Roquette announces the launch of its first protein isolate derived from fava beans.

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Ingredients

Roquette Launches its First Fava Bean Protein Isolate for Plant-Based Meat, Dairy & Baked Goods

Global plant-based ingredients company Roquette announces the launch of NUTRALYS Fava S900M for Europe and North America. The NPD is Roquette’s first protein isolate derived from fava beans and the latest addition to its NUTRALYS pea protein range and other rice F&B solutions. The new ingredient aims to expand food manufacturers’ plant protein options, enabling them to offer meat and dairy alternatives that cater to health-conscious and environmentally aware consumers without compromising on taste and indulgence. Romain Joly, Global Head of Proteins Business Line at Roquette, shares, “Part of the pulse family, fava beans have long been valued for their properties in textured applications, but in recent years, the focus has shifted to its ability to deliver high protein levels and leverage sensory attributes. Through …

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Roquette Introduces 4 New Pea Protein Ingredients for Improved Taste and Texture in Plant-Based Foods

Leading ingredient manufacturer Roquette announces the launch of four multifunctional pea proteins designed to improve taste and texture in plant-based and protein-rich foods. The French company, which currently operates in more than 100 countries through more than 30 manufacturing sites, broadens its portfolio with four specialized pea protein ingredients: NUTRALYS® Pea F853M (isolate), NUTRALYS® H85 (hydrolysate), and two textured variants, NUTRALYS® T Pea 700FL and NUTRALYS® T Pea 700M. These innovations are tailored to overcome common issues in incorporating plant proteins into food and beverage products, offering enhanced texture and protein density for items like nutritional bars, protein drinks, and plant-based meat and dairy alternatives. The NUTRALYS® Pea F853M isolate is described as offering exceptional gel strength, facilitating the creation of meat alternatives and plant-based …

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Roquette opens customer experience center in Singapore

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Company News

Roquette Opens Customer Center for Asian Plant-Based Innovations in Singapore

As part of its Asia Pacific Innovation Center, Roquette has launched a customer center in Singapore to support clients with plant-based innovations that suit the Asian palate. This is the third facility that the French company launched this year, including the recently opened food innovation centre in Lestrem, France. The new customer center will foster company collaborations to bring products beyond Singapore and will offer its customers the best solutions and ingredients to support the development of products — from idea to the plate. According to Roquette, since Asian customers are interested in healthier plant-based alternatives after the pandemic, the new Roquette facility will be pivotal in building innovative and sustainable food experiences to address consumers’s preferences. A report by Food Frontier has revealed that five Asian countries, …

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Ingredients

Demand for Plant Protein Ingredients Outgrows Soy, Giving Rise to Innovations from Peas to Upcycled Broccoli

The demand for plant protein is growing worldwide due to consumer interest in alternative proteins, awareness of the benefits of plant-based diets, and the environmental impact of animal agriculture. In response, the global market for plant protein ingredients is projected to reach US$ 11 billion by 2033, according to a Fact-MR report. Some of the key drivers of the market include the increasing demand for plant-based meat and dairy, the growing popularity of protein beverages and supplements, and the rising interest in natural and organic food products. Key players, recent launches Ingredient companies make isolates or concentrates, using technological advancements such as new extraction methods and looking for novel plant sources for protein. Soy is the most studied and widely used source of plant protein …

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Company News

Roquette Opens €4.5M Food Innovation Centre: “We See This Opening as an Innovation Boost for the Global Food Sector”

Global leader in plant-based ingredients, Roquette celebrated yesterday the launch of a new €4.5 million food innovation centre in Lestrem, France.  As demand for new, healthier, and more sustainable diets grows, Roquette’s Food Innovation Center will foster innovation and accelerate the launch of novel products. The center will be a “key part” of the company’s R&D global network and a unique place to develop a more collaborative relationship with customers, Roquette said in the announcement. “The ultimate goal of the Food Innovation Center is to partner with food industry players to speed up innovation, from the earliest stage of product development. To ensure this is possible, the teams can rely upon a worldwide network, as well as in-house expertise, co-development sessions, and technical training. The site …

