Cargill celebrated the opening of its newest investment in Alberta — a state-of-the-art canola processing facility in Camrose, alongside Alberta farmers, industry stakeholders and dignitaries.
"We are very excited to mark the official opening of our newest state-of-the-art canola crush facility in Canada. This plant has the capacity to process more than 1 million metric tons of canola per year and will provide Alberta canola growers with a competitive point of delivery in this region," said Ken Stone, assistant vice president for Cargill's Canadian canola processing business.
The new Cargill canola processing facility is the first major investment in Alberta's grains and oilseed sector in 30 years and further diversifies Alberta's agriculture sector and competitiveness in the global marketplace.
"The global demand for canola is on the rise, and we're targeting an increase to 26 mmt by the year 2025," said Patti Miller, president of the Canola Council of Canada. "More than half of this will be processed in Canada for markets around the world. Cargill's new plant takes us a step closer to achieving this goal."