Plant Protein Factory at SLU was funded

Sweden´s Innovation Agency, Vinnova, funded the project Plant Protein Factory with about 1 million to build, develop and implement a pilot plant for the extraction of different proteins and protein fractions from plant material. The pilot will be built at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in Alnarp outside Malmö and will enable research leading towards increased resource-efficiency of how crops and crop residues can be used to produce intermediate products for the food, cosmetic and healthcare industry as well as the fodder industry. Through the cascading of plant material, also extraction of other high value plant components such as fibres and antioxidants will be investigated. Based on ideas from Eva Johansson and Bill Newson – co-workers in the BioBIGG consortium – Carl Jonson at SLU Holding has developed the project and was able to attract a larger number of industrial partners to the project. The project will run from 2018 to 2020 and be the basis for establishing a full-size plant.