An uwavering belief
in a better greener world
For over 75 years, that has been the driving force behind Rodenburg.
Driven by a family of pioneers
A family-owned company, Rodenburg has been at the forefront of the valorisation of agricultural residue streams for three generations.
We believe nature has given us innumerable opportunities that are just waiting to be discovered. It’s why we nurture even the smallest ideas with expertise and passion, and give them a chance to blossom into game-changing products and services. By never ceasing to tinker, try, and experiment, we have been driving innovation in the agri-feed and bio-industrial market since we were founded in 1945.
Three generations deep, our family has been the bedrock of Rodenburg’s journey. The Rodenburg heritage is a testament to an unwavering commitment to sustainability and a familial passion for innovation. To trace our journey of discovery and invention, explore our timeline below.
“We believe nature has given us innumerable opportunities that are just waiting to be discovered.”
Discover our story
Start of potato trading and washing company.
Rodenburg establishes a bull farm with 800+ animals to prove side streams can be used as cattle feed.
Rodenburg Grondstoffen starts trading side streams (sold in 2008).
As the agricultural sector and cattle feed industry decline, Rodenburg begins exploring alternative uses for side-stream products. The development of a patented bioplastic starts.
Construction commences of a pilot plant for the development and production of bioplastic compounds, utilising side-streams from the agro-food industry. Simultaneously, spurred by public and private interest in bioplastics, engineering work is begun for a large-scale production line.
A large-scale, versatile extrusion plant opens, with an initial starch extrusion line capable of producing up to 20,000 metric tonnes per year.
Due to the slow growth of the bioplastics industry, Rodenburg leverages its expertise in starch and extrusion to start developing alternative products. It initiates market development for extruded products and achieves its first sales in technical starches, such as drilling starch.
In a partnership with a listed multinational coorperation, Rodenburg facilitates the scale-up of biolatex from experimental to large-scale commercial production.
In a partnership with a listed multinational coorperation, Rodenburg installs a second large scale starch extrusion line with a name plate capacity of 40,000 metric tonnes per year.
A project to use side-stream potato products in pet food ingredients is initiated. Sales and production begin that same year.
In collaboration with Mars Inc., Taghleef and Mondi, Rodenburg completes an award-winning project. Our company develops a patented technology to create compounds that are suitable for the production of voided bi-axially stretched films.
The Tony Starch project is started, adding Green Chemistry to the Rodenburg portfolio. The molecules discovered in this project show the potential to replace fossil-based chemistry in over 400 applications.
In partnership with a listed multinational coorperation a formaldehyde replacement for the wood-composites production line is scaled up for large-scale market introduction .
The Tony Starch patent is granted and Rodenburg is awarded a JTF subsidy grant. Construction of a demo and pilot plant begins.
Projected opening of Side Stream Innovation Valley Beta Campus.
Arie Rodenburg begins selling plant-derived products to private individuals. When supply grows in the 1960s, he expands to industrial clients.
Next level facilities
From extrusion to R&D and lab testing. Our facilities are integral to delivering excellence in everything we do. Our factory’s large capacity allows for mass market production and ensures consistent product availability. Equipped with cutting-edge machinery, including the largest Buhler twin screw available, we offer unprecedented versatility in our production line.
Of course, it is our team of experts who truly make the difference, as they bring out the power and potential of our technology, allowing us to offer a broad array of tailored solutions.
Join our green mission
We're always on the lookout for talented individuals with a passion for sustainability to join our team. If that sounds like you, we would love to meet you!