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Attend the open-access livestreams to dive into the 2022 Sustainable Protein Forum before the meeting begins

The 2022 Sustainable Protein Forum is offering five open-access sessions before and during the event. In-person and online attendees, as well as other interested individuals, are welcome to attend.

All livestreams will be available on the Sustainable Protein Forum website. Participants in 'Successful Alternative Protein Startups' will have a unique opportunity to register for a Zoom webinar for a more interactive experience.

Open-Access Livestream Schedule

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Special Session: Canadian Opportunities in Alternative Protein

October 4 | 3:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m. CDT (Chicago, USA; UTC-5)

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Overview

The demand for alternative sources of protein is booming! It is estimated 1 in 10 portions of meat, eggs, and dairy will be derived from alternative proteins by 2035. Canada is an active player in what is projected to be a $290B opportunity. Join us to learn about the six key strengths that make Canada a great place to do business in alternative proteins, as well as the companies, researchers, investors and other strategic partners in Canada who are changing the game in alternative proteins.

Presenter: Christina Connelly, Trade Commissioner, Agri-Food, Consulate General of Canada in Minneapolis

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Demo and Tasting Experience with Equii

October 4 | 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. CDT (Chicago, USA; UTC-5)

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Overview

A major portion of our diet is dedicated to staple foods that come from wheat, rice, corn, pulses, potato, oats, cassava, sorghum, millets etc. The scale and outreach of agricultural crops is key to feeding 9.6 billion people sustainably by 2050. However, the lack of protein quality and quantity in agricultural products must be addressed first. At Equii, we harness the power of fermentation to enrich agricultural products with complete protein and make them nutritionally balanced. Our mission is to deliver the best tasting nutritious products for all eating occasions, that are right for our entire family and for planet earth. Enjoy a high-protein product demonstration and tasting with Cella Farms to cap the first day of sessions at the Sustainable Protein Forum.

Presenter: Baljit Ghotra, Co-Founder and CTO, Equii

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Successful Alternative Protein Startups

Presentations

Session Welcome and Introduction

Keratin Derived Sustainable and Green Bio-Adsorbents for Heavy Metal Ions Remediation from Polluted Water 
Presenter: Muhammad Zubair, M.Sc – University of Alberta

Toward an Integrated Framework of Process Optimization Based on Technical, Economic, and Environmental Performance Criteria: A Case Study on Pulse Protein Processing 
Presenter: Jannatul Ferdous – University of British Columbia 

Functionalization of Rapeseed Protein Using Membrane Filtration
Presenter: Simone Bleibach Bleibach Alpiger, MA – Aarhus University

Impact of Extruder Die Temperature and Nitrogen Gas Injection on the Physical Quality of Soy Protein Meat Analogues 
Presenter: Neeraj Ghanghas – University of Manitoba

Final Questions and Feedback 

As demand for alternative proteins continues to increase, startups across the world have entered the space to meet these needs. Substantial growth in the sector projected over the next decade presents new opportunities as well as considerations for adapting to rapid market expansion.

In this online session, founders and executive leaders from alternative protein startups will share insights into their success, how they have faced challenges, and highlight ways their company’s vision contributes to the future of sustainable proteins – and how you can succeed too.

Moderator: Phillip S. Kerr, Chief Technology Officer, Prairie AquaTech, USA


Exploring Global Fermentation Ecosystems

Presentations

Session Welcome and Introduction

Overview of Fermentation and Bioengineering Technologies in the Growing Agricultural Landscape
Presenter: Phil Kerr – Prairie AquaTech

The Fermentation Ecosystem in Finland – Synbio Expertise
Presenter: Jussi Jantti – VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

A Global Viewpoint of the Fermentation Ecosystem in Israel – the Kitchen Hub
Presenter: Dorit Rozner – The Kitchen Hub

Overview of Academic Industrial Partnership in Fermentation and Bioengineering – Cornell University Presentation
Presenter: Bruno Xavier, PhD – Cornell University

Canada’s $12.5 Billion Opportunity in Food Innovation
Presenter: Elaine Corbett – Ontario Genomics

Developing the Fermentation and Bioengineering Ecosystem in Saskatchewan
Presenter: Mehmet C. Tulbek, PhD, President, Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre, Canada

Panel Discussion

Wrap up and Closing

While fermentation is an age-old food processing method, the rapidly expanding alternative protein market represents a new frontier for this proven approach. To ensure a sustainable global food system that meets the needs of a growing population, expanding partnerships across sectors will be vital.

In this new session, leaders in the space will discuss opportunities for industry and academic collaborations that will spark technological innovations, address new challenges placed on current methods, and lead to more efficient solutions.

Moderators
Phillip S. Kerr, Chief Technology Officer, Prairie AquaTech, USA
Mehmet C. Tulbek, PhD, President, Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre, Canada


Student ePoster Pitch Competition: Part I

Presentations

Session Welcome and Introduction
11:00 AM – 11:05 AM CDT (Chicago, USA; UTC-5)
Session Chair & Moderator: James D. House, PhD – University of Manitoba

Keratin Derived Sustainable and Green Bio-Adsorbents for Heavy Metal Ions Remediation from Polluted Water 
Presenter: Muhammad Zubair, M.Sc – University of Alberta

Toward an Integrated Framework of Process Optimization Based on Technical, Economic, and Environmental Performance Criteria: A Case Study on Pulse Protein Processing 
Presenter: Jannatul Ferdous – University of British Columbia 

Functionalization of Rapeseed Protein Using Membrane Filtration
Presenter: Simone Bleibach Bleibach Alpiger, MA – Aarhus University

Impact of Extruder Die Temperature and Nitrogen Gas Injection on the Physical Quality of Soy Protein Meat Analogues 
Presenter: Neeraj Ghanghas – University of Manitoba

Final Questions and Feedback 


Student ePoster Pitch Competition: Part II

Presentations

Session Welcome and Introduction
Session Chair & Moderator: James D. House, PhD – University of Manitoba

Preparation of Transparent and Thermo-Reversible Pea Protein Gels and Their Potential Applications as Gelatin Alternatives
Presenter: Peineng Zhu – University of Alberta

Identifying the Core Regions of Legume Seed Storage Protein Amyloid Fibrils
Presenter: Yuran Zhang – University of British Columbia

Impact of Almond Roasting and Particle Size on Proteins Extracted Using Aqueous- and Enzyme-Assisted Methods for Almond Milk Production
Presenter: Jessica Hallstrom, M.S. – University of California Davis

Final Questions and Feedback