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New Proteins - New Food, Feed & Products - New Perspectives

September 2023 in Bremerhaven / Germany

Demand for proteins is increasing for food and feed applications. Thus, production will have to double by 2050. However, the current protein production, both animal- and plant-based, leads to (severe) negative environmental impact - e.g. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, land and water use and biodiversity loss.

The European Union is not able to operate self-sufficiently when it comes to protein production. Currently, a large proportion of the demand is met by importing proteins - despite concerns regarding food security and competitiveness in the EU. It is therefore of vital importance to discover and develop sustainable alternative protein sources that can be sustainably produced in quantities that meet the growing food and feed sectors.

The Next Generation Proteins Conference 2023will provide an overview of current developments in the field of alternative proteins: technologies, raw materials, applications, legal issues.

Meet practitioners and decision makers from the international protein, food and feed industry, as well as academics and policymakers, in a creative atmosphere in Bremerhaven, one of Germany´s leading food and feed innovation hotspots.

Do you want to contribute to the conference and share your recent research?

You are welcome to submit an abstract by the 31st March 2023.

Those who register before the abstract submission deadline will enjoy reduced early bird fees.

See you on the 7th & 8th September 2023!

Steering Committee:
Birgir Örn Smárason (Matís ohf., Iceland),
Sveinn Agnarsson (Sjókovin Blue Resource, Faroe Islands),
Charilaos Xiros (Rise Processum AB, Sweden),
Kolbrún Sveinsdóttir(Matís ohf., Iceland),
Alessio Bonaldo (Alma Mater Studiorum -Universita di Bologna, Italy),
Jaakko Paasi (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland),
Hafþór Ægir Sigurjónsson (KPMG EHF, Iceland),
Marie Shrestha (ttz Bremerhaven, Germany),
Guðmundur Stefánsson (Matís ohf., Iceland),
Imke Matullat (ttz Bremerhaven, Germany),
Martin Schüring (ttz Bremerhaven, Germany)
Benjamin Küther (Hochschule Bremerhaven, Germany)
Barbara Kleine-Kalmer (Hochschule Bremerhaven, Germany)

Local Organising Committee:
Martin Schüring (ttz Bremerhaven), Birgir Örn Smárason (Matís), Imke Matullat (ttz Bremerhaven), Marie Shrestha (ttz Bremerhaven), Ann-Kristin Schwarze (Biozoon), Christina Dietz (ttz Bremerhaven)





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ttz Bremerhaven is an independent research institute and performs application-related research and development. Under the umbrella of ttz Bremerhaven, an international team of experts is working in the fields of food and resource efficiency.