Phyto Organix to build net zero processing facility
May 31, 2022 | By Monica Ferguson
Phyto Organix Foods intends to purchase 15 acres of land in Strathmore, Alberta as the location of net-zero emission plant protein processing facility.
The $225 million facility will be the largest capital investment in Strathmore and provide a base for Phyto Organix to grow its plant protein business. When operational in 2024, Phyto Organix will use proprietary wet fractionation technology to annually process 40,000 metric tonnes of yellow peas, grown near the facility, into soluble and insoluble protein isolates, processed fibre and starch, and dietary pea hull fibre.
“This is an exciting time to be an Albertan,” said Chris Theal, Founder, President and CEO, Phyto Organix. “Our $225 million investment will generate over $120 million of annual GDP, employ 80 Albertans and yield tangible economic diversification in the Town of Strathmore and the Province of Alberta. Our team has designed a net zero facility to produce food products that embody our core values of health, wellness and sustainability. We are energized to lead the plant protein industry in Alberta.”
Phyto Organix’s 100,000 square foot facility will be the first net zero plant protein processing facility in North America.
As part of the new facility, Phyto Organix received $1 million over two years, cost-shared by the federal and provincial governments through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, to support engineering costs and the purchase of equipment.