Special Edition: Alternative Feed Proteins

Danish study shows refined proteins from clover have a high amino acid content

By Jane Byrne

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Research at Aalborg University in Denmark suggests that green bio-refinery processes have the potential to generate organic protein-rich animal feeds from green crops for pigs, poultry and dairy cows.

One of the researchers involved in the study - Mette Lübeck, an associate professor at Aalborg University – will be talking about the key findings of that innovative piece of research during FeedNavigator’s inaugural face-to-face event - Feed Protein Vision​in Amsterdam on 6-7 March, 2018.

Her presentation will hone in on recent trials that evaluated the potential of a range of green crops for the development of an organic bio-refinery system.  In that research, a scale demo created a continuous refining process that included harvesting and processing of 400 tons of clover into a protein concentrate, a fiber-rich pressed cake and a residual stream of soluble nutrients.  These were used in experimental feed formulations for laying hens, broilers, pigs and cows. 

Professor Lübeck said the findings were surprising.

Join us in Amsterdam as she goes into further details on the trials and their promising results.

You can register for Feed Protein Vision here​. 

The event also includes presentations on novel proteins derived from single cell technology, insect meal, seaweed and microalgae. It analyses the opportunities and challenges presented by increased feed protein raw material production in Europe and evaluates the benefits of using more land animal proteins or PAPs in fish feed, among other topics.

McDonalds among stellar line-up of companies presenting

Our stellar line-up includes speakers from McDonalds, LMC International, Agrifirm, Rabobank, Skretting, FEFAC, ForFarmers, UC Davis, University of Stirling, and many, many more.

Total protein demand is widely estimated to double over the next 30 years, with the world population set to expand to nine billion. Developers are racing to explore new protein sources and create new formulations and technology to mitigate the negative environmental impact and strain on the existing protein supply chain. Forward-thinking innovation is key to both a sustainable supply chain and sustainable market success.

Interactive session 

The Protein Challenge 2040 partnership will also run a workshop at Feed Protein Vision​ that will bridge the feed and food communities by including delegates attending our sister site FoodNavigator’s consecutive event, Food Protein Vision.

The interactive session - Why is sustainable animal feed protein important for the food industry? - ​looks to identify how consumer expectations may change in the next five years, and it will outline the qualities of an animal feed that is fit for the future.

Don’t miss out! 

Feed Protein Vision is a must for any feed company that takes an innovative and sustainable approach to protein seriously.

With debates, speed networking opportunities, and a chance to munch over hot button topics at lunch, you will connect with people working on innovation in feed protein or related fields in a fun and informal way.

Sign up today to attend Feed Protein Vision​ in Amsterdam on 6-7 March, 2018.

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