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Assessment of microbial protein sources for food and feed

Prometheus is a collaborative business project (type ICON) in which three food companies from different sectors collaborate with research institutes to reach a common objective. This project is also a cross-sectoral intercluster project in collaboration with Catalisti, the spearhead cluster for the chemical industry.

The objective of this project is to obtain a proof of concept that microbial, protein-rich biomass and by-products from citric acid production are suitable as a high-quality protein source in food for both animals and humans. 

Flanders’ FOOD manages and coordinates the project.
The following companies and research groups are responsible for the execution: 

  • Calidris Bio
  • Citrique Belge
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Fides petfood
  • ILVO
  • VITO
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Calidris Bio
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