21 11, 2018

The progress of IPC-project “Transition to Plant Proteins” after 1 year

Now 1 year ago, The Protein Cluster clustered 13 Dutch SME’s with innovative plant protein ingredients, concepts and technologies in an Innovation Performance Contract (IPC) titled “Transition to Plant Proteins”. In a two year period, the companies will work in 5 sub-projects on vegetable ice-cream, spreads, sausages and other products based on algae, fava beans, seaweed, hemp and soy.

Last week, at the half of the project, the members of the IPC gathered at the Foodvalley NL office in Wageningen to share their progress during the first year. I was very pleased to hear that all sub-projects made a lot of […]

25 10, 2018

Plant-based proteins: A serious business has turned into serious business

The consumption of plant-based proteins is growing rapidly. Pioneers in the field explained to the 250 participants of the Foodvalley Summit Proteins of the Future, on 10 October in Ede, that their growth is accelerating, and demands exceed production capacity. But there are still challenges to overcome.

Growing demand
Frank Giezen, CEO of Ojah, was one of the pioneers of green proteins. He started the company 10 years ago with 3 people. Now there are 45. Ojah develops and produces meat alternatives with long fibres, also called third generation meat alternatives. Giezen emphasizes the importance of co-creation. “That means that you […]

5 09, 2018

Green Meat Products: World record Vegan Döner Kebab

We are proud to inform you that TPC member Green Meat Products is now holder of the World Record Vegan Döner Kebab!

August the 23th, the last day of the student introduction week of TU Delft, was a very special day for Green Meat Products. On the University Campus they set the world record for eating Vegan Döner Kebab: a total of 3562 free sandwiches were consumed within five hours. By choosing this plant-based Döner Kebab instead of the traditional variant with meat, 2.5 million liters of water and a little less than 4000 kg of animal feed have been saved.

The […]

3 07, 2018

The Protein Cluster in Progress

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. […]

1 06, 2018

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?  […]

1 05, 2018

Meet The Protein Cluster during Seeds&Chips, 7-10 May, Milano Italy

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 […]

1 05, 2018

Plant based protein trending topic Food Future Event18 in the Netherlands

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….”

 
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26 04, 2018

Bobeldijk Food Group: Next steps in Plant based products

“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 […]

14 03, 2018

Dutch protein production gets a boost

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. […]