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Differentiated & Biofunctional Foods - Projects

Differentiated & Biofunctional Foods


Below please find a selection of ongoing research projects. Project descriptions for several of them are publicly available on websites which can be linked to from this page:

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  1. Composition of "CleanMilk" from in vitro grown milk cells

    Lotte Bach Larsen , Nina Aagaard Poulsen , Ulrik Kræmer Sundekilde , Stig Purup & Jing Che

    The overall target of the CleanMilk initiative is to provide a scientific basis for potential future use of in vitrogrown bovine mammary cells for production of milk constituents. This will examine ifsuch systems in the long perspective can contribute to reduce climate gases and thereby contribute to fulfill Danish climate goals for 2030 and 2050.

    The project is financed by the Danish Dairy Research FoundationDescription


  2. GRATIS - Grønt protein til slagtegrise

    Lene Stødkilde-Jørgensen , Maria Eskildsen & Margrethe Therkildsen

    GRATIS- projektet er en add-on til projektet ENTRANCE (Eco-efficient pig production and local protein sup-ply), som har til formål at måle klimabelastningen og produktiviteten ved en total eliminering af soja fra produktionen af grisekød.

    Projektet er finansieret af Svineafgiftsfonden.Description


  3. CircularMeat – Cultured meat from animal derived side-streams

    Jette F Young , Margrethe Therkildsen , Martin Krøyer Rasmussen & Mogens Sandø Lund

    In a balanced meal, meat contribute with proteins, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins, bioactive components, and minerals. However, traditional meat production is challenged, because it draws heavily on land and water resources and contribute significantly to greenhouse gas emission. Cultured meat is a future way to produce the same nutrients, with severely reduced impact on the environment. One of the largest challenges in culturing muscle cells in an economic sustainable way with consumer acceptance is eliminating fetal bovine serum (FBS) from the culture media. This project focuses on efficient modeling of culture media composition without FBS, by identifying and validating the combined effect of animal side-stream derived nutrients supplemented with recombinant growth factors for a cultured meat production in a circular perspective.Description