KREFELD, GERMANY — Cargill will use wheat as a raw material instead of corn for a new starches and sweeteners factory under development at its Krefeld, Germany, site, Reuters reported.
The $200 million project was first announced in January 2018. The company did not provide numbers on plant capacity or tonnage of wheat that will be used.
Construction is expected to start in early 2020 with completion expected by summer 2021. It will be built on the current factory site, which dates back to 1946, Cargill said.
The Krefeld plant currently produces starches and sweeteners from corn for the food and technical industries including marmalades, jams, sweets, chewing gum and custard powder.
By transforming the site from corn to wheat Cargill said it can add wheat proteins and specialized starches to its portfolio, Reuters reported.