Clean Dairy Protein
Purpose and goal: The goal of the project is to produce environmentally friendly milk protein through an alternative manufacturing method, in comparison to traditional animal-sourced protein production. This is done by so called recombinant protein production. By introducing a more environmentally advantageous alternative, the project aims to assist existing dairy with a more climate conscious raw material for their production of dairy derivatives. This in turn generates less pressure on the environment and thus also supports the overall ambition of creating a more climate-smart industry. Expected results and effects: The ambition is to have technical results relating to the production of climate-smart milk protein on a smaller scale. On the commercial side, result relate to understanding the market environment in terms of consumption patterns, acceptance, and perception of recombinant-produced dairy. It also involves environmental studies to quantify potential environmental savings. Effects in step 2 involve a greater awareness of alternative protein methods, as well as the realization of food production that breaks traditional patterns. Approach and implementation: The arrangement in step 2 is a collaboration between academia and business, where two universities and two SMEs work together to realize the innovation. The implementation is for one year and will be done through close collaboration between all parties with two overall steering groups that handle the technical and commercial part of the project. The technical group consists of parties with backgrounds in biochemistry, biotechnology, food technology. In the commercial group parties come from backgrounds in communication and media, marketing and product development.
Yvonne Nygård (contact)
Assistant Professor at Chalmers, Biology and Biological Engineering, Industrial Biotechnology
Funding Chalmers participation during 2020