“The decision to invest in the production of non-GMO high-protein soymeal is a logical step after the successful implementation of non-GMO soybean processing at the site in May 2016,” said the general manager of European soybean crush at ADM, Jon Turney, in a recent World Grain article. “The demand for non-GMO soybean meal from European soybeans is steadily growing. With the production of non-GMO high-protein soybean meal, ADM will be able to better meet the needs of its poultry feed customers, as well as the fairy and pig feed markets.”
ADM’s president of European crush and origination John Grossmann told FeedNavigator.com that the capacity expansion will include new, state-of-the-art energy-efficient equipment. The company’s decision to expand its production of non-GMO soymeal stems from increased demand for identity-preserved crops and related products.
“Because of our vertical integration, we have developed – for certain product lines – systems that track and preserve crop identity from seed to factory to finished product,” explained Grossmann in the FeedNavigator piece.
Company officials did not detail the amount of the investment or provide numbers on the intended results of the capacity expansion.
Powder & Bulk Solids reported in July that ADM completed a conversion of its rape and sunflower seed crushing operations in Spych, Germany to soy processing.