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NextGenProteins at the Symposium of the Society of German Food Technologists

As the trend towards meatless alternative lifestyles continues unabated, the quality of the products offered in this context is essential for its sustainable development. The production of alternative foods without animal ingredients, which come as close as possible to the original, continues to be a major challenge in terms of food technology. The Society of …

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First steps in development of Food products containing NextGenProteins

In a joint work of Grimur Kokkur, Fazer, Harryda Karlsson, Biozoon, Matis, RISE and TTZ, the first lab scale trials of food products containing microalgae, insects and single cell proteins were conducted.  For this purpose, the first batches of NextGenProteins proteins produced were used. The main purpose was to observe the effects of the proteins …

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First NextGenProteins Feed for Broilers and Fishes

In a joint work of Amadori, Naturalleva, UNIBO and TTZ, the first batch of feed including Microalgae, insects and Single Cell Proteins as the main source of protein were produced.  Taking the nutritional needs of the broilers and fishes as well as the nutritional and physical characteristics of Microalgae, insects and Single Cell Proteins into …

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Insects and algae as feed for poultry

More and more animal products are consumed worldwide, although vegan and vegetarian diet styles are becoming increasingly popular in western countries. This growing demand requires a substantial amount of protein-rich feed for farm animals. However, the cultivation of animal feed is often accompanied by changes in land use such as deforestation. Future protein feed should therefore become independent …

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Is Covid-19 Accelerating Developments in the Alternative Protein Sector?

A recent article published on the Proveg International website explains that despite the severe impact that the ongoing pandemic is having on the foodservice industry and the wider global economy, there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic about the future of the alternative-protein sector. In Europe, Asia, and the US, plant-based meat sales are skyrocketing, investments …

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The Horizon magazine, The EU Research and Innovation magazine, recently published an article on their website about the NextGenProteins project.

‘Europe as a whole wants to be more self-sufficient when it comes to food,’ says Birgir Örn Smárason, the project manager of NextGenProteins in the article. ‘And if Europe is to meet the sustainable development goals and targets to limit climate change, sustainable protein sources will need to play a part. Edible insects, for example, can be reared …

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We’re off to a great start

The EU Horizon 2020 project NextGenProteins officially started today at a kick-off meeting held at Matís in Reykjavík, Iceland. This is a 4 year project, consisting of 21 partners from 10 European countries. NextGenProtein’s concept is simple but highly ambitious: to optimise and validate the production of three alternative proteins through resource efficient bioconversion processes …

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Kick-off meeting in Reykjavík

The kick-off meeting for the NextGenProteins project will be held in Reykjavík on the the 5th and 6th of November 2019. The meeting will take place at the Matís offices at Vínlandsleið 12, 113 Reykjavík. The programme for the meeting is accessible here.