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Protein Mining of Cereal side-streams Exploring Novel Technological Concepts

Objective

There is a global need, from sustainability, food security and also health perspective, to increase dietary intake of plant protein. Side-streams from wheat and rice processing offer large under-exploited raw material potential, and we will work throughout the agro-industrial value chain to valorise that. The main aim of PROMINENT is to develop techno-economically and environmentally viable protein-based ingredients and foods from cereal processing side streams. We will concentrate on novel fractionation and extraction technologies, such as bioprocessing, supercritical carbon dioxide (SC-CO2) -extraction, thermo-mechanical technologies, wet and dry fractionation, and expanded bed adsorption as well as their combinations as novel hybrid processing technologies. A strong focus will be in using enzymatic and thermo-mechanical methods to improve techno-functional and sensory properties of protein ingredients to reach desirable taste and texture in food applications. Pasta, biscuit, cake and beverage food models are the main end product categories, where new protein ingredients will be used as dietary protein source and act as performance proteins to deliver similar techno-functional and sensory properties to animal proteins. We will also assess the safety, quality, techno-economical feasibility, sustainability and market potential of the new protein ingredients and foods, and design strategies for marketing, dissemination, and exploitation of innovations. The project will support the economic growth, resource efficiency and sustainability of the European agro-food industry, and open new market opportunities by generating new plant protein ingredients obtained from cereal processing side streams as well as new products for the consumer food market.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biochemistry/biomolecules/proteins
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /engineering and technology/other engineering and technologies/food and beverages/food safety

Call for proposal

H2020-BBI-PPP-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

BBI-RIA - Bio-based Industries Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Finland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 914 631

Participants (8)

SUDZUCKER AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Maximilianstrasse 10
68165 Mannheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AB Enzymes GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Feldbergstrasse 78
64293 Darmstadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UPFRONT CHROMATOGRAPHY AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 346 000
Address
Lerso Parkalle 42
2100 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNITED BISCUITS (UK) LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Hayes End Road Hayes Park
UB4 8EE Hayes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BARILLA G. E R. FRATELLI SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Via Mantova 166
43122 Parma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OLVI OYJ
Finland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Olvitie I Iv
74100 Lisalmi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LUONNONVARAKESKUS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 180 000
Address
Latokartanonkaari 9
00790 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
FOODCOMPANIONS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 244 375
Address
Jan Van Eycklaan 2
3723BC Bilthoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)