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New plant protein sources to meet the food needs of the future

Health and wellness are a trend that is driving a change in the diets of people around the world. In recent years, the search for healthy and nutritious food has boosted the demand for plant-based proteins. According to the latest forecasts, between now and 2035, consumption of processed plant-based protein products will increase by more than 14%, from 13 million metric tons in 2020 to approximately 100 million metric tons (Statista, Dec, 2021).

The project is within the framework of the Strategic Programme for National Business Research Consortia (CIEN), managed by the Centre for Technological and Industrial Development (CDTI), called CRESCERE.

The aim of the project is to obtain new high-protein ingredients from vegetables and mushrooms and to develop a range of protein-rich products.

The research team made up of scientists and technicians from the companies Kimitec, Carinsa, Ingredalia, Interal, Zyrcular Plant, Delafruit, DomusVi and Tecnopackaging have joined together under a model based on open research (Open Innovation) that will allow them to complement each other for the development of new products based on vegetable protein.

To achieve a qualitative and quantitative leap in the technological areas addressed in the CRESCERE project, the companies have the collaboration of research organisations:

Business consortium

Research and innovation organisations

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