04.05.2023 Ι Andritz introduces comprehensive solutions to produce alternative proteins 2023/05/04. The International technology group is expanding its offering to the food and feed industries with solutions to produce alternative proteins.
The company will help customers scale up alternative protein production to a commercial level and provide support over the entire equipment life. The new offering will initially focus on alternative protein sources such as peas, pulses, lentils, insects, and animal residues, with more to come soon.
Side-by-side with customers
Andritz experts are working side-by-side with customers to find the optimal solution for their alternative protein production needs based on wet or dry processing. The tailored end-to-end solutions include concept design, process engineering, realization, automation, and service. The company has proven technologies for all key process steps available in the group, including milling, conditioning, dewatering, drying, extrusion, and pelleting – all backed by innovative process automation and proven global service. To produce alternative proteins, Andritz will draw upon the broadest product portfolio worldwide as well as its expertise in project management by dedicated and experienced teams.
“We are thrilled to officially announce the birth of this new offering,” says Christian Kling, Head of Alternative Protein Solutions at Andritz. “The field of alternative proteins is an exciting market but moving from lab to industrial scale can be challenging. Andritz – as the trusted partner on your side – not only has the production technology but also helps customers speed up commercialization and bridge the gap to full-scale production. With a history of 170 years, we have been engineering and implementing solutions for many industries including food and feed for decades.”
Building a test center
To support customers in realizing their ideas, Andritz is also building an innovative test center at Waddinxveen, The Netherlands. The “Food Innovation Xperience” will open in the 4th quarter this year, enabling customers to validate their concepts by scaling up production and testing quality, consistency, and energy efficiency at industrial levels.More information