Rethinking the food system - Creating egg white without chickens
Food production currently requires a large amount of natural resources, such as water, and extensive use of land area. Due to the expected global increase in population, along with the high demand for reducing the environmental impact caused by conventional agriculture, innovative solutions in food production are necessary. Indeed, the need to find alternative ways to produce animal-based ingredients has challenged the food industry, for example, the need to find alternative solutions for making high performance chicken egg-based ingredients.
Therefore, we have developed a way of producing egg white protein, using new biotechnology-based protein production technologies, also known as cellular agriculture. Production of recombinant egg white protein has been demonstrated in pilot scale and the function has been confirmed in baking trials. The production system is protected by patent IPR and we are currently looking for partners to establish a spin off company.