BBI JU - The food industry is hungry for more plant protein, which is why researchers are working on extracting more from current sources.

Food and natural resources

There is a global need, from the perspectives of sustainability, food security and health, to increase dietary intake of plant protein. Side streams from wheat and rice processing offer large underused raw material potential, and there are opportunities throughout the agro-industrial value chain to bring value to it.

The BBI JU-funded PROMINENT initiative worked to extract proteins from wheat and rice processing side streams that are currently used for animal feed. PROMINENT received funding from the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking, a public-private partnership between the EU and industry.