The Protein Cluster (TPC) assists SME’s in expanding their business in the plant-based protein domain. In recent months, TPC promoted plant-protein innovations of its members in Italy (Seeds & Chips), Belgium (Feeding the Foodture) and Germany (The Protein Transition in Progress). TPC sees a rapid growth in both young and established companies approaching the cluster to profit from its network, impact-driven approach and knowledge. […]
The Protein Cluster sessie: Inzichten in Groene Eiwitten in Duitsland, 12 juli, Wageningen (in Dutch)
Kansen op de Duitse markt voor groene eiwitten. Wetenswaardigheden over de Duitse markt en cijfers, hoe stimuleert de Duitse overheid de eiwittransitie, welke consumententrends zijn er, hoe reageren afzetkanalen, samenwerking Duitse proteïne clusters, hoe kunnen Nederlandse bedrijven hun producten het beste positioneren, ervaringen uit de praktijk over succes en falen, en waar is samenwerking met Duitse partners mogelijk? […]
Catch a glimpse of the innovative solutions in the Netherlands on plant proteins during the Seeds&Chips conference and have a chat at our booth.
Food & Health: Pioneering new products | 7 May, 14.45hrs
With a.o. Jeroen Willemsen, The Protein Cluster, and Green Protein Frontman
A changing food system means changing food sources, and nowhere is this more evident than in the rise of alternative proteins, super foods, and new ingredients. Whether plant based, cellular, or drawn from non-traditional animals these new products are among the most disruptive, and most important, additions to the global food supply.
Drop by the Food Valley booth D5 […]
The Plant based protein session provided the audience new insights into why alternative proteins are competing so successfully for the centre of the plate, the growth of the plant based cheese market and new technologies. Jeroen Willemsen, The Protein Cluster said: “The Netherlands is restoring a healthy balance in the consumption of animal and vegetable proteins, just like we did sixty years ago….”
“Twenty years from now, there won’t be enough meat to feed everyone anymore. So we’ll need something else. One of the alternatives is getting protein from plant-based sources instead of from meat. In order to make that happen, the idea here is that we want to eventually fully focus on plant-based production. And that sounds a bit odd for a company that originated in Deventer as a butcher,” says Remko Vogelenzang, CEO of Bobeldijk Food Group.
(In Dutch. English translation? Click youtube, click transscript openen and opt for English)
Bobeldijk Food Group is established in The Netherlands […]
Dutch protein production receives a major stimulus through the project ‘Field-bean chain innovation project’, the project, five organizations in the chain are working together to improve and advance the Dutch field bean. The aim is to jointly develop new food and feed applications for the field bean and to increase the acreage of field beans to match increasing demand. The project is supported by the province of Overijssel and meets a national goal of stimulating the cultivation of protein crops. […]
The Protein Cluster initiated the IPC project Transition to Plant Proteins. Thirteen Dutch SME’s receive funding to join forces in developing novel plant protein ingredients and applications. Further information in the Press Release (in Dutch).
Products with green proteins often look like meat products. The name ‘meat replacer or ‘meat alternative’ refers to something second best. Therefore, a new identity has to be developed for these products. The category offers opportunities for the food sector. Companies can meet challenges by co-creation. This can be concluded from the Green Protein summit in October 2017.
A fast growing worldwide population and increasing demands from growing middle classes in Asia and elsewhere, the large amount of land and water used to grow cattle, and health issues related to a high intake of (red) meat; the need of a transition […]
Close to 200 international stakeholders met during the first Green Protein summit, organized by Food Valley NL, marking the official launch of The Protein Cluster. Dutch and international renown plant protein entrepreneurs showed how creativity and technology are both ingredients for Green Protein impact.
During the Food Valley Green Proteins Summit on 11 October, the Protein Cluster was launched to a national and international audience. A collaboration between the provinces of Gelderland and Overijssel, Food Valley NL and Oost NL, the Protein Cluster (TPC) will function as an international center for entrepreneurs – in the plant based protein chain – who […]