Fermentation for Alternative Proteins

As a leading Fermentation CDMO, BOC Sciences creates alternative proteins for human nutrition industry. Based on the comprehensive platforms from strain improvement to downstream processing, we are able to provide alternative protein production from lab scale to industrial scale.

Fermentation for Alternative Proteins

What are Alternative Proteins?

Traditional protein production methods cannot meet the future living needs of human beings in terms of quantity, quality and sustainable supply. It is urgent to build a sustainable high-quality protein supply model. The so-called alternative protein is a general term, which can be divided into microbial protein, cellular protein, insect protein and plant protein according to different raw materials.

Technologies commonly used for alternative proteins include plant protein formulation, microbial fermentation and cell culture. The core technology is fermentation. As an expert in the field of fermentation, BOC Sciences can obtain rich organic matter through fermentation, and provide customers with the core raw materials of microbial protein and derivative components (such as flavors, enzymes and fats) to replace proteins.

Types of Alternative Proteins

Plant-Based Proteins

One of the most widely recognized categories of alternative proteins, plant-based proteins are derived from plants like soybeans, peas, lentils, chickpeas, and various other legumes.

Microbial Proteins

Microbial proteins are produced from various microorganisms, including bacterial proteins, fungal proteins, and microalgae proteins.

Insect Proteins

Insects are rich in protein, vitamins, and minerals, making them a valuable alternative protein source.

Lab-Grown Proteins

Also known as cultured or cell-based meats, lab-grown proteins are produced by culturing animal cells in a controlled environment.

Alternative Proteins Fermentation

Based on the biodiversity of microbial species and utilizing strong biosynthetic capabilities, we provide innovative solutions for fermentation alternative proteins.

Target Selection and Design

We can achieve precision fermentation for any target that customers are interested in, including proteins, lipids, flavor compounds, flavors, enzymes, growth factors, pigments, etc., so that they can be efficiently synthesized under specific processing conditions, thereby greatly reducing costs.

Strain Development

We have complete strain preservation equipment and professional preservation technology to ensure the authenticity, safety and traceability of strain resources. We can provide exclusive preservation services, and provide technologies such as freeze-drying of strains and construction of strain banks. We are equipped with a microbial phenotype identification and analysis system, which can provide systematic microbial phenotype research, and can also provide data support for flavor research of fermented foods.

Fermentation for Alternative Proteins

Raw Material Optimization

We use waste or by-products from food processing as raw materials for fermentation. By adopting globally recognized standards and developing novel protein characterization techniques, we have greater flexibility to utilize a variety of unconventional raw materials, including high molecular weight proteins, amino acids, small peptides, simple sugars, fibers and starches.

Bioprocess Design

We fully consider the fermentation scale, cost and sustainability, adopt a new type of bioreactor, and increase production capacity by adding parallel small-volume production units instead of increasing unit volume, thereby reducing the technical risks and capital costs associated with scale-up.

Application Fields of Alternative Proteins

Advantages of Alternative Proteins

With the rapid growth of the global alternative protein market, the alternative protein cultivated by microbial fermentation has set off a new trend of healthy diet with the advantages of less resource consumption, high efficiency, environmental protection and sustainability, and comprehensive nutrition.

The business of BOC Sciences involves the entire fermentation industry chain. We can achieve rapid culture of strains and accurate identification of metabolites. We are good at the directional preparation of strains and substrates by means of synthetic biology, which is more precise. In particular, we prepare fermentation products in different ways, purify and polymerize them to form fermented proteins that can be used as raw materials.

If you are interested in our fermentation services for alternative proteins, please contact us today.

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