Project to produce milk with carbon dioxide and electricity receives support from the EU…
A project to produce whey protein using carbon dioxide and electricity has been awarded investment from the European Commission through its innovation programme.
The European Innovation Council (EIC) selected this project to produce milk protein without cows from a pool of 440 project proposals. Alongside this project, a total of 44 projects were selected for investment.
The dairy sector is recognised as a sector that emits a lot of carbon dioxide. In 2020, a study concluded that according to 2017 data, the combined emissions of the world’s 13 largest dairy companies emitted more greenhouse gases than the ‘carbon giants’ BHB and ConocoPhillips.
About the project…
With a total budget of €5.5 million, the Hydrocow project will develop a Design-Build-Test cycle consisting of the design of a comprehensive metabolic model for hydrogen oxidising bacteria (HOB) at RWTH Aachen University.
Speaking about the project, Dr. Arttu Luukanen at Solar Foods said: “Hydrocow could lead to the emergence of a truly ground-breaking technology for the food industry We are grateful to the EIC funding for sharing our vision in this project. We have an extremely talented consortium and we can’t wait to get started.”