Bühler and Givaudan are partnering to build an innovation center dedicated to plant-based food in Singapore, which will open later this year.
The new facility, located at Givaudan Woodlands site, will be jointly run by the two companies, bringing together a pilot plant featuring Bühler extrusion and processing equipment and a kitchen and flavor laboratory by Givaudan. Experts from both companies will support the facility.
“Companies are increasingly aware of the urgent need to collaborate to make an impact on the climate and nutrition challenges of this century. Universities, startups, and companies need to come together to innovate and find more sustainable ways to produce food. This is what this innovation center is all about, and we are pleased we found a like-minded partner to bring this vision to life in Asia, home to half of the world’s population,” said Ian Roberts, CTO of Bühler.
The innovation center will welcome food processing companies, startups, and university researchers looking to develop novel plant-based food products. Bühler’s equipment and processing expertise combined with Givaudan’s flavor, taste, ingredient, and product development expertise will create a synergy that will benefit those developing new products, particularly when using wet or dry extrusion.
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