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Creating a sustainable protein source

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The demand for plant-based proteins and related technology is growing rapidly. Most plant-based protein sources are at an early stage of development and require continued innovation to succeed.

At SiccaDania, we are proud to participate in creating sustainable protein sources.

The demand for plant-based proteins and related technology is growing rapidly as consumers have become more healthy and environmentally conscious. This has also led to a rapid increase in the demand for animal-protein alternatives, meat replacements and other non-animal industrial ingredients. A change in culture, health and environmental consciousness beliefs have all combined to create favourable market conditions for a rise of plant-based protein.

Most plant-based protein sources are at an early stage of development and require continued innovation to succeed. SiccaDania can help within key areas of plant-based research that provide considerable opportunities for meaningful industry innovation across the value chain include sourcing, fractionation, processing, and distribution.

R&D investments in the sector seeking to maximise sustainable, reliable production of high-quality protein and fibres, include big data technologies, robotics and, more recently, blockchain technology for more secure and immediate transactions in the supply chain.

The ONE-IN-ALL-OUT concept focuses on the production of starch, proteins and fibre. This concept enables our esteemed business partners to:

  • Extract starch and by-products from the various crops, i.e. potato, cassava, corn, wheat, pea, lentils, canola/rapeseed, faba beans, chickpeas, soy and quinoa, in the highest quality, efficient, competitive and sustainable manner
  • Process the protein into food or feed quality, and part of the fibre can be processed to dietary fibre
  • Incorporate a process water treatment system that minimises freshwater intake, produces disposable water and liquid fertiliser
  • Optimise revenues in situations like increasing demand for raw material in a growing industry, climate influences and problems with plant diseases