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Research & development

Scientific expertise that creates distinctive value

Our customers turn to Cargill for our scientific expertise when the challenge is enhancing an existing product, improving process efficiencies, or uncovering a solution that helps them launch a first-to-market innovation.  Our goal is to leverage Cargill research and development capabilities to generate distinctive value through new, improved products and innovative ways to reduce costs or both.

Unsurpassed breadth and depth of technical expertise and resources

Our global team includes more than 1,300 research, development, applications, technical services and intellectual property specialists working in more than 200 locations. Together, they provide a spectrum of services encompassing technical service, applications, development, research, intellectual asset management, and scientific and regulatory affairs.

We can provide the people, capabilities and facilities to solve virtually any technical challenge across a range of industry segments, including:

  • Animal and fish feed
  • Bioindustrial products and biofuels
  • Food ingredients
  • Meat and other proteins

Leveraging global knowledge across markets

With R&D centers in Europe and North America and applications and technical services professionals in locations across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, Cargill has a window on the world. Our global presence enables us to stay at the forefront of emerging customer needs and solutions and bring important new knowledge to you.

In addition, the breadth of our technical expertise enables us to leverage technologies developed in one area to solve customer challenges in others. For example, our deep knowledge of animal nutrition is informing solutions for human nutrition.

Our ability to immediately tap our technical expertise across businesses and disciplines around the world allows us to leverage our best, most relevant knowledge to solve problems quickly. This access to Cargill’s world of scientific and technical knowledge helps avoid the time and cost of reinventing — and allows you to move your product to market more quickly.

Tailoring foods for local tastes and cultures 

Cargill’s strong regional presence enables us to provide customers with the applications and technical services support to create products tailored to local tastes and cultures. Few, if any companies, can provide both global R&D support and regional solutions that we can.  

Understanding both product ingredients and processes

Helping our customers create value includes deep understanding of both product ingredients and product processes. Our technical teams include experts whose sole focus is effective and efficient process solutions. Their expertise can help you reduce costs and generate added value.

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