|Coordinator||Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet - Inst för växtförädling|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 500 000|
|Project duration||May 2017 - November 2017|
|Venture||Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation|
|Call||Challenge-Driven Innovation - Stage 1 Initiation 2017 (spring)|
Purpose and goal
The Vinnova project The PlantProteinFactory has been designed to evaluate the possibilities for establishing a pilot plant for extraction and modification of plant proteins and other plant nutrients collected from feedstocks destined for Swedish biogas plants. The goal has been to identify unused green sources, identify production methods and specify the pilot plant, evaluate market needs for new alternative plant proteins, and recruit a number of key players in the market.
Expected results and effects
The PlantProteinFactory concept has been well received by industry. There is a great need to find new alternatives to soy proteins in the food, cosmetics and health food industries. In addition to this, there is a great value in delivering allergen-free and locally-produced raw materials. The result is a specification for a pilot plant that supplies several different raw materials, which can increase the value for both farmers, biogas plants, food, animal feed, cosmetics and health food markets.
Planned approach and implementation
The PlantProteinFactory project consists of members from SLU, the biogas industry, the food industry and municipal actors. Three groups: Market, Green Sources and Pilot Facility have evaluated the potential of each area through workshops, benchmarking, market analysis and identified and contacted a number of future key players in each area.