BENEO

BENEOBENEO has long-term experience in developing and producing plant-based functional ingredients from natural sources for the food, feed and pharmaceutical industries. By supporting health and optimising taste and texture, they help improve the nutritional and technical properties of a wide variety of products.

Through a unique chain of expertise, BENEO offers customers advice and inspiration on new product ideas that support a healthy lifestyle in a holistic way. This includes the BENEO-Institute that provides decisive insights into nutrition science and legislation, and the BENEO-Technology Center that consults in application technology.

Formed in 2007, BENEO is active in over 80 countries, employs more than 1000 people and has six state-of-the-art production sites in Belgium, Chile, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands that deliver high-quality ingredients at all times.

BENEO
Maximilianstraße 10
68165 Mannheim
Germany

+49 621 421 148

www.beneo.com

@_BENEO

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Olivier Roques appointed CEO of BENEO

Olivier Roques appointed CEO of BENEO.
(Photo: BENEO, PR026)BENEO, a leading manufacturer of functional ingredients for food, feed and pharma, is pleased to announce the appointment of Olivier Roques as CEO and new member of its Executive Board of Directors at BENEO GmbH, effective from 1st June 2024.

Major Ingredient Players Unite to Support Sustainable Farming

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(Photo: BENEO, PR025)Raffinerie Tirlemontoise, a beet sugar producer, BENEO, a leading manufacturer of functional ingredients, and Puratos, a global leader in bakery, patisserie, and chocolate ingredients, have joined forces to launch a pioneering Climate Farming Project. The ambitious initiative supports Belgian farmers in implementing more sustainable farming practices and promotes regenerative agricultural principles that contribute to enhancing soil health and reducing environmental impact.

Study shows BENEO’s Palatinose™ stimulates the release of GLP-1 in overweight adults

Study shows BENEO’s Palatinose™ stimulates the release of GLP-1 in overweight adults. 
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A new study, led by Prof. Andreas Pfeiffer (Zhang et al. ), demonstrates that intake of the naturally sourced, smart carbohydrate Palatinose™ stimulates the release of beneficial gut hormones including GLP-1 in overweight adults, even if its consumption is followed by a meal. The findings show that Palatinose™ (isomaltulose) has a beneficial effect on metabolic parameters that are important for maintaining a healthy body weight, blood glucose control and cardiovascular health.

BENEO to Reduce CO2 Emissions at Wijgmaal Plant

BENEO to Reduce CO2 Emissions at Wijgmaal Plant. (Photo: BENEO, PR022)BENEO, a leading manufacturer of functional ingredients for food, feed and pharma, is continuing its commitment towards more sustainable production processes by installing new equipment at its rice ingredients plant in Wijgmaal, Belgium. Thanks to a large-scale industrial heat pump supplied by Heaten, a specialist in industrial heat pump solutions, the company will be able to recover energy from waste water to reduce its CO2 emissions.

Dr Mike Eberle Appointed New Member of the Executive Board of Directors at BENEO

Dr Mike Eberle Appointed New Member of the Executive Board of Directors at BENEO. 
(Photo: BENEO, PR023)BENEO, a leading manufacturer of functional ingredients for food, feed and pharma is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Mike Eberle as the newest member of its Executive Board of Directors at BENEO GmbH, effective from 1st March 2024. In his new role, Eberle will be responsible for overseeing Operations at BENEO.

BENEO élargit son portefeuille végétal avec des alternatives à la viande de bœuf

BENEO élargit son portefeuille végétal avec des alternatives à la viande de bœuf. 
(Photo: BENEO, PR021)Lors du salon Fi Europe 2023 qui s’est tenu à Francfort du 28 au 30 novembre, BENEO a dévoilé la prochaine étape de son programme de développement de produits végétaux. Fort de son succès dans l’acquisition de Meatless B.V. l’année dernière, le fabricant d’ingrédients prévoit en effet d’élargir son portefeuille de produits semi-finis début 2024 avec des bouchées et de la viande hachée de bœuf d’origine végétale de la marque Meatless®. Grâce à sa technologie hautement innovante, BENEO offre aux fabricants un moyen adaptable et efficace d’exploiter la tendance végétale, avec des produits de substitution à la texture authentiquement moelleuse et semblable à celle de la viande de bœuf.

Microbiota modulation with prebiotic chicory root fibre shows mood improvement

Microbiota modulation with prebiotic chicory root fibre shows mood improvement. 
(Photo: BENEO, PR020)A new study, conducted by Jackson et al., demonstrates that the intake of the prebiotic dietary fibre oligofructose alone, or in combination with the human milk oligosaccharide 2’fucosyllactose, promotes a significant increase in Bifidobacteria in the gut and can result in substantial improvements in mood in healthy adults with mild to moderate feelings of anxiety and depression.

BENEO Announces Extension of its Fibre Portfolio with Barley Beta-Glucans

Barley-ears. (Photo: BENEO, PR019)BENEO is pleased to announce the launch of its first barley beta-glucans ingredient, Orafti® β-Fit. Offering unique health benefits, including positive impacts on heart health and blood sugar management, Orafti® β-Fit is a natural and clean label wholegrain barley flour with 20% beta-glucans. It is a significant extension of the company’s functional fibre product range and is available worldwide. Orafti® β-Fit is on-trend with consumers’ focus on sustainability, with plant-based and wholegrain ingredients being preferred when making food choices. As a more affordable solution in the beta-glucans category, it offers additional value for both manufacturers and consumers alike.

BENEO invests six million Euro in starch drying capacity

BENEO invests six million Euro in starch drying capacity. (Photo: BENEO, PR016)BENEO, a leading manufacturer of functional ingredients for food, feed and pharma, is investing six million Euro in new drying capacity at its Wijgmaal factory to keep pace with growing demand for its specialty rice starch ingredients. The installation of a new drum dryer, housed within a newly constructed 1,000m2 facility, will deliver a 50% expansion in capacity for producing clean label pre-cooked rice starches with special properties/added benefits. The investment will also create six new full-time jobs at the factory, which already employs 200 people and has a proud tradition of 160 years in the Wijgmaal area.

BENEO Increases its Ingredient Solutions for Sugar Reduction

BENEO Increases its Ingredient Solutions for Sugar Reduction. (Photo: BENEO, PR017)BENEO, one of the leading manufacturers of functional ingredients, has announced the expansion of its portfolio with the launch of Beneo-scL85, a short-chain fructooligosaccharide (scFOS). The new variant offers customers greater versatility for sugar replacement and enrichment of foods with dietary fibre.

BENEO provides local rice farmers in Laos with farm machinery

BENEO provides local rice farmers in Laos with farm machinery (Photo: BENEO, PR015)BENEO’s rice ingredients production site in Wijgmaal, Belgium, has changed the long-term working life of more than a hundred small-scale farmers in Laos, thanks to the provision of harvesting and threshing machinery. This investment reflects BENEO’s commitment to its stakeholders throughout the entire supply chain and has enabled the business to strengthen its farm level partnerships even further.

BENEO Reduces Specific Energy Consumption While Increasing Production Capacity of Chicory Root Fibres

BENEO Reduces Specific Energy Consumption While Increasing Production Capacity of Chicory Root Fibres. (Photo: BENEO, PR013)BENEO, one of the leading manufacturers of functional ingredients, is demonstrating how supply security and sustainability can go hand in hand. While increasing global capacity for its prebiotic chicory root fibres by 30%, thanks to a 90 million Euro investment into its production plant in Pemuco, Chile, it is reducing specific energy consumption by 35% at the same time.

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