Alternative proteins are a broad grouping of protein foods that are derived from sources other than live animals. This umbrella term includes the sub-categories cell-based meat, plant-based meat, and protein derived from fungi, but also extends to the manufacture of all the other inputs and specialized ingredients which are required to make these products. Examples of well-known alternative products include the very popular Beyond Meat and Impossible Burgers. Generally, this diverse group of products offers a more sustainable protein source than traditional meats and seafood. In addition to the popular plant-based burgers, other Alternative Proteins can be sourced from algae, fungi, or from cultured animal cells. Numerous protein mixtures typically derived from animal sources may also now be produced recombinantly using “cellular agriculture”, a sub-section of the broader alternative proteins space.
Because the alternative protein space is so broad, experts in this area can come from different backgrounds. However, it is important that an expert have a grounding in disciplines that include food science, bioprocessing, fermentation, microbiology, cell culture, and tissue engineering.
Alternative proteins experts can assist clients in numerous ways starting with product conception and extending to manufacturing process refinement. Given that many alternative protein platforms are at the research stage of development, an important way an expert can assist clients is with proof-of-concept research and feasibility or techno-economic analyses. Later on, an expert can help transition a lab-scale process to the pilot and demonstration stages.
Alternative protein consultants can often assist with other things like peptides and postbiotics and large renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms like Lee Enterprises Consulting will offer a wide range of services in other areas like biofuels, biochemicals, biotechnologies, biomaterials, synthetic biology commercialization, feedstocks, and hemp/cannabis. These companies should also have services like due diligence, feedstock availability, grants and loans, and bio-market research. The company also offers technical and engineering-related services like techno-economic analysis, environmental evaluations, feasibility studies, risk analysis, and expert witness engagements. They might also have strategic partnerships in place to assist clients with insurance, legal, accounting, plant fabrication, and feedstock procurement.
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