First-of-its-kind, large-scale, lowest-cost, zero-waste biorefinery for the production of proteins for food and feed application from low cost sustainable feedstocks.

    Project: EU research project

    Description

    PLENITUDE will build a bio-based value chain based around a unique highly efficient zero-waste process that produces sustainable protein by integrating an aerobic fermentation plant with a conventional first generation biorefinery.

    PLENITUDE will increase the availability of sustainable, safe, food-grade protein by building and operating a large-scale, first-of-its-kind bio-based value chain producing food-grade protein sourced from sustainable sources such as wheat using an integrated biorefinery setup.

    PLENITUDE directly addresses the topic “BBI.2018.SO3.F2” through enabling food-grade mycoprotein production within an integrated bioethanol refinery. The output protein will contribute to meeting the rapidly growing global protein demand identified in the specific challenge of the topic.

    PLENITUDE will create initial output capacity of 16k tonnes per annum and based on the predicted outputs, the consortium aim to extend this capacity post project to produce a cumulative 1M tonnes of protein by 2030, which as a like for like replacement for meat from livestock equates to a reduction of >5M tonnes of carbon emissions.

    The consortium has a strong industrial base led by the Südzucker Group of companies, including Crop Energies and Beneo, with 3F BIO as the technology supplier, and supported by partners covering the entire value chain for the creation of both new bio-based food products and new value chains across both B2B and B2C markets.
    AcronymPLENITUDE
    StatusActive
    Effective start/end date1/10/1930/09/24