Valorizing agricultural side streams

2020-2022

Dr. Marieke Bruins is taking otherwise under-used proteins from agricultural side streams and using them to improve both farming and plant-based meat.

PRODUCTION PLATFORM: Plant-based

TECHNOLOGY SECTOR:  Crop development

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Project aims

This project valorizes proteins from agricultural side streams. It identifies new protein fractions of interest and develops technologies to bring these to commercial plant-based products.

This work will reduce the cost of plant-based meat, increase protein availability, and improve the business case for plant-based farming. It will also improve the environmental sustainability of plant-based meat ingredient sourcing and expand source materials for plant-based meat production.

Principal researcher

Gfi grantee dr. Marieke bruins, senior scientist, wageningen university, the netherlands

Dr. Marieke Bruins

Senior Scientist, Wageningen University, the Netherlands

Dr. Bruins heads an interdisciplinary team of leading process engineers, organoleptic and functionality specialists, and plant geneticists. Her work focuses on protein separation technologies.

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