AOCS, host of the Sustainable Protein Forum, is the preeminent scientific organization serving the fields of oils, fats, lipids, proteins, surfactants, and related materials.

"The alternative protein market is anticipated to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 11.2% from 2020 to 2027 to reach $27.05 billion by 2027.” – Meticulous Market Research, Pvt. Ltd.

With an increased commitment to sustainability, alternative proteins are in higher demand than ever before. Each year, the Sustainable Protein Forum takes a closer look at compelling advancements for the systems and solutions that will play a central role in nourishing our world.

The Forum is dedicated to covering the entire spectrum of sustainable protein nutrition from livestock to pets to humans. It also seeks to investigate the sustainable protein industry’s many facets, including quality determination and the sensory science of plant proteins.

History of the Sustainable Protein Forum

November 2019: Pulse Science and Technology Forum

The annual conference was initially named the Pulse Science and Technology Forum: An international symposium on analysis, nutrition and applications of plant proteins. The event was held November 5-7, 2019, in Toronto, Canada, and convened leading research organizations from the USA and Canada.

Select presentations can be viewed in the Open Forum Library on AOCS inform|connect. Visit the Library and open the “Plant Proteins” folder to see the full list of available presentations.

October 2020: Plant Protein Science and Technology Forum

After a successful first year, the conference continued with a new name that better encompassed its scope. Renamed the Plant Protein Science and Technology Forum, the event was held online in October 2020. Live presentations combined with interactive question and answer sessions gave participants access to the latest information on the analysis, nutrition, and applications of plant proteins. 

Access the 2020 Forum to view the complete schedule and stream select sessions.

October 2021: Plant Protein Science and Technology Forum

The third Plant Protein Science and Technology Forum was held online on October 12—14, 2021. Attendees streamed live interactive sessions, viewed ePosters, and experienced unique networking opportunities.

Visit the 2021 Forum to view the complete schedule and stream select sessions.

October 2022: Sustainable Protein Forum

As sustainable protein research has continued to evolve rapidly, a new name, Sustainable Protein Forum, was born.

Each successive year, the conference has grown in scope and attendance, becoming the premier event addressing science and technology challenges and opportunities related to sustainable proteins. This year, a hybrid Forum took place live in Chicago, Illinois, USA, and online.

Program Committee

The Program Committee consists of experts and thought-leaders from academia, industry, and government who lead their area of expertise in plant proteins. Meet the committee.

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Registration List

To protect AOCS and Sustainable Protein Science and Technology Forum attendees from fraudulent companies, the attendee list is not for sale. If you ever receive any communication regarding the Sustainable Protein Science and Technology Forum and have questions as to its legitimacy, please feel free to contact AOCS at meetings@aocs.org.