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Research: Resilience and innovation in the agricultural sector in Europe

Research: Resilience and innovation in the agricultural sector in Europe

June 22, 2021
Wageningen University & Research has conducted research into the resilience of the agricultural sector. How do farmers keep in step with their environment? Examples include the changing weather conditions, climate change and government policy.
How sustainable are the potato growers of Royal Avebe? FSA awards Gold status...

How sustainable are the potato growers of Royal Avebe? FSA awards Gold status...

June 05, 2021
The potato growers of Royal Avebe participating in the Optimeel growing programme have been awarded Gold status according to the FSA 2.1 standard of the global platform SAI for sustainable agriculture.
Michel Hörster, Emsland Group (left), and Martin Neugebauer, GEA (right)

GEA to build a potato protein process line for the Emsland Group in Wietzendorf

May 23, 2021
For the new construction and expansion of its potato protein production line at its Wietzendorf site, the Germany based Emsland Group is calling once more on the expertise of GEA, who in 2018 constructed a potato protein line at Emsland's Kyritz plant.
Dutch starch producer Royal Avebe pleased with potato campaign as it comes to an end

Dutch starch producer Royal Avebe pleased with potato campaign as it comes to an end

May 19, 2021
Last weekend Royal Avebe processed the last potatoes of the 2020/2021 campaign at the production site in Gasselternijveen. The campaign went according to plan and Avebe is satisfied with the quantity and quality of starch potatoes delivered.
David Fousert new CEO of Royal Avebe

David Fousert new CEO of Potato Starch Coop Royal Avebe

May 18, 2021
Today, the Supervisory Board of Royal Avebe announced that David Fousert will be appointed as the new chairman of the Board and CEO as of 1 September. He succeeds Bert Jansen who is leaving the cooperative after 13 years. Currently, Fousert is COO of ForFarmers.
European Commission's positive conclusion on continued use of CRISPR for a competitive and green future.

Swedish Starch industry pleased with European Commission's positive conclusion on the use of CRISPR

May 07, 2021
On 29 April 2021, the European Commission published a study into new genomic techniques and the consequences of the European Court of Justice's July 2018 judgment.
Branston starts work on GBP 6m Potato Protein Extraction Facility

Branston starts work on GBP 6m Potato Protein Extraction Facility

May 03, 2021
Work has started on a new GBP 6m facility, which will be used to extract high-grade plant protein from potatoes, at Branston's site in Lincolnshire, United Kingdom. Branston is working alongside B-hive Innovations as part of a collaborative project to improve potato crop utilization.
Royal Avebe and Solynta join forces: hybrid breeding in starch potato production

Royal Avebe and Solynta to joinly work on hybrid breeding of potatoes for starch production

April 15, 2021
Averis Seeds B.V., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Royal Avebe, will be working together with the hybrid potato breeding company Solynta on the hybrid breeding of starch potato varieties.
Waste-free potato processing facility to be built in the Lviv region of Ukraine

Waste-free potato processing facility to be built in the Lviv region of Ukraine

March 16, 2021
The Central Plains Group Ukraine company along with investors from Great Britain and Finland plan to build a facility for the waste-free processing of potatoes, particularly potato starch, in the village of Glynyany of the Zolochevsky district in the Lviv region of Ukraine.
Longest ever starch potato processing campaign: AGRANA processed a record quantity of 322,000 metric tons of starch potatoes in 189 days

AGRANA processed a record quantity of starch potatoes in its longest campaign ever

March 06, 2021
At the end of February, AGRANA successfully ended its processing of the 2020/2021 potato harvest at its potato starch mill in Gmünd (Lower Austria). With a processing period of 189 days, this was AGRANA's longest ever campaign in Austria.

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