SiccaDania China presented at the 2019 Annual Potato Starch Special Committee Member Conference and China Potato Starch Industry Summit in Hefei (Anhui province).
The China Starch Industry Association event has the purpose to present and discuss industry developments and national standards, challenges and new technologies for the potato production business in China. Among the presenters were representatives from the central government and from COFCO, China’s largest food processor, manufacturer and trader.
With an annual output of 96 million tons of potato, China is producing some 25% of the global potato harvest.
Earlier this year, a Chinese delegation was visiting European starch producers and equipment suppliers including our office in Veendam, Netherlands. In the current government plan, environmental protection has a central position and measures are effectively introduced. The potato starch industry in China is looking for possibilities to manufacture end products with higher value more efficiently and at the same time, reduce the waste amount and energy consumption.
Siccadania was asked to present the “One-In-All-Out” crop processing concept and the Innovation Centre‘s capabilities in Denmark. One in – all out is a step in the process of sustainable production. The SiccaDania One-In-All-Out concept aims to optimise revenues in situations like increasing demand for raw materials in a growing industry, climate influences and problems with plant diseases.
The SiccaDania One-In-All-Out concept refers to the complete valorisation of the tuberiform raw material in the starch industry, such as tapioca and potatoes. With the One-In-All-Out concept, it is possible to utilise all side streams and out streams, such as wastewater, to produce for example disposable water and liquid fertiliser.
With this concept, we have managed to keep consumption as low as 2m3 freshwater per 1 ton of starch on a dry base in the wet process. This is the result of smart process design and highly efficient production equipment.