Protein extraction efficiency

The most sustainable proteins are those with a low production footprint, including an efficient, low-energy production process. Wageningen Food & Biobased Research offers protein suppliers tailor-made advice for the design and improvement of protein extraction processes. We support companies navigating the complex optimization landscape of a low energy footprint, yield, and functional quality. We specialize in mild processing and design of functional fractions for total crop valorization.

Maximum value

How do you extract protein from algae in an energy-efficient way? Can you increase the yield of your separation process? What valuable components are there in my side streams? Promising sustainable protein sources are becoming increasingly available; the art is to maintain maximum protein functionality during the biorefinery process. Wageningen Food & Biobased Research helps protein suppliers improve the quality of their products and develop applications that derive from new sustainable protein sources.

Minimum footprint

Wageningen Food & Biobased Research has more than twenty years of experience in making production processes more efficient and low-energy. With our knowledge and expertise in the field of biorefining, we strive to combine the highest possible protein-value with the lowest possible carbon footprint. Our experts work with a wide range of biorefinery approaches. From conventional dry and wet extraction methods such as grinding, membrane-filtration and centrifugation, to the latest separation technologies. Higher yields contribute to lower carbon footprints per kilogram of produced proteins. This is a key attribute of technologies such as electrostatic separation.

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Interested in energy-efficient production of proteins from seaweed, insects and other sustainable sources? Contact us for a no-obligation conversation.