Roquette has announced that conventional and organic yellow pea contracts are now available for the 2021 season.
“Roquette is excited to work with Canada’s organic pulse growers as we expand our popular NUTRALYS® plant protein line to offer organic pea protein,” said Dominique Baumann, CEO for Roquette in Canada. “Adding organic yellow pea protein to our NUTRALYS® plant protein product line means Roquette can continue to help our customers move their innovative products to market faster in response to North America’s rapidly growing demand for new, healthy, plant-based foods.”
The ability of pulse growers in Manitoba and Saskatchewan to meet Roquette’s required capacity for yellow peas was an important factor in the company's decision to locate its new 200,000 ft² pea protein plant in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba.
“Response to Roquette’s first round of contracts in Canada for conventional yellow peas was very positive and the feedback we’ve received from growers who signed with us is that they are eager to re-sign for 2021 and beyond,” said Grain Buyer Glen Last. “Our goal is to build strong, long-term relationships with growers who contract with us. Their success is our success.”
Roquette has invested more than CAD$600 million of its own funds for the construction of the Portage pea protein plant.
The plant, the largest of its kind in the world, will start operations at the end of 2020 and at capacity, will process 125,000MT of yellow peas annually.Click here to see more...