Roquette's new pea processing facility near Portage la Prairie is expected to be operational by the end of the year.

Dominique Baumann is Managing Director of Roquette in Canada.

"Planning to start up the plant [at the] end of the year, fourth quarter of 2020," he said. "We're in full construction. We never stopped construction despite the challenges with COVID-19. The teams responded very well."

Roquette is part of a $19.2 million research project to enhance pea and fava bean processing on the Prairies along with Protein Industries Canada and Prairie Fava.