Novel product platform from potato fibre, a side stream from starch production
|Coordinator||Lunds universitet - Avd. för Bioteknik|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 30 000|
|Project duration||December 2016 - May 2017|
Purpose and goal
The aim of the study is to increase the utilization and add value of potato fiber, a residual from starch production. We have suggested a process that include fractionation and enzymatic modification to new types of food-related products with prebiotic properties or modified water holding capacity. For this purpose, a value chain has been proposed that will be evaluated in the continuation project "AgrInnovate".
Expected results and effects
Prioritizing of product proposals, to add value to potato fiber has resulted in two proposed product types: products with prebiotic properties and products with modified water holding capacity. Both types meet the objective of a circular bioeconomy regarding more efficient utilization of raw materials. The market conditions have been judged to be good, with a stable market that provides continuity in the raw material. Experimental evaluation will take place in the continuation project "AgrInnovate".
Planned approach and implementation
The results have been obtained through literature studies (patents, publications), conference participation in the field of carbohydrate bioengineering and through discussions with companies and researchers in other sub-projects within the coordination project "chemicals & energy" in Bioinnovation. During the preliminary study, discussions with representatives from Region Skåne and from interest organisations have also been held.