Global agribusiness giant Archers Daniels Midland (ADM) has announced it is set to expand non-genetically modified (non-GM) soyabean processing capacity at its oilseeds facility in Mainz, Germany.

The project is due for completion in the third quarter of this year, according to the 12 April statement.

“Soyabeans play an increasingly important role in the wider food sector in Germany,” Jaana Kleinschmit, general manager, (ADM Hamburg, and country manager (Germany), said. “We are pleased to continue to add the ability to process non-GMO soyabeans to meet growing demand across human and animal nutrition, while providing local farmers with increasing opportunities to market their crops.”

The expansion followed a similar investment in the company’s oilseeds processing plant in Straubing, Germany, in 2016, ADM said.