Products and Production

We utilise all parts of the wheat grain. Thereby we do not decrease the supply of wheat, which is used for food and feed, instead we are contributing to a better utilisation of the entire crop.


Hveiti Ingredients is establishing a wheat refinery which separates the wheat grain into the following fractions:

  • Wheat bran for food and feed
  • Gluten protein for supplement to baking flour or protein for fish feed
  • A-starch, which is converted to glucose, used in the production of biopolymers (biomaterials) or used as growth media in the Biotech industry
  • B- and C-starch, which are mixed and sold as animal feed, for example as wet feed for the pig industry

The Wheat Refinery

Firstly, the wheat bran is polished off the wheat grain and sold as a food or feed product.

The flour is then mixed with water and heated, and the gluten protein is washed out of the flour. The gluten protein can be used as a supplement for baking flour or to produce protein food or feed – particularly suitable for the production of fish feed. Currently, this form of gluten protein is being imported to Denmark.

The starch, which is the carbohydrate content in the wheat grain, is purified further into three fractions: Firstly, A-starch is produced, which is converted into glucose. The Glucose can be further processed into food and/or used as a growth media within the Biotech-industry. We use the glucose for the production of biopolymer, which is the building block for the production of biomaterials. Our biomaterials is ideal for the production of clothing, footwear, disposable medical equipment or other groups of goods which are currently produced from petrochemical materials.

The B- and C-starch from the wheat grain are mixed and sold as feed. The contents of carbohydrates and gluten protein are reduced, this product is suitable for animal feed, as it contains protein, fibre, and essential oils. Furthermore, the product has been heated which increases its digestibility. This feed product is also suitable for insect larvae protein production.

Traceability & Green Energy

At Hveiti Ingredients, we view traceability and green energy as key for our production.

We are building the factory on Vestlolland, a location at the heart of the Danish wheat production from where a large wheat surplus is being exported. In this way, we reduce transport and CO2 emissions, while at the same time we have full traceability on the raw material (wheat). The location on Vestlolland is also chosen due to the access of purified biogas from the future biogas plants in the area, which will be supplied via the new gas pipeline to Nakskov. We use the biogas for heating our production processes.

Similarly, we want to base our production on green electricity from local wind farms producing wind energy. The goal is to make the entire production without any use of fossil fuels, achieving the optimal climate profile for our products.

Traceability is essential, all land cultivation in Denmark is subject to the EU's common agricultural regulation and the environmental law of Denmark, which means that fertilizer is restricted, and plant protection is tested and approved by the Danish environmental authorities. At Hveiti Ingredients, we source only traceable wheat with a CO2 certificate, a proven CO2 profile outlining the kernel’s CO2 uptake during the growing season minus the climate impact associated with the cultivation.

To the extent, that the market honours the climate profile, this would create value throughout the entire value chain from farm to finished products.