Belgian pea processor Coscura is opening a second pea processing plant, expanding its presence in the plant-based food market. This announcement follows the completion of a €35 million investment in the extension of the company’s pea plant in Belgium last year. This new project in Denmark includes the renovation and upgrading of a former soybean processing plant in the port of Aarhus. The plant will be jointly operated by the current owner, AABT and Coscura.
The facility will process local peas from the Baltic region, transported by sea-vessel to the plant. This provides Coscura with close access to the new EU pea growing areas of Denmark, Lithuania, Poland and Sweden.
According to an article on fdiforum.net, the project aims to minimise the CO2 footprint of the process by transforming the secondary products into valuable biogas through an agreement signed with a local biogas plant. The Danish pea processing project is part of Cosucra’s €60 million multi-year development program to support the growth in pea protein and chicory root fibre.