MARKET ANALYSIS

DLG GROUP INVESTS HEAVILY IN PEA PROTEINS IN GERMANY

DLG subsidiary HaGe has just entered a collaboration with other players to build a factory in northern Germany, which will produce highly processed pea proteins for the food industry with further developed technology and processes. With its participation, HaGe will ensure local production of sustainable raw materials and be a purchaser of by-products for use in the feed industry. DLG CEO Kristian Hundebøll said: “At DLG, we set an ambitious goal that the group will be climate neutral by 2050. With the establishment of a pea protein factory in Germany, we are sending a clear signal about where we are on the way to.

From mid-May start producing green proteins from organic grass and alfalfa in West Jutland, which in the future can become an important component in the livestock industry.

According to the plan, the pea protein factory in northern Germany will be completed in 2023. When production runs, the full capacity will be up to 50,000 tons per year.