2024 Conference Session

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About the Session

The convergence of biomass fermentation, hybrid protein engineering, and waste sidestream utilization presents a unique opportunity for B2B players in the alternative protein landscape. This panel of experts will discuss why cost optimization through improved fermentation efficiency and renewable energy integration remains crucial, but why significant growth hinges on overcoming technical hurdles. They will highlights how standardization and scalability of production processes for diverse biomass and waste streams (e.g., food waste, agricultural byproducts) are paramount for cost-effective market penetration. They will discuss how collaborative efforts with regulatory bodies are necessary to establish clear guidelines for these novel protein sources, ensuring food safety and supply chain transparency. They will also debate how unlocking the full potential requires exploration of novel protein sources through diverse microorganisms and feedstock optimization. Hybrid approaches, merging fermentation with plant-based proteins, offer exciting avenues for creating more complex and functionally diverse protein profiles. This technology also empowers precise nutritional tailoring, addressing specific dietary needs and market demands. The most compelling advantage lies in the inherent sustainability of these methods. Compared to traditional meat production, biomass fermentation and waste stream utilization boast a significantly lower environmental impact. Quantifying and effectively communicating this advantage is key for B2B partnerships and consumer adoption.

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The Future of Protein Production Amsterdam!

Europe's Meeting Place For Alternative Protein Production Solutions

October 23 - 24 2024 | RAI Amsterdam