4th Starch World EUROPE,

16-18 Oct, 2019 - Copenhagen, DENMARK

Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers

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Competitiveness of the EU Starch Industry in an Evolving World Starch and Sweeteners Market

Navigating Brexit Concerns, Health Campaigns - What will be the Future of EU's Starch Industry?



Starches are the most predominant and versatile class of ingredient in food manufacturing supply chain due to its abundance, nutritional value and flavor, not to mention inexpensive.

While most starches (and fiber) for food production have been largely derived from cereals, the trend for gluten-free and non-GMO has led to a surge in the use of already mainstreamed starch ingredients from roots and tubers ( tapioca and potato starches). There also has been a sudden growth in the use of starches derived from pulse, legumes  and even green banana fruit.

As interest in healthier products, increased protein composition, and cleaner labels increases, natural ingredients and gluten-free options are in high demand.
To meet this,  ingredient suppliers are investing in research and development to deliver native starches, flours with better form and functionalities in a growing list of applications. 

How to select the right starch for your product and what impact the starch will have on your production process ?

How can ingredient suppliers innovate to meet consumers demand for clean label and sugar reduction ?

Developers striving to remove gluten or looking to achieve a clean, consumer-friendly label may want to consider harnessing the functionality of green banana flour. The “functional fruit” is a starch with a chemical composition similar to waxy corn, i.e., 75-80% long-chain amylopectin and 20-25% amylose.

According to market data - In its starch production processes, the European Starch industry produces 5.2 million tonnes of protein products (2017), including wheat proteins such as vital wheat gluten and wheat gluten feed, corn gluten meal and feed, potato proteins and pea proteins.

Is the EU protein balance a new opportunity for  starch producers ?

Will the impending hard Brexit put EU’s starch market under threat ?

CMT’s 4th Starch World EUROPE brings to market a line up of authoritative panel of experts sharing their views and updates on the industry.


  • Beyond Starch: challenging times for EU starch producers but opportunities in the EU bioeconomy and protein plans
  • EU market for plant proteins :  food market segments and outlook
  • Commercializing your protein: functionality versus value
  • Production of Food Proteins from Carbohydrate Crops with Fermentation Technology
  • Masking off notes in plant protein with novel fermentation solution
  • EU Novel Food Regulation in connection with new protein ingredients
  • Outlook for EU starch: crops, products and trade
  • Creating new value from side stream potato starch
  • CRISPR-Cas9 technique for sustainable production of potato starch
  • Going back to basics – rice flour vs rice starch with focus on applications
  • Organic starch market
  • Trend in paper markets, production process & implications for starch suppliers
  • Biobased and compostable thermoplastic resins made from different starches
  • Natural specialty flours & functional applications
  • Innovations to meet consumers’ healthy demand for clean label and sugar reduction
  • Starch taste: oral digestion, sensory perception, and transduction mechanisms
  • Healthy diet and a shared value food system - The case with Matooke (green banana) flour

PLUS an optional site visit tour on the 16th October to Lyckeby Starch Factory, Larsson & Stora Enso Pulp & Paper Mill. Don’t delay. Register NOW with huiyan@cmtsp.com.sg

Optional Site visit to
Lyckeby Starch Factory, Larsson & Stora Enso Pulp & Paper Mill
(16th Oct - Wednesday | 08:00 - 17:30)

Passport required for the visit.
Depart from Crowne Plaza
Arrive Lyckeby

Tour for 2 hours



Lyckeby Starch AB is owned by some 800 potato growing farmers in the soutern parts of Sweden. This gives us a unique opportunity to control the raw material, the quality and traceability We develop and manufacture modern, potato based speciality starch and fiber to industries in the food and paper businesses worldwide.

We operate and control every link in the chain from the culitivation of seed potato and growing the starch potato to the highly specialised production of modern products for applications in the food and paper industries.

Depart Lyckeby

Leave for Larsson


Arrive Larsson
Depart and leave for Stora Enso Pulp & Paper Mill  
Arrive Stora Enso Pulp & Paper Mill
Finish tour and back to Crowne Plaza

Testimonial from 3rd Starch World Europe Oct 2018, FRANCE
Great opportunity for networking.

