American agribusiness Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) announced plans this month to boost the capacity of its Marshall, MN starch production food and beverage manufacturing industry and support the growth of its BioSolutions platform.
“We’re continuing to evolve our Carbohydrate Solutions business to align with growing and changing demand, driven by the global trends of food security and sustainability,” ADM Carbohydrate Solutions president Chris Cuddy said in a recent company release. “Three years ago, we announced that we would be phasing out production of high-fructose corn syrup at Marshall and expanding starch production to support increasing demand for products like sustainable packaging. In the short time since then, demand has continued to expand, both for food and beverage customers as well as for the broad array of plant-based products that make up our fast-growing BioSolutions platform. This significant capacity expansion will help ensure that we can continue to meet our customers’ needs across this broad portfolio.”
Made from plant-based feedstocks, ADM’s industrial biomaterials are used in a wide range of applications, including pharmaceuticals, sustainable paper and packaging, renewable energy and fuel, homme care and cleaning, and coatings and adhesives.
“We’re continuing to expand the frontier of what is possible to meet demand for sustainable, plant-based products and solutions,” said Cuddy. “From our bioplastics agreement with LG Chem, to our work with NET Power and 8 Rivers to build a zero-emissions power plant in Decatur, to our advancement of the decarbonization of our footprint, we’re powering growth and living our purpose with the continued evolution of our Carbohydrates Solutions business.”
Work on the site is slated to reach completion in the second half of 2023.