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Dutch plant makes edible protein from sewage

by Futures Centre, May 9
1 minute read

A Dutch research team has managed to produce protein by reacting the ammonia nitrogen in sewage water with hydrogen and carbon dioxide. This creates a single cell protein that can be used in animal feed and perhaps eventually for human consumption.

Last week, Power to Protein opened its pilot facility in a sewage treatment plant in Enschede, in the East of the Netherlands.

This comes after proving the concept with a 5L reactor, successfully producing a protein “comparable to fishmeal or soymeal”, which are standard animal feed.


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