21 Feb 2024 15:21

Prod-Eco from Kuban invests 100 mln rubles in vegetable protein production

KRASNODAR. Feb 21 (Interfax) - The Prod-Eco Production Company (Krasnodar Territory) has invested 100 million rubles in a project to set up production of textured vegetable proteins, Yulia Prikhodko, director of the territory's Investment Promotion Agency said.

Materials presented at the Grain of Russia-2024 forum on Wednesday in Sochi said that a production site in the Gulkevichsky district has already been built, and commissioning work is currently underway. The enterprise's capacity is up to 6,000 tonnes of products per year.

The presentation shows that the construction of a 200-million ruble production site for the production of sunflower and rapeseed oil has now been completed in the Kavkazsky region. The investor is IP Bereznyak. The projects receive support from the agency.

Prikhodko said that the project for the construction of a deep grain processing plant worth 28.1 billion rubles is now in the active stage of development. The investor is the Krasnodar Starch Plant LLC. The enterprise will produce flour, starch and animal feed. Total capacity will be 250,000 tonnes of products per year. In the future, production of gluten, native and modified starches is planned. The investor has submitted a request to transfer the site to the category of agricultural land, project documentation is being developed, and preliminary equipment contracts are being concluded.

"As of mid-February of this year, 136 investment projects worth 240.8 billion rubles are being supported by the region's investment attraction agency. As a result, more than 20,000 jobs will be created. About 30% of the projects are in the agricultural sector, with the same amount for industry," Prikhodko said.

Prod-Eco was created in July last year specifically for the implementation of this project; the owner is the general director of the company Andrey Nikolaenko.

The Krasnodar Starch Plant has been operating in Krasnodar since 2013. The largest owners (37.5% each) are David and Rafael Soltanov, with another 25% belonging to Georgy Krapivka. The Soltanovs are also co-owners of the Meridian sanatorium-resort complex in Gelendzhik, as well as companies involved in catering and the production of soft drinks.