Nutritech - Rethinking the Food Chain

Hybrid ingredient and cellular agriculture know-how showcased at the Institute of Food Technologists annual meeting 2019

24.6.2019 23:00

The IFT19 - Feed your future event was held in New Orleans, the United States in June 2-5th, 2019. This large half-conference, half food expo of over 15000 attendees works as a bridge between scientists, food companies and new startup companies. It was organized by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). Research team leader Emilia Nordlund and Senior scientist Dilek Ercili-Cura were the representatives of VTT at this annual meeting and their presentations demonstrated the work VTT does towards reaching Food Economy 4.0 goals. Nordlund presented the VTT approach to hybrid ingredients: dry fractionation can yield high-protein and high-fibre ingredients from sidestreams while enzyme treatments and fermentation can improve the functional properties such as protein solubility and gelling properties. On the other hand, Ercili-Cura highlighted modern techniques for cellular agriculture: cells can produce protein directly from the air and animal proteins such as milk and egg proteins can be manufactured in cell factories.

Download the presentations:

 2019-06-Nordlund_IFT-Hybrid Ingredients.pdf


For more information:

Dilek Ercili-Cura 

Emilia Nordlund

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