Palsgaard to double capacity at carbon-neutral Danish facility

By Gill Hyslop contact

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The upgrade to its Danish facility falls within Palsgaard's carbon-neutral commitment. Pic: Palsgaard
The upgrade to its Danish facility falls within Palsgaard's carbon-neutral commitment. Pic: Palsgaard

Related tags: Palsgaard, Sustainability, CO2 emissions, Emulsions

The emulsifier specialist is investing DKK750m (€100m) to more than double production capacity at its Juelsminde facility by 2024.

The expansion adds to the recently installed emulsifier pellet line with a capacity of 10,000 tonnes, which is currently being commissioned.

The capital will be used to construct multiple new reaction, distillation and esterification plants. A new spray cooling tower – which will add a minimum additional 30,000 tonnes to the facility’s spray capacity – is expected to be fully operational by first quarter of 2023.

“This project is another major milestone in our development,”​ said Jakob Thøisen, Palsgaard’s CEO.

“By 2024 we will be able to double our current production capacity – something which took over a century to reach. It is the result of a decade of significant global growth for our business.”

Palsgaard CEO Jakob Thøisen

“[Sustainability] was a very important consideration in the planning process for the new investment”

​Jakob Thøisen, CEO, Palsgaard

The upgrade to the Jeulsminde facility falls within Palsgaard’s commitment to sustainability. In 2019, the company became the first global emulsifier producer to achieve CO2​-neutral production across its global facilities.

“We have a number of new initiatives, including establishing a solar park and a biogas facility, which will provide the necessary power and waste management infrastructure to enable the new production capacity to also be carbon neutral,”​ added Thøisen.

“This aspect was a very important consideration in the planning process for the new investment.”

Related topics: Ingredients, Manufacturers, Sustainability

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