AVEBE is a global provider of starch based ingredients that improve the taste, texture, stability and appearance of food products. Avebe is an innovative company that develops all kinds of applications from potatoes, like proteins, glue and building materials. Deerns is involved in the design of their production facilities as well as their new innovation centre.Avebe renovated and expanded in August 2015 their Solanic production line from 250 to 1500 tons per year. In this process proteins are extracted using selective absorption in a multi column system. Deerns executed the detailed engineering of the technical installations and the civil, structural and architectural design.
Avebe decided in 2016 to reorganize their R&D activities in a new innovation centre at the Zernike Campus in Groningen. This 5.500 m2 building will accommodate laboratories, offices, a pilot line, an atrium and an incubator area for startup companies. Deerns developed the program of requirements and the basic design of the building. Contamination control, meeting the food regulations and flexibility are the main focus points for projects at Avebe.