precision fermentation; alternative proteins, functional proteins, molecular farming
Increase European protein self-sufficiency
We are looking to join a consortium primarily for topic 2. Within that topic we are interested in novel sources of protein production, more specifically (precision) fermentation proteins, SC proteins and plant molecular farming. Other sources like algae are also attractive. We are also interested in understanding the consumer perception, knowledge and motivations towards new protein sources.
Our role as industrial partner would include input on suitability of raw material, testing in application, feedback on consumer perception, among others.
We offer extensive know-how on baking, patisserie and chocolate applications, and an innovation team of researchers with diverse backgrounds and expertise relevant to food research. We have application testing labs and technicians, a vast range of analytical instruments including chromatography, food physico-chemical analysis, microbiology, sequencing, etc., as well as pilot-scale facilities for fermentation and bio-process (for example for precision-fermentation). Finally, we have an in-house trained sensory panel and industry experts in fermentation, baking, patisserie and chocolate making.
Puratos is a global company that specializes in the manufacturing and distribution of innovative ingredients, bakery, patisserie, and chocolate. We were founded in 1919 and our headquarters are in Belgium.
At Puratos, we offer a wide range of ingredients and solutions to professional bakers, patissiers, and chocolatiers. Our product portfolio includes baking mixes, bread improvers, flavors, fillings, chocolate, and other specialty ingredients. We take pride in providing technical expertise, research, and development support to our customers, helping them create new recipes and improve the quality of their products.
Operating in over 100 countries, we have a strong presence in both artisanal and industrial bakery markets. We work closely with our customers to understand their needs and provide tailored solutions. Sustainability and innovation are at the core of our values, as we strive to make a positive impact in the food industry, people and the planet.