Project Details


There is an ever-increasing demand for sustainable plant proteins for food and a huge potential in extracting such proteins from green biomasses. Grass4Food deals with the development of a process for high-quality food protein from clover grass and alfalfa. In 2019, laboratory-scale work was carried out on a membrane filtration process for extraction of food protein and
the experiences must be used in this project to optimize and scale up the process on a pilot scale. Once the process has been developed, it must be used for building a prototype that will enable simultaneous production of food and feed protein. The overall concept, incl. handling of
side streams, must be integrated into a BiomassProtein™ protein factory in GreenLab Skive, which stakeholders in the area are in the process of obtaining capital for building in collaboration with Vestjyllands Andel. The development of the food protein process will take place in close collaboration between BiomassProtein (BMP), Center for Membrane Filtration at Aalborg
University (AAU), the membrane filtration company MMS (MMS), GreenLab
Skive (GLS) and Thise Dairy (TM). There will be continuous optimization on the process, and the food proteins produced will be analyzed for food properties and used for the development of new food products. Operational and production experiences from the prototype plant will form the basis for the establishment of larger central production plant, first by expanding the GLS factory and subsequently in other grass protein plants.
Effective start/end date01/07/202030/06/2024

Collaborative partners

  • BiomassProtein ApS (Joint applicant) (lead)
  • Thise Mejeri (Project partner)
  • GreenLab Skive (Project partner)
  • MMS Nordic (Project partner)

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


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