The GreenProtein consortium hold its second general assembly during 7th and 8th of September in Murcia (Spain). The meeting was hosted by BIONET ENGINEERING and took place in its headquarters in Fuente Álamo.

The whole group came together for the second time to put in common the achievements after the first 12 months and to plan future activities. The meeting agenda included a technical visit to the Florette plant in Torre Pacheco (Murcia) to better understand the plant technology.

The GreenProtein project aims at producing high-added value, food-grade and fully functional proteins and other food ingredients, out of vegetable residues from the packed salad processing. GreenProtein has received 4.2 M€ from the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking, a public-private partnership between the EU and the Bio-based Industries Consortium. The project started on 1st September 2016 and will run for a period of 4.5 years.

This is an initiative coordinated by Provalor (NL) and involves the participation of other 7 European entities: SMEs (Ruitenberg Ingredients – NL-, Bionet Engineering -ES- and INNOVARUM -ES-), large companies (Florette -FR-), research organisations (TNO, -NL- and INRA, -FR-) and one faculty (FBIM, -RS-).

The GreenProtein group at Bionet Engineering headquarters. September 2017