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Health

Roquette & PharmaBiome to Create “Cutting-Edge” Prebiotics With Predictive Microbiome Technology

PharmaBiome and Roquette have announced an agreement to design brand-new nutrition and health ingredients known as microbiome-targeted fibers. The partnership involves utilizing PharmaBiome’s proprietary NicheMap technology to screen and formulate “cutting-edge” prebiotics using novel soluble fibers developed by Roquette. Knowing the structural characteristics of a prebiotic made from fibers is vital in producing new ingredients with specific health properties, PharmaBiome explains. Supplementing diets with fiber “This project with PharmaBiome will allow Roquette to offer new microbiome-targeted fibers with scientifically proven health benefits. We are very pleased by the results of this continued collaboration which reinforces our commitment to delivering plant-based innovative ingredients to the food, nutrition, and health sectors,” said Dr. Laetitia Guérin-Deremaux, head of nutrition and health R&D at Roquette. Roquette, a leading global …

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Milk- and Dairy Alternatives

France 2030 Funds New Project to Stimulate Plant-Based Dairy Innovation

The French government has committed €8.3 million as part of its France 2030 actions to support a new project that will stimulate local plant-based dairy innovation. The initiative, called AlinOVeg, “Innovating in plant-based food”, has been launched by six French players: Roquette, Agri Obtentions, Eurial, Greencell, INRAE, and the Université Lumière Lyon 2. The French public investment bank, Bpifrance, will operate the collaborative project funded with a total budget of €11.4 million. The largest collaborative innovation project AlinOVeg aims to stimulate French innovations in plant-based dairy, including cheese and desserts, generate new markets and accelerate the transition to sustainable foods in France.  The project also includes empowering farmers to develop and grow a sustainable local plant-based ingredients sector, focusing on peas and fava beans, key …

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Ingredients

Japan’s Daiz to Expand its “Miracle Meat” Internationally Through Roquette Deal

Plant protein leader Roquette announces an investment and business partnership with the Japanese plant-based meat ingredients company Daiz, referred to as the Impossible Foods of Japan. Through the business alliance, the companies will produce the pea-based Miracle Meat  — a texturized vegetable protein originally developed using soy — as part of Roquette’s pea protein portfolio development and Daiz’s market expansion goals. Pierre Courduroux, CEO of Roquette, said: “Our objective is to be the best partner for our customers as they develop delicious products that will encourage more consumers to enjoy plant-based food more often. This investment in Daiz reflects our commitment to developing plant-based ingredients to meet those expectations.” The Impossible Foods of Japan Daiz’s proprietary technology, Ochiai Germination Method, uses plant seed germination and extrusion process …

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Ingredients

Roquette Launches New Organic Pea Ingredients for Healthy and Sustainable Foods

Roquette, a global leader in plant-based ingredients, launches a new organic pea ingredients line with a range of organic pea starch and isolated pea proteins adapted for specialized nutrition, non-dairy or alternative meat categories. The new line is part of the company’s solutions for customers focusing on developing products with organic ingredients to keep up with the growing demand for healthy and sustainable foods. Earlier this year, the company launched NUTRALYS, another range of organic textured proteins for EU and US markets. Senior Vice President of Plant Proteins at Roquette, Jeremy Burks, said: “Our teams created these great products based on consumer needs by leveraging our longstanding expertise in plant proteins and peas. This launch, just five months after NUTRALYS® organic textured protein, reflects Roquette’s …

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Roquette acquires Crest Cellulose

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Investments & Acquisitions

Roquette Acquires Crest Cellulose to Meet Rising Demand for Plant-Based Excipients

Roquette has fully acquired Crest Cellulose, an Indian producer of excipients for the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries. Roquette purchased a majority share in Crest in 2018, and hopes that the recent acquisition will allow it to meet rising demand for plant-based excipients. After becoming a Roquette subsidiary, Crest will help to provide premium quality and pharmacopoeia-compliant solutions to its parent company’s customers. Animal-free excipients currently manufactured by Crest include MICROCEL™ microcrystalline cellulose and Roquette Magnesium Stearate. The acquisition will significantly expand Roquette’s capabilities, allowing it to supply customers throughout India, Asia, and further afield. Plant-based medications With a huge proportion of medications containing ingredients of animal origin, a few companies are working to develop alternatives. Earlier this year, axunio launched the world’s first Vegan Society-certified …

