Andritz introduces solutions for alt-proteins
International technology group Andritz has expanded its offering to the food and feed industries with solutions to produce alt-proteins.
The company’s expertise will help customers scale-up alt-protein production to a commercial level and provide support over the entire equipment life. The new offering will initially focus on alt-protein sources such as peas, pulses, lentils, insects and animal residues.
Andritz experts will work side-by-side with customers to find the optimal solution for their alt-protein production needs based on wet or dry processing. The tailored end-to-end solutions include concept design, process engineering, realisation, automation and service.
Andritz has technologies for all key process steps available including milling, conditioning, dewatering, drying, extrusion and pelleting – all backed by innovative process automation and proven service.
To produce alt-proteins, Andritz says it “will draw upon the broadest product portfolio worldwide” as well as its expertise in project management.
Christian Kling, head of alternative protein solutions at Andritz, said:
“We are thrilled to officially announce the birth of this new offering. The field of alternative proteins is an exciting market but moving from lab to industrial scale can be challenging.”
He continued: “Andritz – as the trusted partner on your side – not only has the production technology but also helps customers speed up commercialisation and bridge the gap to full-scale production”.
To support customers, Andritz is building a test centre at Waddinxveen, the Netherlands (around 80km from agri-food research hub Wageningen), which is set to open in Q4 2023. The new centre, named Food Innovation Xperience, will enable customers to validate their concepts by scaling up production and testing quality, consistency and energy efficiency, at industrial levels.