Cargill has completed an expansion and modernisation project at its integrated soybean crush and refined oils facility in Sidney, Ohio, US.
The upgraded plant came online in September, aiming to help Cargill better serve farmers and meet the growing demand for soy products across food and feed as well as renewable fuel markets.
Almost doubling the facility’s previous crush capacity, the expansion will offer greater access to soybean meal and hulls. Customers’ on-site experience will also be improved, Cargill said, as they will be able to more quickly and efficiently receive soybeans and load out products.
Cargill’s crush facility originally opened in 1978, with the refinery added a decade later. Today it links soybean farmers in the region with customers nearby and around the globe. Its upgrade is among several of Cargill’s efforts to modernise and increase capacity across its North American oilseeds network.
Justin Rismiller, US crush soy commercial leader for Cargill, commented: “We’ve been in business for 45 years here, and we appreciate the long-standing relationships with local farmers, food and feed customers, and the local community”.
He added: “This has been a complex project, as we continued to run the existing plant during construction. Thanks to our dedicated team, we are able to provide a state-of-the-art facility to better serve our customers and the community for generations to come.”
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