Cargill, Inc., headquartered in the USA, was founded in 1865 and employs 159,000 people in 68 countries worldwide. Cargill Germany is represented at 13 locations with over 1,600 employees.
Cargill Germany is active in various areas of the white biotechnology:
We are the largest supplier of renewable raw materials to produce biocompatible surfactants.
For years, we have been involved in the production of binders based on renewable raw materials to replace these fossil-based binders. In this area, we were able to achieve a significant success with our partners only recently. A company, based in Franconia, markets products for the construction industry on this basis very successfully.
With our hydrocolloids (xanthan, scleroglucan), we were able to successfully develop processes that make crude oil production more environmentally compatible.
We have been able to successfully use our soy-based emulsifiers not only in the food sector but also in many technical applications (e.g. paints and coatings).
Our oils based on palm and sunflower, for example, and the derivatives produced from them have been increasingly used for about a decade as substitutes for fossil products in the field of lubricants and for further chemical modification by our customers. Here we were able to define a completely new requirement profile for these products.