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Ingredients

Beyond Meat Supplier Roquette Launches New Rice Proteins

France and Canada-based Roquette – a family-owned company with a turnover of around €3.5 billion which supplies pea protein to alt meat producers such as Beyond Meat – announces the launch of two rice proteins, adding a new botanical origin to its current portfolio. The move follows last autumn’s announcement that Roquette is to open what it claims to be the world’s largest pea protein plant in Canada. Just this month, the French company launched a new range of textured proteins made from pea and fava for European markets, as pea and fava proteins continue to thrive. NUTRALYS® rice protein will be presented for the first time during the IFT FIRST event, July 10-13, in Chicago. The company states that, with a fine particle size …

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Ingredients

Roquette Launches NUTRALYS Pea and Fava Organic Range of Textured Protein 

Roquette, the French plant-based ingredients specialist, announced today the launch of its new NUTRALYS range of textured proteins made from pea and fava. Produced for European markets, Roquette claims the pea and fava range offers new organic solutions for alt protein food brands.  On a mission to become a leader in plant-based ingredients and a pioneer of plant proteins, Roquette is launching NUTRALYS as more and more consumers are looking toward pea and fava proteins for their sustainability and health benefits. The range of textured proteins is also organic certified, another global trend along with plant-based. Roquette claims the 11 grades of textured proteins offer a wide variety of possibilities in meat and fish alternatives, as well as having a neutral taste and a clean …

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Agriculture / Agribusiness

Protein Industries Canada Invests $4.1M in Better Oat Protein from Oat Canada & Roquette

Nonprofit consortium Protein Industries Canada (PIC) announces a $4.1 million investment to develop novel, nutritionally superior oat ingredients and products, including Canada’s first oat-based protein.  The project, which will involve a collaboration between beverage brand Oat Canada and ingredient supplier Roquette, aims to build on Canada’s status as a leading global oat producer by expanding applications for its vast oat crop. In order to meet growing demand for sustainably produced foods and to strengthen supply chains, the project also hopes to significantly grow Canada’s domestic processing capabilities.  “Increasing our domestic ingredient processing capacity is one of the most important steps in strengthening Canada’s economy and food supply chain, as well as the health of our environment,” says Protein Industries Canada CEO Bill Greuel.  New oat research …

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Ingredients

Study Proves “Exceptional” Nutritional Qualities of Pea Protein

French plant-based ingredients specialist Roquette reports it has proven the “exceptional” properties of pea protein through the results of a recent DIAAS (Digestible Indispensable Amino Acid Score) study on its pea protein. The assessment of nutritional quality of proteins combines factors of digestibility and the composition of amino acids. According to the new study, pea protein concluded with a DIAAS score of 100, as it offers a balanced amino acid profile and an excellent digestibility that fully responds to consumers’ nutritional needs. The plant protein specialist claims that it is the first key player in the pea protein market to use this method, recommended by the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) of the United Nations. Pea as a “key enabler” In an interview with vegconomist, …

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Health

Roquette Develops Gelatin-Free Pea-Based Softgel to Make Medications Vegan-Friendly

Roquette has created a pea-based softgel solution that can be used to make an alternative to gelatin capsules. The new launch will make it easier for companies to produce vegan-friendly medications and supplements. Made from pea starch, carrageenan, sorbitol, and a gelling agent, Roquette’s ready-to-use pharmaceutical-grade solution is called LYCAGEL™ Premix. It is fully plant-based and meets EU and US standards for both pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products. The solution allows manufacturers to easily make capsules with comparable characteristics to the conventional gelatin-based variety. These characteristics include strength, seal integrity, quick drying time with no stickiness, fast disintegration, and no cross-linking. The capsules also have a higher processing temperature suitability than gelatin. Animal-free pharmaceuticals Around 70% of medications contain ingredients of animal origin. Surveys suggest that …

