Phyto Organix Foods has announced plans to invest CAD 225 million (approx. $175.6 million) to build a new net zero-emission plant protein facility in Strathmore, Alberta, Canada.
According to Phyto Organix, the 100,000-square-foot plant will represent the largest-ever capital investment in Strathmore. The plant will serve as a base for Phyto Organix to innovate and grow its plant protein business.
The company will use proprietary wet fractionation technology to annually process 40,000 metric tonnes of yellow peas – grown within 75km of the facility – into soluble and insoluble protein isolates, processed fibre and starch, and dietary pea hull fibre.
The facility will be able to recycle 75% of its process water and will be powered with low-emission energy sources.
Chris Theal, founder, president and CEO of Phyto Organix, said: “Our CAD 225 million investment will generate over CAD 120 million of annual GDP, employ 80 Albertans and yield tangible economic diversification in the town of Strathmore and the province of Alberta. Our team has designed a net-zero facility to produce food products that embody our core values of health, wellness and sustainability. We are energised to lead the plant protein industry in Alberta.”
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