Cargill Opens Technology Center in Brazil
According to the company, the new center will serve as a regional product development hub, particularly for Argentina and Venezuela apart from promoting and facilitating the exchange of best practices across Latin America.
Sergio Rial, senior vice president of Cargill, said: â€œCargill's Latin American business is growing rapidly and our customers - local, regional and global - are increasingly turning to Cargill to help them develop new products and improve the formulations of existing products.
â€œThis exciting new facility unites our diverse technical capabilities and ingredient portfolio under one roof and enables Cargill to efficiently partner with customers and the academic community to develop meaningful new consumer products.â€
The new center features multiple laboratories to serve customers in the beverage, baking, confectionery, convenience foods and dairy categories. It also includes a flavor and aroma laboratory, and an industrial lab to create and develop ingredients and applications for the paper, textile, corrugated and biopolymer market.
In addition to application development, the new facility will enable activities including product sensorial analysis, prototype development, ingredient creation and evaluation, consumer testing, and food preparation and tasting in the culinary center.
The building technology will help Cargill save 900,000 liters of water per year and reduce energy demand by about 22 percent, and potentially 40 percent on sunny days.
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