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Roquette opens world’s largest pea protein plant


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Roquette opens the world’s largest pea protein plant in Portage la Prairie, Man. The new plant gives Roquette the largest pea protein supply in the world.

“We see this as a transformational event in our history and a boost to the global plant-based food sector,” said Pierre Courduroux, CEO of Roquette. “Diets have changed considerably in recent years, and the desire for alternative proteins continues to grow. Our company is proud to bring this amazing new facility online to serve demand in North America and around the world.”

The 200,000-sf plant has the capacity to process 125,000 tons of yellow peas per year. When combined with Roquette’s plant in France, the company’s capacity now rises to 250,000 tons of peas per year.

Speaking about the facility, Dominique Baumann, managing director of Roquette in Canada, said, “This plant is an engineering marvel. We are entering into the next level of quality, efficiency and commitment to the market. The design of the plant is a proof-point of our sustainable development approach, with 100 per cent hydroelectricity power and optimized water management. This plant is part of a whole story, involving farmers, suppliers and local teams.”


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