In September, a waste-free starch production plant will start operating on the basis of CPG Ukraine in Lviv region. The company positions it as the most modern and greenest of its kind in the country, according to SEEDS.
The potato processing plant will also produce proteins and fiber in addition to starch. The project is part of the Green Planet initiative, which is being implemented with the support of the USAID Competitive Economy of Ukraine Program.
According to Yuriy Pulgun, Development Director of CPG Ukraine, the company will use new production technologies, which will speed up the process and save resources.
“Usually the potatoes are taken to the factory, washed and sorted there. We will use a special mobile line with which we will wash and sort potatoes in the field. It will arrive at the enterprise already clean and ready for further processing. Therefore, the plant itself will use less water and there will be no need to remove soil, ”the specialist notes.