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ADM Announces Industry’s First Net Carbon Neutral Milling Operations
ADM announced that the company has achieved net carbon neutral status for its U.S. flour milling operations. This accomplishment is an industry first of its kind and scale. The company has 22 mills around the U.S. that process wheat, sorghum and corn into flour.
ADM achieved net carbon neutral status at its U.S. mills through a combination of energy efficiencies, purchase of renewable energy certificates, and sequestration of carbon dioxide at the company’s commercial carbon capture and storage facility.
“Consumers increasingly expect their food to come from companies that share their values,” said Tedd Kruse, president, Milling & Baking Solutions. “ADM is proud of our position as a trusted and capable partner in delivering responsibly and sustainably sourced ingredients that meet heightened consumer expectations. We know that our downstream customers are interested in reducing the carbon footprint of their supply chains, and we are eager to help them meet their goals with our net carbon neutral milling network.”
ADM Accelerates Growth of Leading Global Alternative Protein Platform with Planned Acquisition of Sojaprotein
ADM announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Sojaprotein, a leading European provider of non-GMO soy ingredients.
Established in 1977, Serbia-based Sojaprotein has sales into 65 countries, offering a wide array of non-GMO vegetable protein ingredients for an extensive list of European and global customers in the meat alternative, confectionary, protein bar, pharmaceutical, pet food, and animal feed segments. The company had more than $100 million in sales in 2020.
“Thirty years ago, ADM invented the soy vegetable burger, giving rise to the plant-based protein segment. Today, alternative proteins represents one of our core growth platforms, and as this $10 billion global industry grows to $30 billion over the next decade, we are investing to expand our unparalleled capabilities,” said Leticia Gonçalves, ADM’s president of Global Foods. “The addition of Sojaprotein – the largest producer of plant-based protein in southern Europe – adds production capacity in addition to an impressive network of customers who are leading the way in meeting consumer needs for nutritious and responsible plant-based foods and beverages."
ADM and Culturelle® Offer Probiotic Supplement Targeting Metabolic Health and Weight Management
ADM has partnered with i-Health Inc. to formulate its Culturelle® Metabolism + Weight Management product featuring ADM’s proprietary BPL1™ strain. Culturelle® is the number one-selling probiotic brand globally.
ADM’s Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis BPL1 (CECT 8145) strain is supported by a portfolio of pre-clinical and clinical evidence demonstrating its potential metabolic health and weight management benefits. ADM has also defined BPL1™’s mechanism of action – the specific biochemical interaction through which it impacts the biomarkers related to metabolic health.
“As this is the first Culturelle® product to target metabolic health and weight management, we’re proud to say it’s formulated with BPL1™ and highlight the robust science that supports it. This has been possible thanks to our strong partnership with ADM, and we’re looking forward to exploring further opportunities together,” said Eric Bianco, Brand Lead - North America at Culturelle®.