CREDIT: Starch Europe – http://www.starch.eu
The facility in Gasselternijveen will be staying in operation for longer and is expected to process the last potatoes in April. This is much later than normal and means that the new facility for high quality proteins can be used for as long as possible during this campaign.
The potato harvest campaign is now entering its final stage. The campaign was notable for its late and difficult start owing to the weather conditions. Even once the campaign was properly underway there were a number of challenges, such as the investments at the Gasselternijveen location.
The potatoes that have been delivered to Avebe so far are on average of good quality. At over 20%, the starch percentage remains lower than last year’s high contents, but higher than earlier on in this campaign. The volume is in line with the long-term average, with big regional differences. The tare percentage is around the long-term average.