Approximately 1.3 billion tons of food produced for food consumption goes to waste every year. If that waste mass were dropped on the land area of Helsinki (213.8 km²), it would form a layer over 3 meters in thickness. A new project–Volare–supported by VTT's new deep-tech incubator Launchpad aims to utilize such waste streams. Volare aims to provide a sustainable solution for protein production through valorisation of food industry side streams. One of their solutions is a feed-grade protein meal made of food by-products that contain over 50% protein and 15% fat.
Volare is looking for mentors and partners interested in the field of sustainable protein production, and for collaboration opportunities with the food industry.
For more information:
Read more about Volare:
Volare at VTT Launchpad
Read more about the VTT LaunchPad:
VTT's deep-tech incubator
Read the VTT Launchpad press release (in Finnish):
Kalanviljelyyn tarvitaan uusia kestäviä rehuja – VTT:n hautomoyrityksiltä kaksi ratkaisua