The Europoort facility recently starting producing the concentrate, which is available as a powder and is suitable for all types of food applications.

Speaking about the move, George Perujo, product management EMEAI, ADM Human Nutrition, said: “With more consumers adopting a flexitarian diet, the need for plant-based solutions continues to grow in Europe.

“And besides being conscious about sourcing, Europeans are more likely to pay attention to the non-GMO status of their ingredients, so European origination and production was an important factor when we were considering options for this expansion.”

The Europoort facility had a proven track record in the production of soya protein concentrate, explained Perujo, so was the ideal choice for the expansion.

ADM’s latest expansion adds to the company’s plant-based protein ingredient portfolio.

Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, ADM connects crops to markets on six continents.