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Louis Dreyfus Co. Announces Construction of Soybean Processing Plant in Ohio

Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) announced plans to construct a soybean processing plant in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, that will have integrated crushing, vegetable oil refining, and lecithin production and packing capabilities.

The company stated that the plant will strengthen its core business with additional capacity to originate and process U.S. soy into value-added products such as edible oils and lecithin, while also providing an option to participate in renewable energy feedstock markets.

Reflecting the company’s view of North America as a key market in terms of origination and distribution, the facility will leverage LDCs existing logistics networks and synergies with its other integrated oilseed processing facilities in the region: a crushing, biodiesel refining, glycerin, and lecithin production complex in Claypool, Indiana, and a canola processing plant in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, which is currently being expanded.

Construction of the Upper Sandusky site is expected to commence in early 2024, and upon completion will have a yearly soy crushing capacity of 1.5 million tons, edible soybean oil production capacity of 320,000 tons, and lecithin production capacity of 7,500 tons.


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