The Protein Produced From ‘Bacteria’ Can Replace Soybeans
The Protein Produced From ‘Bacteria’ Can Replace Soybeans Finnish scientists who produce protein from the’ bacterium ‘ say this food product could become an environmentally friendly product within 10 years that is far cheaper than the protein produced from soybeans and replaces it.
This protein, called Solein, is produced by keeping a bacterium in the soil in water and feeding it with carbon dioxide and hydrogen gas. The protein that the bacteria produce by feeding in this way is then dried and powdered.
It can be added to food in powder form, or it can be presented in certain patterns with 3-D printers.
If this electricity is derived from renewable energy such as solar or wind power, the protein production will be achieved with a greenhouse gas emission close to zero, the researchers say.
This could eliminate many problems associated with agricultural production.
When I visited the pilot plants in Helsinki of Solar Foods, the food technology company founded in 2017, last year, researchers were struggling to find funding with the aim of expanding the studies.
They have found resources for an investment of 5.5 million euros, the researchers say, depending on current electricity prices, the cost of producing a protein with this method over a 10-year period, perhaps in 2025, could be equivalent to the cost of soy production.
I didn’t get any taste when I tasted the protein powder produced, which the researchers note that should be the case.
This protein powder is planned to be a natural additive that can be added to any type of food.
This protein can be used in the production of meat and fish by artificial means, as well as in the feeding of large head animals and the rainforest is said to be grown in the fields opened by cutting soybeans can replace.
Even if everything goes as planned, it could take years to get to large-scale production to meet worldwide demand.
This study is just one of many projects aimed at producing synthetic foods of the future.