The agribusiness giant and commodities trader Cargill is in talks with Brazil’s Copersucar to exit their sugar trading joint-venture, Alvean, and focus on its food processing and meat production businesses, according to Reuters and Bloomberg.
Cargill and Virent partner to elicit the potential of BioForming technology for the production of drop-in fuels and chemicals [Full subscriber]
Cargill and Virent, Inc. are partnering to evaluate the use of Cargill’s corn dextrose as a feedstock to Virent’s BioForming technology for the production of “drop-in” low-carbon biofuels and biochemicals.
Cargill secures exclusive licence for Proctor & Gamble’s technology to produce biobased acrylic acid [Full subscriber]
The multinational consumer goods company Proctor & Gamble (P&G) has granted the agribusiness Cargill an exclusive license that allows Cargill to further develop and commercialize the proprietary technology developed by P&G that converts lactic acid into biobased acrylic acid.
Cargill-DSM joint venture commence commercial scale production of stevia substitute sweetener [Full subscriber]
Avansya, a joint venture between Cargill and Royal DSM, recently announced it has started commercial scale production of a new sugar substitute that mimics stevia, but without using any of the plant.
The sweetener is deemed safe for people to consume in food and beverages. But Cargill faces an enormous marketing challenge with its breakthrough ingredient as it is produced with the aid of synthetic biology. Discerning millennial generation, foodies and activists around the world particular about food origins, labels and health claims represent a real challenge.