MARSHALL – ADM in Marshall is partnering with Solugen to build a production facility next to ADM. In a press release issued by Solugen, ADM will provide dextrose as feedstock for production of plant-based organic acids for use in a variety of consumer and industrial products.

The agreement calls for Solugen to build a new 500,000 square-foot biomanufacturing facility next to ADM’s facility in Marshall. The facility will utilize ADM-provided dextrose to scale its current line of lower-carbon organic acids and develop new molecules to replace existing fossil fuel-based materials.

Chris Cuddy, president of ADM’s Carbohydrate Solutions business said in the release, “ADM is one of the largest dextrose producers in the world, and this strategic partnership will allow us to further diversify our product stream as we continue to support plant-based solutions spanning sustainable packaging, pharma, plant health, construction, fermentation, and home and personal care.”

City of Marshall Mayor Bob Byrnes said, “As a community with a strong foundation of agriculture and innovation, we look forward to welcoming Solugen to Marshall. This industry-leading facility will serve as a powerful economic driver for the city, creating new jobs and diversifying our industry,”

Solugen plans to begin offsite construction this year and on-site construction in early 2024. The initial phase, which is scheduled to start up in the first half of 2025, is expected to create at least 40 permanent jobs and another 100 temporary construction jobs during commissioning.