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Growth meat substitutes offers opportunities for producers

The demand for meat alternatives is growing rapidly. Manufacturers need plant-based raw materials. That increased demand provides opportunities for producers of protein crops, says Frank Giezen who is the CEO of meat substitute producer Ojah. Whether you find meat substitutes useless or meaningful, fact remains that the demand for these products has increased in recent years. The market is still in development. An average Dutch household spends about 13 euros to meat substitutes and 224 euros to processed meat. But analysts at ABN Amro predict a growth of 10 percent in 2020. Ojah, manufacturer for various high end brands, expects an increase of 50 percent of their own production this year. Giezen for sure knows that the increasing demand creates opportunities for growers in the Netherlands. ‘100 percent’. Western Europe

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Ojah BV announces the launch of ‘The World’s First Vegan Ribs’

Ochten, The Netherlands – Ojah BV will launch the world’s first vegan ribs in December, during the Food Ingredients Europe trade show in Paris. The ribs are made with Ojah’s newly developed texture, called Heppi™. The World’s First Vegan Ribs The World’s First Vegan Ribs will seduce even hardcore meat lovers and, according to Joeri Hollink, Head of Product Development, “will be dripping all over your lips and spoil your favourite T-shirt”. No neighbourhood BBQ, family dinner, or rib burger to-go will ever be the same again. The ribs come as a ‘rack’ of approximately 10 ribs, making them ideal for grilling on a BBQ or for quickly warming-up in the oven. As the ribs are boneless, they can be served on a bun to create a vegan rib burger.

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Solardarity delivers 2500 solar panels for industrial estate Ochten

On the roofs of Fruityline and Ojah, 2500 new glass/glass Solitek solar panels were placed that produce more than 800,000 MWp for the production of fresh fruit juices and the plant-based meat alternative Plenti. The total area is now 1,5 MWp of glass/glass panels. The supplier of the solar panels is Solardarity. They also coordinated the project and took care of the engineering. The choice for glass/glass panels is based on the long life span, the fire resistancy of the panels (class A) and the very limited degradation. This all ensures the efficiency of the panels remains high. Solitek panels are produced in Lithuania, entirely using renewable energy. Solardarity imports these state-of-the-art panels. Ojah dreams of a plant-based revolution and wants to stimulate this transition with the production of sustainable,

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Ojah announces Joint Venture with Korys & Kerry Taste & Nutrition

20th April 2018: Kerry, the Taste and Nutrition company, as part of its ambition to become a market leader in the supply of innovative plant proteins, has just announced a joint venture with Ojah BV, market leading pioneer in the production of plant-based meat alternatives based in the Netherlands. Kerry Taste and Nutrition will become the majority shareholder of the company, next to management and Korys, the investment holding of the Belgian Colruyt family. Going forward, Korys and Kerry will co-control the joint venture. This new partnership will focus on strengthening relations with current customers, establishing international opportunities and developing new plant-based products. This joint venture combines Ojah’s proprietary technology to produce “best-in-class” plant-based protein products, with Kerry’s 40 years of food focussed heritage, its extensive global insights and marketplace

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Ojah at the Fi Europe

Ojah will exhibit again on this year’s FI Europe (food ingredients) in Frankfurt. FI Europe is the biggest food ingredient fair in Europe, bringing together the world’s leading food and beverage suppliers, research and development, production and marketing specialists. On November the 28th till the 30th we welcome you at our stand in Hall 11.1, number H80. During the fair we will present our Plenti assortment together with our latest developments. Click for more information on the FI Europe 2017

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