With the start of work at both sites in early 2022, the program will ensure a capacity increase of over 40% in Beneo’s global chicory root fiber production to meet growing customer demand and drive market growth. .
This expansion stems from current market trends for digestive health, immunity, inner wellness, weight management, blood sugar management, and bone health, which have seen a high demand for root fiber. chicory prebiotics.
Over the past four years, the number of new product launches containing chicory root fiber inulin has increased by 50% globally (Euromonitor September 2021), with the market expected to reach USD 11.48 billion in 2028 (researchandmarkets.com).
Christoph Boettger, Member of the Management Board of Beneo, said: “Beneo’s chicory root fibers meet the key needs of today’s consumers and we are confident that they will continue to play a central role in healthy diets in the future. With increased capacity, Beneo continues to offer secure supply to its customers and partners around the world.
“In the summer of 2022, a second refinery line in Pemuco will already significantly increase production capacity. But we will not stop there. The recent investment decision will ensure the continued growth of Beneo’s production capacity. In addition to this increase in capacity, CO2 emissions are reduced. This means that the production site in Chile will be carbon neutral in a few years. In addition, the site in Belgium will have reduced specific energy consumption per tonne of product by more than 50% by 2030. ”