Minneapolis, MN, United States
Minneapolis, MN, United States

Cargill, Inc., is an American privately held, multinational corporation based in Minnetonka, Minnesota, a Minneapolis suburb. Founded in 1865, it is now the largest privately held corporation in the United States in terms of revenue. If it were a public company, it would rank, as of 2013, number 9 on the Fortune 500, behind Valero Energy and ahead of Ford Motor Company.Some of Cargill's major businesses are trading, purchasing and distributing grain and other agricultural commodities, such as palm oil; trading in energy, steel and transport; the raising of livestock and production of feed; producing food ingredients such as starch and glucose syrup, vegetable oils and fats for application in processed foods and industrial use. Cargill also operates a large financial services arm, which manages financial risks in the commodity markets for the company. In 2003, it split off a portion of its financial operations into a hedge fund called Black River Asset Management, with about $10 billion of assets and liabilities. It owned 2/3 of the shares of The Mosaic Company , one of the world's leading producers and marketers of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients.Cargill declared revenues of $136.7 billion and earnings of $2.31 billion in the 2013 fiscal year. Employing over 140,000 employees in 66 countries, it is responsible for 25% of all United States grain exports. The company also supplies about 22% of the US domestic meat market, importing more product from Argentina than any other company and is the largest poultry producer in Thailand. All of the eggs used in McDonald's restaurants in the US pass through Cargill's plants. It is the only producer of Alberger process salt in the US, which is used in the fast-food and prepared food industries.Cargill remains a family-owned business, as the descendants of the founder own over 85% of the company. As a result, most of its growth has been due to reinvestment of the company's own earnings rather than public financing. Gregory R. Page, who is not part of either the Cargill or MacMillan families, is the executive chairman of Cargill. He succeeded former Warren Staley as CEO in mid-2007, as Staley reached Cargill's mandatory retirement age of 65, before he in turn was succeeded by David W. MacLennan. Wikipedia.


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Patent
Cargill Inc. | Date: 2015-05-13

The present invention provides a liquid composition comprising one or more steviol glycosides, wherein the one or more steviol glycosides comprise Rebaudioside O. The present invention also provides a method of making a liquid composition comprising one or more steviol glycosides, wherein the one or more steviol glycosides comprise Rebaudioside O. The liquid compositions are useful for applications such as beverages, carbonated beverages, concentrates, beverage concentrates, throw syrups, or portable liquid concentrate tabletop applications.


Patent
Cargill Inc. | Date: 2016-10-26

A refined oil composition having a reduced 3-MCPD ester and/or glycidyl ester content and methods of preparation thereof.


Patent
Cargill Inc. | Date: 2016-09-01

A process for modifying starch comprises atomising an aqueous slurry of non-pregelatinised starch into an internal chamber in a bi-fluid nozzle of a spray dryer and treating the atomized slurry, in the internal chamber, with superheated steam to cause partial gelatinisation of the starch. The aqueous slurry containing partially gelatinised starch is discharged through an outlet in the internal chamber into a reactor where the droplets containing the partially gelatinised starch are subjected to further treatment with superheated steam, resulting in the completion of the gelatinisation of the starch in the reactor. Also disclosed is a bi-fluid nozzle for use in spray drying starch which comprises a nozzle body, a nozzle cap and an internal chamber located between the nozzle body and the nozzle cap. The nozzle body comprises at least one atomiser, for connection to a supply of an aqueous starch slurry, for atomising the slurry into the internal chamber and it has at least one inlet, for connection to a supply of superheated steam under pressure, for introducing superheated steam under pressure into the internal chamber. The nozzle cap comprises at least one outlet from the internal chamber. The internal chamber also comprises an interchangeable spacer element with a length of from 10 to 60 mm enabling the length of the internal chamber to be changed. A pregelatinised starch and its use in foods, especially baby foods and infant formulas, feed, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and personal care products are also disclosed.


Patent
Cargill Inc. | Date: 2016-11-29

The present invention discloses a new type of water-soluble polydextrose. This new type of polydextrose contains at least 75% by weight of saccharide molecules having a degree of polymerisation (DP) of 5 or more and characterised in that the non-digestible fiber content is at least 80% by weight. Further, the present invention relates to a process for preparing this new type of polydextrose and to the use of this polydextrose in products such as food products, pharmaceutical products and personal care products.


Patent
Cargill Inc. | Date: 2017-01-25

Pellets, consisting of dried compressed proteins and a moisture content of maximum 12%, are described. These proteins comprise vital wheat gluten. A process for preparing these and the application in fish feed is described as well.


