GreenProtein was a European project under the Horizon 2020 EU-BBI schedule aiming at a major innovation in the field of protein production and food loss reduction in the EU by producing high-added value, food-grade functional proteins and other ingredients, out of green leaves. The project started in September 2016 and ended in May 2021
The general objective of the GreenProtein project, that gathered 7 different European partners during almost 5 years, was to establish a demo plant for the extraction and purification of functional RuBisCo protein isolate at industrial scale. The GreenProtein project demonstrated the technical and economic feasibility of the revalorisation of green residues from existing agroindustry, especially from sugar beet leaves that are normally left as crop residue in the field.
Cosun Protein was the lead partner in the consortium and the demo plant was installed at its location in Dinteloord NL. More information on the project and the results can be found here.