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Protein Mining of Cereal side-streams Exploring Novel Technological Concepts

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






Project "PROMINENT" data sheet

The following table provides information about the project.

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy 

Organization address
city: Espoo
postcode: 2150

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 Coordinator Country Finland [FI]
 Project website
 Total cost 3˙103˙897 €
 EC max contribution 1˙685˙006 € (54%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3.2.6. (Bio-based Industries Joint Technology Initiative (BBI-JTI))
 Code Call H2020-BBI-PPP-2014-1
 Funding Scheme BBI-RIA
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-07-01   to  2018-10-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy FI (Espoo) coordinator 914˙631.00
2    UPFRONT CHROMATOGRAPHY AS DK (KOBENHAVN) participant 346˙000.00
3    FOODCOMPANIONS BV NL (Bilthoven) participant 244˙375.00
4    LUONNONVARAKESKUS FI (HELSINKI) participant 180˙000.00
5    AB Enzymes GmbH DE (Darmstadt) participant 0.00
6    BARILLA G. E R. FRATELLI SPA IT (PARMA) participant 0.00
7    OLVI OYJ FI (LISALMI) participant 0.00
8    SUDZUCKER AG DE (MANNHEIM) participant 0.00
9    UNITED BISCUITS (UK) LIMITED UK (HAYES) participant 0.00


 Project objective

There is a global need, from sustainability, food security and also health perspective, to increase dietary intake of plant protein. Side-streams from wheat and rice processing offer large under-exploited raw material potential, and we will work throughout the agro-industrial value chain to valorise that. The main aim of PROMINENT is to develop techno-economically and environmentally viable protein-based ingredients and foods from cereal processing side streams. We will concentrate on novel fractionation and extraction technologies, such as bioprocessing, supercritical carbon dioxide (SC-CO2) -extraction, thermo-mechanical technologies, wet and dry fractionation, and expanded bed adsorption as well as their combinations as novel hybrid processing technologies. A strong focus will be in using enzymatic and thermo-mechanical methods to improve techno-functional and sensory properties of protein ingredients to reach desirable taste and texture in food applications. Pasta, biscuit, cake and beverage food models are the main end product categories, where new protein ingredients will be used as dietary protein source and act as performance proteins to deliver similar techno-functional and sensory properties to animal proteins. We will also assess the safety, quality, techno-economical feasibility, sustainability and market potential of the new protein ingredients and foods, and design strategies for marketing, dissemination, and exploitation of innovations. The project will support the economic growth, resource efficiency and sustainability of the European agro-food industry, and open new market opportunities by generating new plant protein ingredients obtained from cereal processing side streams as well as new products for the consumer food market.


List of deliverables.
Final symposium Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-08-30 14:17:00
Second project leaflet Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-08-30 14:17:00
Third press release Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-08-30 14:17:00
First press release Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-08-30 14:17:00
Second press release Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-08-30 14:17:00
First project leaflet Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-08-30 14:17:00
Two video clips about project outcome Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-08-30 14:17:00
A project website established Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-08-30 14:17:00
Presentation slide set of PROMINENT Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-08-30 14:17:00
Assessment report on social aspects of production and processing Documents, reports 2019-08-30 14:17:00

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of PROMINENT deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 Anni Kortekangas
Enzyme-aided gelation of a protein-enriched rice bran fraction
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2018 Anni Nisov
Functionalisation of cereal protein concentrates for improved performance.
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2017 Tuomo Autio
Impact of water content on protein extraction from cereal side streams using deep eutectic solvents
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