BENEO

BENEO offers functional ingredients derived from chicory roots, beet sugar, rice and wheat. BENEO is the ideal partner to help improve a product in its nutritional and technological characteristics. The company employs more than 1000 people and has production units in Belgium, Chile, Germany and Italy.

BENEO
Maximilianstraße 10
68165 Mannheim
Germany

+49 621 421 148

www.beneo.com

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BENEO

BENEO announces multi-million investment program in capacity extension for prebiotic chicory root fibre worldwide

Chicory root fields. (Photos: BENEO, PR008BENEO, one of the leading manufacturers of functional ingredients, has announced a multi-million investment program for the coming years to expand capacity for its prebiotic chicory root fibre production sites in Pemuco, Chile and Oreye, Belgium. The first step will see more than €30 million invested. The entire program will ensure a significant capacity increase of more than 40 percent of BENEO’s global chicory root fibre production to meet rising customer demand and drive further growth within the market. The work on both production sites is beginning in 2022.

World Diabetes Day, 14th November 2021 - BENEO on ‘Access to Diabetes Care’ -

World Diabetes Day, 14th November 2021: BENEO on ‘Access to Diabetes Care’. 
(Photo: BENEO, PR007)
This year’s World Diabetes Day (14th November), initiated by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), raised awareness of the fact that people living with, or at risk of diabetes, need better access to diabetes care and prevention globally. According to the IDF, this includes access to medicine, including insulin, self-monitoring, education on diabetes, as well as healthy food and a safe place to exercise.

BENEO transforms settling pond into wildlife haven

BENEO transforms settling pond into wildlife haven. (Photo: BENEO, PR006)BENEO, a world leader in functional ingredients, has embarked on a long-term programme to promote biodiversity in the vicinity of its Oreye production plant. In collaboration with not-for-profit environmental organisations Natagora and Natagriwal, BENEO is transforming a former settling pond and the surrounding area into a sanctuary for wildlife, including rare birds, beavers, bats, deer and frogs. The project will contribute to the protection of indigenous and endangered species in Wallonia, at this same time enriching the local community.

BENEO investit dans les péniches et réduit ainsi ses émissions de CO2 de 20 %

BENEO investit dans les péniches et réduit de 20 % ses émissions de CO2. (Photo: BENEO, PR005)Le groupe BENEO, leader mondial dans le domaine des ingrédients fonctionnels, a investi un million d’euros dans le transport fluvial pour réduire sa dépendance vis-à-vis du transport routier. Le projet porte notamment sur l’augmentation de la capacité de déchargement de l’usine d’amidon de riz située à Wijgmaal, près de Louvain. Il permettra à BENEO de transporter les deux tiers de sa marchandise en péniches, ce qui réduira de 20 % par an les émissions de carbone liées à l’acheminement de riz depuis le port vers l’usine.

BENEO begins processing the first organic chicory harvest at Oreye

BENEO begins processing the first organic chicory harvest at Oreye. (Photo: BENEO, PR004)BENEO has a long tradition of partnering with local farmers on the supply of chicory. Now the company’s plant in Oreye, Belgium is the first large-scale facility ever to process prebiotic fibre from organic chicory root.

BENEO’s energy efficiency program cuts emissions by 40 percent at Oreye plant

BENEO’s energy efficiency program cuts emissions by 40 percent at Oreye plant. 
(Photo: BENEO, PR003)BENEO, a world leader in healthy ingredients, has announced a 40% cut in specific carbon emissions at its Oreye facility in Belgium, thanks to increased energy efficiency measures. Now, well in time for the start of the 2020 chicory campaign, and following an €11 million investment, a newly installed gas turbine and heat recovery boiler have now gone into full operation. The system greatly enhances BENEO’s own electricity production at Oreye, allowing the facility to produce 5 additional megawatts per year, and thereby become a net exporter of energy.

BENEO invests €50 million in increasing capacity at Wijgmaal rice starch plant

BENEO invests €50 million in increasing capacity at Wijgmaal rice starch plant. 
(Photo: BENEO, PR002)BENEO, a world leader in healthy ingredients, has announced a 50 percent production capacity increase at its Wijgmaal rice starch facility. A two-stage expansion process valued at €50 million, will lead to increased capacity by March 2022. The facility, which currently employs 180 people, will add up to 20 full-time positions during the course of the expansion, as well as offer further work to maintenance and engineering contractors in the vicinity. The plant has a proud tradition of 160 years in the Wijgmaal area.

Royal visit of the BioWanze site

Royal visit of the BioWanze site. 
(Photo: BENEO, PR001)As part of the visit to the Province of Liège organised on Wednesday, January 15th, 2020, the Queen visited BioWanze.