Limagrain starts bioplastics project in Brazil

Published: September 26, 2012 6:00 am ET

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ENNEZAT, FRANCE (Sept. 26, 11:45 a.m. ET) — Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients of France has started a project to build a facility to produce biolice bioplastic granules in Brazil. Biolice is a material that uses maize cereal flour as feedstock and which is biodegradable and compostable.

Ennezat-based LCI, which is a division of grains company Groupe Limagrain, is building its plant in Pato Branco, Parana state. The 2,000 square meter factory is scheduled to start operating in the third quarter of 2013 with an annual production capacity of 8,000 metric tons of biolice.

Speaking at the plant’s inauguration, Damien Bourgarel, vice president at LCI, said: “It is a great pleasure for me to lay the first stone of this factory, which will play a part in forming a genuine waste composting chain in Brazil. This project is working with the Guerra family, which is already working with Limagrain in maize seeds in Brazil, and is leading the way in agribusiness in the country.”

LCI said it aims to grow its bioplastics business around the world, with India and China also named as target markets.


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