Patent
Cargill Inc. and University of Campinas | Date: 2017-04-05

The present invention is inserted in the sector of edible oils and fats. Basically, it relates to a vegetable fat food composition used in making food products, such as dough, margarines, cookies, ice creams, melanges, broth in cubes, sweet creams and fillings for food products such as cakes, biscuits, bonbons, and the like. And more specifically, it relates to the production of fats with low contents of saturated fatty acids based on vegetable oils and structuring agents rich in monoacylglycerols.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-IP | Phase: KBBE.2013.3.3-01 | Award Amount: 11.15M | Year: 2014

Europe is preparing for a transition from a fossil- to a bio-based economy and this European Bioeconomy offers, as described in the EC Strategy Paper and Action plan Innovating for Sustainable Growth: A Bioeconomy for Europe, a comprehensive answer to key societal challenges, like creating and maintaining jobs, maintaining the competitiveness of the European Process Industries, adaptation to climate change, reducing the dependency on non-renewable feedstocks and more with less strategy on renewable biomass used for food, added value chemicals and energy. Due to its extensive scope and complex character such a transition is expected to take at least 1 to 2 decades. The current starting position for Europe on the biotechnological production of added value chemicals from renewable biomass is still very good, with its leading scientific position on industrial White Biotechnology, the global top positions of the European chemical and agro-food industries and the sophisticated logistic infrastructure, but there is a urgent need to go to commercial exploitation to prevent that Europe loses its strong position to faster acting competing economies. In this framework, an entrepreneurial consortium was built with the joint ambition to generate hard evidence and collect all technical/economic key design parameters needed for investment decisions for the first industrial production plants for the bio-based building blocks 1,4 butanediol and itaconic acid, which would definitely contribute to guiding these 2 important bio-based chemical building blocks through the notorious Innovation Valley of Death to industrial deployment. The consortium is based on strong industrial leadership on both of the selected products, and covers the full supply chains for bio-based BDO and IA. The planned demonstrations are solidly based on preceding research results originating from the KBBE Flagship Project BioConSepT and the internal research programs of the industrial partners.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: IA | Phase: SPIRE-03-2014 | Award Amount: 13.65M | Year: 2015

The use of renewable resources in the process industries is socially desirable and a market pull for products has started to develop in recent years, but renewable products have to compete with identical or similar-in-application products based on fossil raw materials in terms of quality and production cost. One of the main reasons for currently higher production costs of products based on renewable resources is that the production routes involve processing complex dilute aqueous solutions from which the desired products have to be separated during downstream processing. Consequently, a major challenge the process industry is facing, is the development of cost- and energy-efficient water removal and product-recovery techniques. Today downstream processes for products based on renewable resources are often developed using methods from the petrochemical area being insufficiently adapted to the new applications. A re-thinking of downstream process development and the development of suitable methodologies for a fast-track development of tailored downstream processes as well as the optimisation of separation technologies are urgently needed in order to unlock the potential of the renewable-based product market for the European process industry. PRODIAS addresses this challenge by developing and implementing: - a toolbox of highly innovative, cost-effective and renewable-tailored separation technologies; single technologies and/or hybrid systems - novel, optimized apparatus and machinery to enable for and host the developed technologies - in combination with an integrated design approach for the fast-track selection of appropriate technologies. The main advantages of the PRODIAS toolbox and integrated design approach for processes based on renewable resources are - significantly decreased production cost - increased productivity and efficiency - faster process development and commercialization - significantly lower energy consumption leading to less CO2 emmissions.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: BBI-RIA | Phase: BBI.VC3.R9-2015 | Award Amount: 4.46M | Year: 2016

MACRO CASCADE will prove the concept of the cascading marine macroalgal biorefinery i.e. a production platform that covers the whole technological chain for processing sustainable cultivated macro-algae biomass also known as seaweed - to highly processed value added products. The macro-algae biorefinery will be capable of processing multiple feedstocks, by deploying a range of mechanical, physicochemical and enzymatic pre-processing and fractionation techniques combined with chemical, enzymatic or microbial conversion refinery techniques for generation of a diversity of added-value products for industries within food, feed, cosmetics, pharmaceutical and fine chemicals. Algae based products for food, feed, cosmetics, pharmaceutical will be tested and documented for their bio-activities and health properties. The participation of two major industries and five SMEs demonstrate a significant commercial interest in the outcome MACRO CASCADE. The MACRO CASCADE approach contributes to the zero waste society as the left-over residuals from the biorefinery process can be used for fertilizers and bio-energy.


This project will allow the production of low fat and low sugar healthy biscuits. There is a partnership between a biscuit manufacturer, an ingredient manufacturer and a University in order to achieve this. Therefore the skills and expertise of the partners will allow for the manufacture of high quality products that behave as current products. Different scientific knowledge will be developed and published.

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