Roquette has announced the opening of a center of expertise of 2,000 square meters on its site in Vic-Sur-Aisne (Hauts-de-France, France). Fully dedicated to plant protein, this center will enlarge the field of possibilities in terms of food innovation, new protein development and new production technologies.
This R&D accelerator will enable Roquette to support its growth ambitions and make a greater contribution to the food revolution and the plant-based gastronomy.
Besides extending its pea and wheat protein range, Roquette intends to introduce several new sources of protein every five years. This new asset offers enormous potential to test innovative ingredients, to further develop existing ones and to propose a tasty and nutritional plant-based cuisine for meat and dairy alternatives or specialized nutrition.
To go further, Roquette has launched a huge investment program to ensure that the plant protein supply is secure, safe and sustainable. The Vic-sur-Aisne investment is part of this program of more than half a billion euros, which also includes the investment in a textured plant protein site in Horst (the Netherlands) and the construction of the world’s largest pea protein plant in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba (Canada), which will start production before the end of 2021.