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Market & Trends

Market Report Reveals Two Key Categories For Pea Protein Growth as Global Production Ramps up

Future Market Insights (FMI)‘s latest report on the pea protein ingredients market reveals two key categories for growth in the pea protein ingredients market. At the same time, leading pea protein suppliers PURIS and Roquette are ramping up production to meet future demand. The pea protein market grew at a 6.4% CAGR between 2016 and 2020. Increasing awareness regarding the benefits of pea protein ingredients has accelerated the sales to be poised to total US$ 1.25 Bn in 2021. Apart from health benefits, the pea protein ingredients market is poised to expand at a 7.2% CAGR between 2021 and 2031 as a result of the growing trend for veganism across the globe, with the fastest-growing vegan populations localized in the US, India, the UK, and …

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Investments & Finance

Roquette Backs South Korea’s Advanced Protein Technologies in €15M Funding for Human Milk Prebiotics 

South Korean biotech company Advanced Protein Technologies (APTech), has secured a new funding round totaling €15 million for its development of Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMOs). The funding included backing from French ingredient giant Roquette’s investment arm.   A producer of new prebiotics, APTech is developing technology for the production of more HMOs found in higher concentrations than in human milk. Leading international food companies include HMOs in their infant formula and baby food owing to its various proven direct health benefits, with the HMO annual market potential currently forecast at $1.5bn for 2026.  The equity was raised from new and existing investors including Roquette Ventures and will be used to commercialize APTech’s HMOs which have recently been authorized by the US Food and Drug Administration as …

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Company News

French Plant-Based Producer Roquette Will Open “World’s Largest” Pea Protein Plant in Canada

French plant-based ingredients specialist Roquette is to open what it claims to be the world’s largest pea protein plant in Canada. Together with its plant in France, the company aims to achieve unrivaled pea protein production on both sides of the Atlantic and consolidate its position as a key player in the current global food revolution. As Canada grows more peas than any other country in the world, Roquette is looking to establish itself in the Manitoba region which is becoming the “Silicon Valley of Plant-Based Proteins,” according to the company. This project is part of Roquette’s global half a billion euros investment program to ensure a secure, safe, and sustainable supply of plant proteins.   When combined with its plant in Vic-sur-Aisne, France, Roquette’s pea-processing …

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Investments & Finance

Roquette Opens New €11M Plant Protein Center of Expertise in France

French plant-based ingredients specialist Roquette has announced the opening of a dedicated center of expertise for plant protein. The new plant protein center will serve as an R&D accelerator to fuel Roquette’s strategy for a new plant-based gastronomy. Based in Vic-Sur-Aisne, France, the new 2,000 square meter plant will enlarge the field of possibilities in terms of food innovation, new protein development, and new production technologies for Roquette. Employing 131 people, the new site has received an investment of €11 million from Roquette and its partners, and will allow the testing of innovative ingredients, as well as further development of existing ones like wheat and pea.  “More Than Half a Billion Euros” After recently giving Chilean food tech disruptor NotCo its Innovation Challenge award, this …

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NotCo Wins the Roquette Innovation Challenge at the Future Food-Tech Summit

Thanks to an inspiring pitch, fast-growing Chilean start-up NotCo has been awarded the Innovation Challenge from Roquette, a global leader in plant-based ingredients and pioneer of plant proteins. Known for its pioneering approach, NotCo will benefit from Roquette’s expertise in food, nutrition and health in the future. Thirty seven international food entrepreneurs involved in the plant-based food revolution took part in the Roquette Innovation Challenge, held at the Future Food-Tech Summit in New York. Three finalists were shortlisted and presented yesterday on the benefits of plant-based ideas contributing to the emergence of a new gastronomy. The winner is NotCo, a promising company founded in 2015 in Santiago, Chile, by Matias Muchnick, Pablo Zamora and Karim Pichara. NotCo is a food tech company that produces plant-based …

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