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Unlocking the potential of EU cultivated quinoa through the production of protein-rich quinoa flour and functional quinoa starch

Descripción del proyecto

Innovative technology to commercially exploit quinoa protein

Production of quinoa, an excellent source of protein and amino acids, has grown substantially in Europe over the last decade. However, there's no commercial exploitation of quinoa protein and its co-ingredients. This is because of the absence of any breakthrough fractionation technology that is adapted to the special nature of quinoa seeds. The EU-funded QUINNOVA project will use an innovative dry fractionation technology to unlock the full potential of quinoa. This environmentally friendly process uses less energy and water than alternative technologies. The project intends to scale up the technology to industrial level to help meet European demand for high-quality plant-based protein.

Ámbito científico

  • /ciencias sociales/economía y empresa/gestión y empresas/comercio
  • /ciencias naturales/ciencias químicas/química orgánica/aminas
  • /ciencias naturales/ciencias biológicas/bioquímica/biomoléculas/proteínas
  • /ciencias agrícolas/agricultura, silvicultura y pesca/agricultura/mejora de las plantas/cultivos

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Régimen de financiación

SME-1 - SME instrument phase 1


Bronland 12 H 1 Plus Ult
6708 WH Wageningen
Países Bajos
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Aportación de la UE
€ 50 000