The project Circular-Bio (INTERREG V A – Projekt Netzwerk zirkuläre Bioökonomie) organizes in cooperation with the HiPerIn 2.0 project (High Performance Ingredients) two events about protein transition with the goal to share knowledge through guest speakers, exchange knowledge between participants and create the opportunity for new initiatives and ideas to emerge between different people / companies.
Part 2, on site event: Building business with proteins
Date: 26 April 2022
Time: 03:00 p.m. – 04:30 p.m.
Location: Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo, Sint Jansweg 20, 5928 RC Venlo, Niederlande
Language: German, Dutch
The second event will be about you, the participants! We want to know how you feel about protein transition. In this physical event there will be conversations, discussions and hopefully a lot of ideas on the 4 subthemes relating to protein transition. Participants can register for one subject and can discuss all about it with the other participants also interested in the same subject. Hopefully, many new ideas will be shared, and new initiatives will emerge from this event.
Health – Alternative proteins, how do they work?
Proteins play a fundamental role in living beings, as they are macronutrients required for the functioning of the body. There are many and various functions of proteins, but how do the different types of proteins behave in the human body?
Insects – The contribution of insects to our future diet
The search for alternative sources of protein continues unabated. A possible protein resource could come from insects. But what exactly is the nutritional composition of these insects and are there additional advantages and/or disadvantages in using insects as a source of protein? Which insects can we use, and how can they be used in feed and / or food?
Plant protein – Plant proteins and their benefits
Protein plants are crops with a high protein content. They can serve as an alternative to animal proteins. The increase in the market demand for vegetable proteins for many products can offer a new opportunity for agriculture. Non-traditional crops can therefore (as rotational crops) be given a chance within the traditional agricultural plan. It is because of the quality of protein crops (leguminous plants, which fix nitrogen from the air) that several positive sustainability effects can be expected (restriction of nitrogen problems, contribution to reducing soya imports, etc.), which can once again contribute to a sustainable business model for the farmer.
Revolutionary proteins – Revolutionary protein opportunities
Next to using crops or insects as new resources for proteins, highly innovative technologies and routes are being developed for extracting and / or winning proteins out a huge variety of sources. Varying from plant-based extraction technologies to unique technologies for producing proteins, even out of CO2.