According to PotatoPro, the Danish Potato Starch manufacturer KMC,  is forecasting price increases.

At the beginning of 2013, Danish Potato Starch Manufacturer KMC offers their view on the starch supply situation in the new year:

Chief Commercial Officer Bjarne Larsen expects the global undersupply of raw materials to continue into 2013. Economic growth especially in Asia continues to increase global demand for raw materials when at the same time especially the US harvest of corn turned out to be very disappointing.

Corn starch being by far the most dominant volume starch type combined with the fact that the US is the dominant corn producer means that the disappointing US corn harvest has presented significant supply issues for starch customers around the world.

The production of European potato starch seems to be below normal this year with significant differences between the leading European producers. Production in Germany is expected to be clearly below normal, in Netherlands somewhat below normal and in Denmark slightly above normal. With European potato starch having only a relatively limited global market share, this year’s potato starch production will not change the current overall starch under-supply situation.

Consequently, starch pricing for the coming months are expected to be increasing over the coming months.

Source: PotatoPro

As featured on AVEBE.com

AVEBE achieved a net profit of 32.1 million euros with a turnover of 595.5 million euros. This represents an increase in the net result of over 60% compared to the previous year (19.8 million euros). The turnover for that year was 565.3 million euros.

Over financial year 2011/2012 AVEBE was on average able to achieve good market prices. The good harvest brought an end to the scarcity of potato starch that marked financial year 2010/2011.

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Avebe has added extra applications for its Etenia™ potato starch range, this time to enable lower levels of fat in cream cheese and ice-cream.

Etenia™  is said to have applications both in terms of fat replacement but also for hydrocolloid (guar gum, locust bean) substitutes in cream cheese and ice-cream.

“We are getting close to 0% fat reduction levels for cream cheese with Etenia,” explained Cindy Semeijn AVEBE’s Market Manager.  She added that hydrocolloid replacement with Etenia starches ensures dairy brand owners can appeal to increasing clean label demands, as they don’t have to add E-Numbers to the ingredients list.

In the EU Etenia™ can be labelled simply as ‘starch’.

Further Information:

please contact us for more information, samples and application guides on Etenia™

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From the AVEBE Press Centre

The AVEBE 2011/2012 starch campaign started this week with the supply of starch potatoes to the factory in Gasselternijveen.

The factories in Germany will begin processing on 15th August and the factory in Ter Apelkanaal will start on 22nd August.

Due to a continuous high demand for AVEBE products the campaign is commencing early.

So far, the growing season for starch potatoes has been somewhat erratic. Due to the drought in the spring followed by frost and locally hail a part of the potato crops will not achieve their maximum yield. The recent rainfall has been helpful for the development of the crops. However, the growing conditions in August are now of great importance for the size of the final harvest. Also the weather in September and October is critical for a successful harvest operation.

AVEBE U.A.August 2011

Veendam, 31st Jan 2011


ETENIA™ NT is an exciting new potato based ingredient for confectionery, introduced by AVEBE.

ETENIA™ NT meets consumer trends such as natural, clean label and vegetarian. ETENIA™ NT enables a range of new and appealing consumer products through its unique and functional texturising and gelling properties.

ETENIA™ NT is based on patented technology and can be used to manufacture excellent clean label wine gums and jellies. ETENIATM NT provides a neutral taste so the aroma’s and final taste of the confectionery product results in higher consumer acceptance.

This new approach is a valuable innovation with the following benefits:

  • Vegetarian
  • Clean label
  • Fresh taste
  • No compromise on taste, texture & bite
  • High consumer appeal
  • Excellent quality and stability
  • Kosher & Halal

About ETENIA™

ETENIA™ is a potato based speciality starch with excellent binding and gelling properties. ETENIA™ is the first thermo reversible gelling and texturising starch. The features of the product and modification basis of this starch lead to an end product with a high clarity, excellent binding and gelling properties. Produced by AVEBE, the world’s leading potato starch producer, and supported by the best application specialists.

Are you interested in testing ETENIA™ NT or require further information?

Please contact us on +44 (0)1789 450 131

AVEBE’s supply-chain of starch potatoes continues uninterrupted despite the frost and wintry conditions.

Currently over half the expected potato harvest for this year has already been processed.

Due to August and September floods, and the early on-set of winter conditions, just a small percentage of starch potato acreage remains to be harvested. The expected total production of potato starch will be about 20% less than last year.

Potato quality is quite good. Due to the wet harvest conditions, the tare rate is higher than 2009, while the underwater weight (starch content) is about 470 grams. This is 15 grams less than last year’s campaign. It is expected this year’s campaign will conclude, by 1 March 2011, when all starch potatoes will have been processed.

AVEBE & BASF Plant Science start Research & Development cooperation on genetically optimized amylopectin starch potatoes

  • Goal is a more sustainable production of starch potatoes and starch processing
  • Joint development of fungal resistant amylopectin starch potatoes for European farmers
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    At the Food Valley Conference on 8 October 2009 AVEBE received the prestigious Food Valley Award 2009 for its ETENIA™ line of starches.

    ETENIA™ is the new potato based product range from AVEBE that will help food manufacturers meet consumer demand for healthy, wellness oriented, natural and safe foods. ETENIA™ gives a creamy rich texture to low fat products such as yoghurt.

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