improvement project was recently completed in the HSD (Hot Soluble Department). Roger Riesbeck, Improvement Technician at AB Stadex spoke about collaboration and the role of the WCOM program.
Starch potatoes: how does France quietly liquidate a sovereign agricultural sector?
February 07, 2023

Starch potatoes: how does France quietly liquidate a sovereign agricultural sector?

Faced with the economic plunge in the potato starch sector, the UNPT calls on producers to mobilize on February 8 at the call of the FNSEA Grand Bassin Parisien to make their demands heard by the Government.
The future of sustainable packaging
January 17, 2023

The future of sustainable packaging

Whether you are the sustainability manager at your company, or you’re about to forward this article to them, reducing the environmental impact of your product should be everybody’s goal.
Potato Starch Global Market Report 2023: Future Market for Potato Starch-Based Bioplastics Presents Opportunities
January 14, 2023

Potato Starch Global Market Report 2023: Future Market for Potato Starch-Based Bioplastics Presents Opportunities

In terms of value, the potato starch market is projected to reach USD 5.60 billion by 2029, at a CAGR of 3.9% from 2022 to 2029, while in terms of volume, this market is projected to reach 5,128.5 thousand tons by 2029, at a CAGR of 3.6% from 2020 to 2029.
Generational change within KPW
November 10, 2022

Generational change within Avebe Kartoffelstärkefabrik Prignitz/Wendland (KPW)

Every site of Royal Avebe has its own Human Resources challenges. This includes the Avebe Kartoffelstärkefabrik Prignitz/Wendland (KPW) sites in Germany. The relatively high average age of the staff creates capacity challenges for the future.
Growing waxy potatoes for Royal Avebe specialty potato starch
October 24, 2022

Growing waxy potatoes for Royal Avebe specialty potato starch

Christoph Renken, farmer on the Lüneburger Heide, shares his practical experiences of working with Royal Avebe and growing waxy potatoes on his farm.
AKV Langholt acquires Cargill’s share in potato starch business
October 17, 2022

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

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.
Starch Europe Announces Decarbonisation Roadmap.
October 14, 2022

Starch Europe adopts Decarbonisation Roadmap

Starch Europe announced the adoption and publication of a sector-wide decarbonisation Roadmap 2019-2030.
At their yearly conference, returning this year to an in person event
Andre Heilemann as new Head of Research and Development of Emsland Group
October 01, 2022

Andre Heilemann Head of Research and Development at Emsland Group

Earlier this year, Andre Heilemann took over as Head of Research and Development at Emsland Group from Henk Jaap Meijer. Here is a brief introduction of Andre Heilemann and his background.
Royal Avebe started potato campaign.
August 25, 2022

Royal Avebe started potato campaign

Potato Starch manufacturer Royal Avebe has started the campaign at production location Gasselternijveen. Growing conditions were excellent until early July, but heat and lack of precipitation in recent weeks is cause for concern.

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