Jun 2023 - Jun 2027
New sustainable proteins for food, feed and non-food bio-based applications
In 2050, there will be up to worldwide 10 billion inhabitants, being one of the greatest environmental, economic and social global challenges to produce enough quality protein sustainably, reducing current pressure in its production on natural resources. In this context, the EU is vulnerable due to its “protein gap” (imports 70% of protein-rich crops and 90% of soybeans). There is an urgent need for new sustainable protein sources with high nutritional quality, healthy and functionality properties that meet end-users needs and expectations in food, feed and non-food biobased markets. It is critical to increase the consumers and industry awareness to successfully implement new proteins value chains.
The InnoProtein project fully faces this challenge and fits into the Farm to Fork Strategy and the European Green Deal priorities addressing unexploitable and sustainable (environmental, technological, economic & social) protein sources to accelerate Europe's protein self-sufficiency. The project aims to provideSingle CellsProteins (microalgae, bacteria & fungal) and entomological alternative high-quality protein to food, feed and non-food biobased applications with a circular & zero waste perspective in their obtention.
- Fundacion Tecnalia Research & Innovation (coordinator)
- Biotrend SA
- AIMPLAS · Technological Institute of Plastics
- SUEROS Y DERIVADOS SL
- Promic Group
- VYZKUMNY USTAV VETERINARNIHO LEKARSTVI
- Technological University Dublin
- Biozoon GmbH
- ZER0-E Engineering
- European Food Information Council (EUFIC)
- SCL ITALIA SPA
A4F is the leader of work package 2, focused on maximizing protein yield from microalgae, applying novel green technologies. Our tasks range from microalgae production to advanced protein extraction and downstream processes