Plant-based protein is dominating the headlines these days. Given our growing population, food security and environmental concerns, it should. But do you know that not all plant-proteins are the same? Consumers are asking important questions, such as:
- Is the plant genetically-modified or non-genetically modified?
- Under what environmental and agronomic conditions were the plants grown?
- Once harvested, how are the plant materials handled (transportation, processing, packaging)?
Prairie AquaTech has developed a Certified Grower’s Network and natural fermentation process to answer these questions. In fact, our fermentation process concentrates the things we love about plants (small, easy to digest proteins), and eliminates the more challenging things about plants (complex, difficult to digest sugars).
We have developed several examples of enhanced plant proteins to support our mission to make better ingredients for better feed and food. We also make important everyday products from the sugars that we extract. Our vision is to find the highest and best uses for every part of every plant and leave the planet in a better condition than we found it.
Prairie AquaTech has a pilot scale biorefinery with the capability to complete fermentation scale-up from 5 liters to 5,000 liters to 200,000 liters. We have upstream and downstream processing capabilities, such as aqueous extraction, solid / liquid separation, and drying technologies to apply our process to other plant-based proteins.
Our proprietary precision fermentation process can be applied to a variety of plant proteins. Our research and development team is actively pursuing partnerships and applying our technologies to other plant-based protein sources including dried distillers grain, canola meal, pea protein and barely protein. We have peer-reviewed publications describing our positive impact on many of these plant-based meals, which can be shared in due diligence.