U-PROTEIN

creating new scientific and technological knowledge,
to re-engineer Ireland's agro-ecological system

U-PROTEIN

creating new scientific and technological knowledge,
to re-engineer Ireland's agro-ecological system
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Identifying Alternative Proteins

Examining the role of Crop & Marine resources as alternative sources of protein.

Unlocking Protein Resource Opportunities

The U-PROTEIN programme will ensure the highest standard of research integrity and will follow the national policy statement on ‘Ensuring Research Integrity’ through collaboration with well-established expert scientific groups. The Innovation 2020 vision is for Ireland to become global leaders in research and innovation.

U-PROTEIN does this by aligning with global research leaders (including Aarhus University, Denmark and CSIRO, Australia) essentially de-risking and thereby accelerating scientific excellence in the area of alternative proteins and associated climate change

Dedicated to Providing Quality Research

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U-Protein provides an interdisciplinary scientific platform to support diversification of protein resources within the Irish Agri-Food sector. The team are working on solutions for extraction of protein from crops and valorisation of residual biomass, to generate novel value chains for the food industry. The work is based on inspiration coming from discussions of scientists with different research backgrounds, and creates exciting opportunities to contribute to Ireland’s drive for a more circular economy.
Mark Fenelon.
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Mark Fenelon
Principal investigator
By design, U-Protein will add further value to already established production systems, delivering sustainable actions to exploit the authenticity and provenance of Irish material.
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Ewen Mullins
Principal Investigator