Altia Industrial is presenting its natural, barley-based food ingredients in international food ingredients fair, Fi Europe in Frankfurt. Fi Europe is a leading gathering of food and beverage professionals.

Altia has decided to expand the Koskenkorva plant’s starch production. The aim of the investment is to notably increase the production capacity of barley starch. The Koskenkorva plant is the only facility in the world that produces starch out of barley. Barley starch is used e.g. in paper and paperboard industries.

After its annual inspection, the National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health (Valvira), which supervises the licenses for organic alcohol production, has extended the license of Altia’s Koskenkorva distillery to produce organic grain spirit. Organic grain spirit has been successfully produced at the Koskenkorva plant since 2014.