October 04th 2018
EU starch industry looks to protein & plastic potential following isoglucose ‘disappointment’.
In Belgium, StarchEurope told FoodNavigator (https://www.foodnavigator.com/Article/2018/10/03/EU-starch-industry-looks-to-protein-plastic-potential-following-isoglucose-disappointment) that the European starch industry will start looking towards innovations such as bioplastics in an effort to compensate for the lack of isoglucose demand expected when EU sugar quotas ended last October. Global sugar prices have weighed heavily on European prices which are below the cheapest starches. The association says that low oil prices have hampered development of bioplastics in the past but as those prices increase, demand will return.