March 13/Vilvoorde, Belgium/Press Release -- Cargill officially inaugurated its newly expanded European Research and Development Centre in Vilvoorde, Belgium.

The expansion is the result of an 8 million euro investment in line with the highest technological and food safety standards. The R&D center now features a new state-of-the-art pilot plant, adding 5,000 meters of innovation space where Cargill's 145 scientists and technologists can develop new ingredients, perfect reformulations and test new manufacturing processes. The newly expanded center will address demands across different applications covering the entire spectrum of food and feed ingredients science, as well as non-food applications, such as personal care and fermentation technology.