Tessenderlo Group plans to construct a new production line for organic fertilizers in Vénérolles (Aisne, France). The new line will focus on the production of organic pellets for its growth unit Violleau, responding to the rising demand for organic fertilizers.
It is scheduled to be operational from Q1 2023 and will be constructed on the site of Akiolis’ manufacturing plant in Vénérolles. Thanks to the contribution of meat and bone meal and animal proteins (category 2 and category 3) from Akiolis (bio-valorization segment), Violleau is able to offer products with a high concentration of nitrogen and phosphorus.
In 2021, Tessenderlo Group created a new growth unit, Violleau, to support the growth of organic agricultural solutions in Europe. Violleau specializes in the production of organic amendments and fertilizers from animal and vegetable matter as well as the commercialization of biocontrol products. Violleau’s organic and organo-mineral formulations that are made in France, in compost or pellets, can be used in organic and conventional agriculture for applications in field crops, vineyards, arboriculture, market gardening or green spaces.
“Our new production line responds to the growing demand for organic fertilizers from the European market, which is in line with the European Union’s Farm to Fork Strategy,” said Didier Coppieters, GU director of Violleau.
According to Dominique Billard, general manager Violleau France, the new production line in Vénérolles “will ensure better service to the agricultural market in northern France and Belgium.” Violleau already operates a production plant in La Ronde en Deux-Sèvres (France).
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