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Could a biofuel by-product become a source of vegetable protein?

by Futures Centre, Aug 25
1 minute read

A Sydney-based company has inadvertently discovered a means of producing a low-cost but high-quality source of vegetable protein.

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Alternative Fuel Corporation (AFC) is primarily a biofuel company. However, it has refined its ethanol biofuel production process in a way that produces a nutritious protein-rich form of yeast as a by-product.

The company are currently looking to use this high-quality yeast protein in animal feed.

This protein source is also reportedly suitable for human consumption, as a milk or egg substitute. 

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