University of Turku led research project tackling sustainability of foods

The food industry produces substantial amounts of side streams rich in valuable components such as proteins and fibers. Currently, most of these side streams are used as animal feed or end up as biowaste. The PROWASTE project, led by the the University of Turku developed effective and green processes for extracting proteins and fibers from brewer’s spent grain and canola press cake, two major side streams formed from food processing in Europe. PROWASTE is a multinational consortium consisting of universities and research institutes, and companies from Finland, Estonia, Germany, and Poland.

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