June 2021

SFNV Member, ADM, Opens Plant-Based Innovation Lab in Singapore to Develop Next-Level Nutritious Products in the Asia-Pacific Region


ADM opens its Biopolis research hub in Singapore, featuring a wide range of R&D capabilities, from beverages and other dairy-alternative applications to the plant-based meat lab, food and flavour lab and customer innovation centre.

American multinational food giant ADM has just opened a new plant-based innovation lab in Singapore to ramp up alternative protein development and production. The new lab is designed to develop “on-trend and nutritious” plant-based products to meet the growing demand across the Asian region.

This new facility will enhance our ability to meet rapidly growing consumer demand in the Asia-Pacific region and bring exciting new products and solutions to the market,” says Leo Liu, President of Asia-Pacific at ADM. 

Housing a team of experts in proteins and texturing ingredients and flavouring specialists, ADM points out that the new hub will be able to come up with and scale new plant-based products “tailor-made” for Asian appetites and palates. 

The lab will help us capture key insight and learnings to help drive exciting new solutions for the Asian market, but also help us better serve customers around the world looking to incorporate Asian flavours and preferences into their latest plant-based food and beverage innovations,” said Marie Wright, president of creation, design and development at ADM. 

The lab will have flavour testing capabilities and in-house medium-scale sampling of new products, ranging from dairy alternatives and drinks, bakery and confectionery goods, and savoury foods. Plant-based meat alternatives will be at the core of innovation in the lab, as the category’s sales skyrockets globally since the pandemic began. 

ADM’s decision to open its innovation lab in Singapore will further solidify the island’s strong reputation as an alternative protein hub, which is already home to a whole host of homegrown and foreign food techs.

For more information:

ADM Global Headquarters
77 West Wacker Drive, Suite 4600
Chicago, Illinois 60601
Phone: 312-634-8100

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