Pitching Sessions

Animal-free gelatin production by fermentation of agriculture and food industry byproducts

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03/09/2022
 
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09:10 PM
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09:20 PM

About the Session

Fermentation is considered the third pillar of alternative protein revolution. At Liven, we focus our efforts on developing precision fermentation technology to produce functional protein ingredients that are natural replica of animal proteins. Using engineering biology, we transform microorganisms with genes that are responsible for producing animal proteins such as collagen and gelatin. The transformed microorganisms are cultivated in fermenters to produce proteins from plant-based raw-materials such as pulse starch, a by product from the pulse processing facilities. Since the proteins produced have identical amino acid sequences and structure as proteins that would be derived from animals, they provide the desired texture and sensory characteristics currently missing in plant-based formulations.

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