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June 30, 2023 | News

Emission to Energy SteamClosure is step towards emissions-free factory

The process of drying out potato puree to make flakes produces emissions in the form of steam. Until recently, this steam was still being released into the outside world through flues, wasting energy and polluting the landscape with visible and smellable emissions. With the introduction of the E2E SteamClosure those days are over, says the…

March 31, 2023 | News

Dutch companies envision more sustainable Indian potato value chains

In a recent news release, the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality reports that (Indo-)Dutch companies believe they can help establish more sustainable value chains for potato farmers who are struggling to get remunerative prices in certain regions of India.

March 21, 2023 | News

Consortium offers Kenyan potato farmers access to inputs, finance and markets

Potato farmers in Kenya’s Nyandarua county will benefit from the recent signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) by a consortium supporting the local potato supply chain, AgricoPSA reports. The producer of Kenyan certified seed potatoes declares the signing of the MoU in Nyandarua county earlier this month as an important milestone in establishing the…

March 21, 2023 | Articles

Aviko invests to meet growth ambitions

In the Belgian town of Poperinge, in the middle of the Western European ‘potato belt’, Aviko has invested 200 million euros in a state-of-the-art French-fry factory. To meet the growing global demand for potato products as well as the company’s growth ambitions, the company plans to produce 175,000 tons of frozen chips and 12,000 tons…

December 21, 2022 | Articles

Potato professor obtains another PhD again: ‘On Processing Potato’

’Anyone interested in potato processing and people who want to learn about an innovative research approach’, are potential readers of his most recent doctoral research, according to Anton Haverkort. On 14 September, Haverkort obtained his doctorate for the second time, this time on an extensive research project on potato processing, entitled: On Processing Potato.

November 08, 2022 | News

Lutosa invests 45 million euro in new potato flakes factory to meet growing global demand

Lutosa, a member of the McCain Group, officially inaugurated its new potato flakes factory in Leuze-en-Hainaut (Wallonia, Belgium) on November 3rd, 2022.

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