Gas-based fermentation to produce proteins

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14 May 2021

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Alternative protein Convenient processing Food biodiversity Waste Water availability

This innovation proposes to use enzymatic reactions to convert carbon dioxide with microbes and a minimal amount of water, nutrients and electricity, into human-edible proteins. This process is ten times as efficient as photosynthesis, and as the process is done in tanks the land efficiency is roughly 20,000 times greater than arable farming. Proteins are essential for growth and maintenance of good health. However, protein production is currently associated to a high environmental cost. There is urgent need for novel practices that generate high quality protein at low (environmental) cost...

This innovation proposes to use enzymatic reactions to convert carbon dioxide with microbes and a minimal amount of water, nutrients and electricity, into human-edible proteins. This process is ten times as efficient as photosynthesis, and as the process is done in tanks the land efficiency is roughly 20,000 times greater than arable farming. Proteins are essential for growth and maintenance of good health. However, protein production is currently associated to a high environmental cost. There is urgent need for novel practices that generate high quality protein at low (environmental) cost. This system produces protein powder that can be integrated into meals.

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