Comet opens new dietary fibre production facility
By Food in Canada StaffBusiness Operations Ingredients & Additives Comet Denmark Ontario
Comet, the London, Ont.-based manufacturer of Arrabina prebiotic dietary fibre, recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate its new production facility in Kalundborg, Denmark. The facility uses the company’s patented upcycling process to produce arabinoxylan, a dietary fibre. It will supply over 4 million kgs annually of Comet’s Arrabina line of proprietary arabinoxylan dietary fibre for food, beverage, and supplement customers.
“Today is a significant milestone for our company,” said Rich Troyer, CEO of Comet. “Increasing the supply of Arrabina will help our customers enhance their products’ gut health benefits and supply chain sustainability.”
In 2021, the company partnered with Meliora Bio to upgrade and expand its existing facility with Comet’s patented upcycling technology. The facility is part of the Kalundborg Eco-Industrial Park, an industrial network of private and public companies known for circular economy principles and sustainable practices. Meliora Bio’s facility uses renewable power, which enables the ultra-low-carbon production of Arrabina along with the existing production of biofuel and lignin.
“This is a big and much anticipated day for Meliora Bio, and we are very excited about our partnership with Comet,” said Christian Ree, chair of Meliora Bio. “Adding Comet’s production of Arrabina dietary fibre to our existing production enables an unprecedented utilization rate of our raw material. It’s a perfect fit for our facility in terms of innovation within sustainability and commercial potential.”
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