Towards a holistic and sustainable Swedish value chain for pea biorefinery (100%Pea)
Locally produced peas are among the most sustainable food sources that are good for both human health and the planet.
However, the current Swedish pea value chain is underutilized, where almost all the peas produced in Sweden ends up in feed
application. 100%Pea aims at upgrading the existing Swedish pea value chain in its farming, warehouse/distribution, preprocessing and processing steps for high efficiency pea biorefinery platform. Within three work packages researchers at
Chalmers and SLU, in collaboration with Lantmännen, will find the most suitable yellow pea varieties, farming location, and
harvest time for the Swedish pea biorefinery platform, find the optimal storage, dehulling and milling conditions of peas for
high efficiency biorefinery process, and develop a fine-tuned and scalable pea fractionation process for simultaneous recovery
of functional and tasty protein, fiber, and starch fractions relevant for industrial applications. The project outcomes will
contribute towards a holistic value chain for pea biorefinery platform to turn locally produced peas into high value multiple
ingredients for food application.
Mehdi Abdollahi (contact)
Researcher at Chalmers, Biology and Biological Engineering, Food and Nutrition Science
Doctoral Student at Chalmers, Biology and Biological Engineering, Food and Nutrition Science
Funding Chalmers participation during 2021–2023
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