The protein research in PCC comprises the whole food chain; from primary plant and animal production to end consumer aspects. For now it is primarily focussed on proteins in feed and food products, and is centered around question of bio-refinary and processing, proteins as ingredients, protein functionality, and chain aspects of new proteins.
We also keep an open eye for non-food aspects of the biobased economy (fuels, chemical ingredients) and for e.g. technical and medical protein applications, and where possible we try and bridge the gap between traditional fields of protein research.
Major research themes of PCC
- Bio-refinery and processing - protein sources and their primary processing
- Proteins as ingredients - how proteins find their way into feed and food
- Protein functionality - proteins in consumer/animal products and their biofunctionality
- Chain aspects of new protein sources - less traditional protein sources as alternative in feed and food