Beta Pura GmbH, a joint venture between sugar producer Amalgamated Sugar Company and European fruit, starch, and sugar group AGRANA, recently started operations at its new US$43 million crystalline betaine production facility in Tulln, Austria.
Austria – Inadequate beet supply forces closure of Agrana’s one of two sugar factories [Full subscriber]
The listed fruit, sugar and starch group Agrana is to close its beet sugar factory in Leopoldsdorf next year due to significant drop in sugar beet production, making it unviable to support two factories, according to local press reports.
Together with the US sugar producer The Amalgamated Sugar Company, the fruit, starch, sugar company Agrana is building a € 40 million betaine crystallization plant in Tulln, Austria.
The natural betaine product, also known as trimethylglycine, is extracted from sugar beet molasses and available in two varieties: initially as liquid betaine molasses and later as a powdered option on a carrier.