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The aim of the research partnership PROMINENT is to develop techno-economically and environmentally viable protein ingredients and foods from wheat & rice side streams.  Read more about the project summary here


  • Disintegration, fractionation and extraction technologies: bioprocessing, dry and wet milling, air classification, novel extraction solvents, membrane separation, expanded bed adsorption.
  • Enzymatic and thermo-mechanical methods to improve techno-functional and sensory properties of protein ingredients.
  • Applications: pasta, biscuits, cakes and beverages.
  • Assessment of quality, techno-economic feasibility, sustainability and market potential.
  • Designing strategies for marketing, dissemination, and exploitation of innovations.

Participants in PROMINENT are: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd (project leader), Südzucker AG, AB Enzymes, Upfront, United Biscuits, Barilla, Olvi, LUKE and Bridge2Food.

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This 3 year project with a value of € 3.1 Million (2015-2018) has received funding from the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking within the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 668953− PROMINENT.

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