Official Opening Green Protein Demo Plant | Dinteloord, The Netherlands

10 October 2019
Dinteloord, The Netherlands

BBI JU project Green Protein will host the official opening of its demo plant in Dinteloord (NL) on 10 October 2019.

GreenProtein aims at a major innovation in the fields of protein production and food loss reduction in EU by producing high-added value, food-grade functional proteins and other ingredients, out of green field waste.

The general objective of the GreenProtein project, which gathers 7 different European partners during 4.5 years, is to establish a demo plant for the extraction and purification of functional RuBisCo protein isolate at industrial scale. GreenProtein will demonstrate the technical and economic feasibility of the revalorisation of green residues from existing agroindustry.

The demo plant, which will be placed into a marine container, will be ready to be “plugged” into the processing line, representing an easily replicable system with a high spreading projection in the whole EU.

BBI JU Executive Director Philippe Mengal will attend the event and give remarks.


13.30 pm    Walk-in and meet & greet
14.00 pm    Welcome by chairman Paul Mesters, CEO Suiker Unie      
14:10 pm    Opening Green Protein Demo Plant
14:30 pm    Interactive presentations & discussions:                

  • Value creation in the protein ingredient market by Denis Chereau, General Manager, Improve
  • Cosun plant based activities by Frank van Noord, Chief Innovation Officer
  • Green Protein – from green biomass to white proteins by Paulus Kosters, Senior Programme Manager Proteins

15.30 pm    Tour of the Demo Plant
16.30 pm    Wrap up, followed by a network reception
18.00 pm    End of the event