The crystalline betaine is produced at the new build crystallisation plant next to the sugar refinery in Tulln in Austria under a joint venture (Beta Pura GmbH) between AGRANA and US-based Amalgamated Sugar. In every production step we pay special attention to be able to generate high quality betaine for cosmetic, feed and food sector.

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Betaine Production

Beside sugar, by-products such as beet  pulp, lime and molasses and liquid betaine are also obtained.

Producing betaine from the sugarbeet is an exciting procedure, pre-supported by the sugar production and molasses desugarization, to finally derive crystalline betaine.


Production of liquid Betaine

To generate more sugar from the by-product molasses, 
the molasses undergoes a desugarisation process.  

The following products are derived by means of molasses desugarisation:  

  • Thick juice II  
  • Residual molasses, and
  • Liquid betaine  

Production of Crystalline Betaine

To derive crystalline betaine, the liquid betaine 
passes through a crystallisation process giving rise
to an amino acid blend and a filter cake besides crystalline betaine. 

Betaine for food and personal care purposes is subjected to an additional polishing process.