Interesting event, both because of the lectures and the audience.
GEA Westfalia Separator Process

Starch World Europe is on excellent opportunity to get in touch with all players in the starch worlds and broaden your personal knowledge about starch and starch markets.

Well organized, generally food presenters.
Blattmann Schweiz AG

Good occasion to hear what is happening in the European market and to meet more people from the industry.
Meelunie BV

The place where the European starch processing industry meets, connects and discuss. Very well organized, good networking place!

Be a Sponsor or Exhibitor!

This event is an excellent platform to promote your organization to influential players and investors in the industry. Sponsorship opportunities available include Corporate, Exclusive luncheon & Cocktail sponsor.

Exhibition / catalogue display can be arranged upon request. Contact fiona@cmtsp.com.sg or (65) 6346 9138

Industry News

Potato starch producer Avebe and potato growers had to deal with drought and high temperatures in the second half of July, which has affected the harvest.
Following such unpredictable cultivation season, Avebe production began in end of August and its first potatoes were delivered at the locations in Gasselternijveen (NL) and Dallmin (Germany). Other production locations in Ter Apelkanaal and the German Lüchow are also expected to start production soon. Avebe will also process potatoes from other affiliated members.
Avebe’s harvesting season continues until mid-April 2020. It procures potatoes from over 2300 Dutch and German members and processes them into potato starch and potato protein that are used in food, industrial applications and animal feed.
Avebe predicts a lower starch yield in this season as compared to past years. However, since the harvesting season has just started, it is still early to exactly predict the output.
Europe’s potato starch markets will be discussed in detail at CMT’s 4th Starch World Europe on 16-18 October, 2019 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Contact Ms. Huiyan at huiyan@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9113 for more details on the program.


04 Oct, 2019

Dutch company Gabanna is using Ugandan 'matooke' green bananas to produce a fine power that is added to pastas and cereals.
Gabanna claims matooke has a lot of potential to be used as a food ingredient given that it has a neutral taste and holds its structure when exposed to heat and different processing methods. In addition, it is gluten-free, high in dietary fiber and resistant starch – which makes it a slowly digested carbohydrate that doesn't spike blood sugar levels.
Gabanna is using the green banana flour in its pasta along with other nutritional ingredients such as buckwheat flour, yellow pea flour, and pea protein.
Interestingly, matooke green bananas is indigenous to southwest Uganda – which is a staple crop for the country.
Although 75% of farmers in Uganda grow matooke, about 30% are wasted due to overproduction and lack of demand. Gabanna sees exports as a viable solution to such wastage.
Sean Patrick, Founder, Gabanna presents a session on ‘Healthy Diet and a Shared Value Food System - The Case With Matooke (green banana) Flour’ at CMT’s 4th Starch World Europe on 16-18 October, 2019 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Contact Ms. Huiyan at huiyan@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9113 for more details on the program.

29 Aug, 2019

Agribusiness major – Cargill is expected to invest around €20 million ($22.5 million USD) in expanding its instant starch manufacturing capacity at its plant in Sas Van Gent, The Netherlands. This includes construction of a new building and installation of two new roll dryers in the facility. Cargill Starches & Sweeteners Europe processes corn and wheat to manufacture value-added products dedicated to the food and beverage, papermaking, corrugating, bioindustrial, pharmaceutical, personal care and animal nutrition industries.
The expanded facility is expected to be completed this year and cater to the increasing consumer demand for instant or convenience food across the world.
Instant starch is a key ingredient in many cold prepared foods. The demand for ready meals, sauces, soups, cakes and pastries have been growing and Euromonitor observes that these foods (combined) grew by 11 percent from 2013 to 2018, which is surpasses the growth of overall packaged food of 7 percent in the same period.
Cargill’s investment in the plant is in line with these trends and is expected to meet the demand for instant food industry.
Find out more about new investments in Europe’s starch industry at CMT’s 4th Starch World Europe on 16-18 October, 2019 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Contact Ms. Huiyan at huiyan@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9113 for more details on the program.

17 Jun, 2019