Pea protein processing plant is world’s largest


By Chelsea Kemp, Brandon Sun

via Toronto Star (Canada) - Nov. 19, 2021


Portage la Prairie celebrated the opening of the world’s largest pea protein processing plant Wednesday.


The “Plant for the Future” was established by Roquette to meet the rising demand for alternative proteins across the world, said the company’s CEO, Pierre Courduroux.


“We see this as a transformational event in our history and a boost to the global plant-based food sector,” Courduroux said. “Diets have changed considerably in recent years, and the desire for alternative proteins continues to grow. Our company is proud to bring this amazing new facility online to serve demand in North America and around the world.”


A virtual grand opening and press conference was held Wednesday to celebrate the opening of the plant. The event included information about pea protein, cooking tips using the plant, and appearances from Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, Courduroux, Roquette senior vice-president Jeremy Burks and Roquette’s Canadian managing director, Dominique Baumann.


Roquette has worked closely with food leaders to develop new products that aid in the development of new plant-based cuisine, Courduroux said, and these steps are creating more sustainable food for a healthier planet...