A strategic partnership has taken shape in the specialty meat segment. Cargill announced that it has teamed up with Sustainable Fuel Plant (SFP) Zeeland—a subsidiary of SFP Group—to take its first step into large-scale biogas production.
“Our vision at Cargill is to reimagine how we grow and move food around the world more sustainably—nourishing people and protecting the planet,” Alexis Cazin, President of Cargill Europe’s bioenergy, grains, and oilseeds business, explains. “Biogas from waste and residues has the potential to power Cargill assets and decarbonize our own supply chains, as well as our customers. This means that there is huge potential to expand renewable energy across Cargill’s global network and through our value chain. By entering the biogas segment, we are laying a solid foundation to decarbonize our future.”
SFP Zeeland produces sustainable biomethane, which enables customers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and meet their sustainability targets. It is produced by the breakdown of organic residues, valorizing a wide range of waste streams and contributing to a circular economy. When cleaned up and upgraded to natural gas standards, biogas is sold as biomethane and used in similar applications, such as in transport, heating, and industrial use, according to a press release.
Through this partnership, Cargill would provide additional decarbonization solutions for its customers and improve the value of its core food, feed, and biofuel assets. This is done all while playing a key role in the decarbonization of the food and transport sector.
“SFP Zeeland has extensive experience in the biogas industry and adopts a circular economy approach,” Cazin continued. “Rather than being dependent on specific feedstock, they focus on the ability to handle the lowest grades of waste feedstock, adding to optionality and flexibility for the future. It is also located near various Cargill assets, including its bioenergy plants, all of which have waste streams that collectively create a unique opportunity to valorize.”
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