Tag: protein

Emissions-to-feed protein production, fermentation animal-free cheese, greener medical gloves, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of December 4th

Emissions-to-feed protein production, fermentation animal-free cheese, greener medical gloves, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of December 4th

December 3, 2020 |

This week is filled with ‘Gouda ideas’ like San Francisco animal-free cheesemaker that uses precision fermentation to produce casein, a protein present in cow’s milk, or cell-based meat company that developed cultivated chicken mince that it hopes will address both an increasing appetite for chicken and concerns for the environmental impact of meat consumption. In […]

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VTT-based startup producing protein from biorefinery by-products receives $1.7M

VTT-based startup producing protein from biorefinery by-products receives $1.7M

November 1, 2020 |

In Finland, new VTT-based startup company eniferBio producing protein from biorefinery by-products received more than one million euros in funding. eniferBio developed a method for producing Pekilo mycoprotein – a form of single cell protein derived from fungi. Pekilo mycoprotein is nutritious and protein rich cell biomass and can be used as raw material for […]

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Save the rainforests, use degraded land AND produce fuel and food? Soleá looks at how Macaúba could solve many problems

Save the rainforests, use degraded land AND produce fuel and food? Soleá looks at how Macaúba could solve many problems

June 28, 2020 |

What can you do with crappy land? Land that deals with long periods of drought, or that is so degraded not much can grow on it, or that has been deforested and needs to bring back life and wildlife into it. How can Macaúba help? Macaúba is known for its high productivity and adaptability to […]

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Arbiom’s wood-derived protein ingredient demonstrates efficacy in alternative meat applications

Arbiom’s wood-derived protein ingredient demonstrates efficacy in alternative meat applications

June 14, 2020 |

In North Carolina, Arbiom, an AgTech company developing solutions to convert wood into food and feed products, said its first commercial protein ingredient, SylPro, can successfully be included in alternative meat applications. Arbiom partnered with a leading extrusion company on a proof-of-concept study to evaluate SylPro for use in human food applications and existing meat […]

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From Food to Fuel – White Dog Labs converts ethanol plant to alternative protein production

From Food to Fuel – White Dog Labs converts ethanol plant to alternative protein production

May 3, 2020 |

The ‘Rona Cyclona pandemic is creating havoc on the agricultural industry, not just in the U.S. but around the world. The ethanol industry and corn farmers have had several years of low profitability even before Covid 19, thanks to natural weather disasters like droughts and floods, tanking of oil prices, a trade war with China, […]

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Scarce supply of rapeseed drives rapeseed meal prices

Scarce supply of rapeseed drives rapeseed meal prices

January 5, 2020 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that prospects of a tight rapeseed supply to the market both in the current and upcoming marketing year led to a sharp rise in prices in the run-up to Christmas – not only in the case of the oilseeds, but also of by-products. Oilseed meal prices had surged sharply since November. […]

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Food security gets a boost: Calysta gets $30M from BP for protein-based animal feed from natural gas

Food security gets a boost: Calysta gets $30M from BP for protein-based animal feed from natural gas

June 30, 2019 |

From Menlo Park, California comes big news that alternative protein producer Calysta got a hefty $30 million investment from BP Ventures to support a worldwide rollout of Calysta’s FeedKind protein. Touted as a huge step forward in global food security, Calysta’s sustainable single-cell protein is produced through a proprietary, commercially-validated gas fermentation process using naturally […]

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Large harvests and implications of US-China trade dispute force down prices

Large harvests and implications of US-China trade dispute force down prices

May 26, 2019 |

In Germany, UFOP sees sustainable agriculture and climate protection as losers and calls for fast action because soybean prices are on a downward slide all across the globe. The reason is both large harvests in Argentina and Brazil and the trade dispute between the US and China, according to UFOP, which has voiced concerns that […]

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Biologist gets $800K grant to improve biofuel production

Biologist gets $800K grant to improve biofuel production

September 2, 2018 |

In Arkansas, University of Arkansas biologist Ruben Michael Ceballos is developing methods that could make the production of biofuel more efficient and environmentally sound using a protein derived from microorganisms that live in acidic geothermal pools and springs to enhance the process of turning organic material into fuel. Ceballos, an assistant professor in the Department […]

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“Future Protein Award” applications open until end of June

“Future Protein Award” applications open until end of June

June 17, 2018 |

In Germany, the products and concepts of alternative proteins participating in the “Future Protein Award” will be presented during the two-day REFAB conference in Cologne. The prize will be awarded by the German nova-Institute to those companies that present their products and concepts of future proteins, from CO2, insects, algae, bacteria and cell-cultured meat, in […]

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