Soy Processing ADM Starts Up New Soybean processing Pant in Praguay
Ribbon cutting in Paraguay: Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) officially started production at its new 3,500 tons/day soybean processing facility in Paraguay, in the city of Villeta.
Villeta/Paraguay – The location for the new plant was selected strategically, explained Juan Luciano, ADM executive vice president and chief operating officer: “Our barges arrive here with inputs for the production of fertilizers and leave loaded with our soy products. Trucks arrive with soy sourced from different regions of the country, and return to the field with fertilizers designed to meet the many and varied demands of productive, modern farmers.”
The new plant, which was constructed adjacent to the existing ADM fertilizer-blending facility in Villeta, expands ADM’s South American oilseed crush capacity by more than 20 percent. The location of the complex, near a port facility on the Paraguay River, allows for efficient crop-origination and export capabilities.
New Soybean Processing Plant with Focus on Efficiency
The facility’s construction included several elements designed to improve sustainability, including an integrated water treatment system, and biomass-fueled electric power generation. In addition, ADM worked with government agencies and educational institutions, including the Engineering University of Asunción (UNA) and Sinafocal, to create and help operate an innovative three-month program to help train local men and women to fill jobs at the facility.