Ausnutria is building the largest gasless powder factory in the world


The construction of our new milk powder factory in Heerenveen is currently being finalized. This new factory will soon guarantee a completely gas-fee production process for the production of baby and infant food formula and will run completely CO2 and nitrogen emission free.

The milk powder factory uses heat pumps for production processes up to 95 °C. Electric heaters are used for processes above that temperature. In addition, optimal use is made of residual heat from both the production processes and the building itself, for example from waste water. In this way, energy reduction is made possible: energy savings are approximately 40% compared to traditional gas production processes, which can possibly be increased to 55% in the coming years when using the newest techniques. Every effort is made to keep the total consumption of energy, water and the loss of raw materials as low as possible. In all these ways, Ausnutria contributes to a future-proof manner of food production.

This spring, the installation phase will transition into the test phase of the project. Both the production process and automation will be extensively tested. In this way we can optimize the process, after which we can guarantee that a safe product is produced. The first commercial production is expected to take place by the end of 2024.