Σ! 9936 SOYZYME
Developing innovative, enzyme-based technologies for structuring and processing soy protein
Period: 01.01.2017 – 31.12.2020
Budget: 900.000 euro (Serbia 400.000 euro + Romania 500.000 euro)
|Natural Ingredients R&D SRL||
|Expergo Business Network SRL||
|INCDBA – IBA Bucuresti||
Stage 1: 01.02.2017 – 30.09.2017 Stage 1 – Complex market study on the use of protein hydrolysates in food products and the determination of consumption habits
Stage 2: 01.10.2017 – 30.09.2018 Stage 2 – Evaluation of nutritional value and functional properties of protein hydrolyzate for industrial processing. Integration of food matrix and consumer preferences into food supplement
Stage 3: 01.10.2018 – 30.09.2019 Stage 3 – Developing manufacturing processes for the pilot plant at the pilot station level. Production of production technologies and pilot bakery batch making. SWOT analysis of food matrices.
Stage 4: 01.10.2019 – 31.01.2020 Stage 4 – Developing manufacturing processes for the meat processing industry at the pilot station level. Elaboration of production technologies and production of pilot batches of processed meat products. SWOT analysis of food matrices. Dissemination results and project promotion.
Etapa 5: 01.02.2020 – 31.01.2021
Etapa 6: 01.02.2021 – 31.01.2022
Etapa 7: 01.02.2022 – 31.01.2023
Project director: Dr. ZORICA KNEZEVIC-JUGOVIC, firstname.lastname@example.org
Responsible for the project Sojaprotein: BSc. MILAN SEVO, email@example.com
Responsible for the project Natural Ingredients R&D: ing. PETRU BARZAN, firstname.lastname@example.org
Responsible for the project Expergo Business Network: ing. CATALIN BILBIE, email@example.com
Responsible for the project INCDBA-IBA: Dr. ALINA CULETU, firstname.lastname@example.org
A protein hydrolyzate with special characteristics will be obtained. In addition, a pilot plant for producing this hydrolyzate will be carried out in Serbia. Hydrolyzate (both solid and liquid variants) will be sent to Romania for characterization, analysis and additional research to be transformed into a food supplement.
The Serbian industrial partner is a soybean producer and processor, who also has a health program called SojaVita. Unit Research from Serbia – University of Belgrade, Faculty of Metallurgical technologies, has excellent expertise on enzymatic treatments and will generate an innovative enzymatic technology (by non-thermal treatment).
The Romanian Coordinator (Natural Ingredients R & D SRL) is an innovative technology company that produces ingredients for cosmetic and food industries and wants to introduce soybean suppliments into its product portfolio. The food supplement, improved with the help of Romanian research specialists (INCDBA – Institute of Food Bioresources) will be tested in food (bakery and meat), obtained at the pilot stations of the institute. The Institute seeks to extend food standards, which it capitalizes on its pilot plant. The third Romanian partner – Expergo Business Network SRL – is an innovative company specializing in sensorial analysis, which will perform both the hydrolysates sensorial profile study and descriptive sensory analysis tests as well as quantitative product testing, functional product testing on consumers and the degree of acceptance and preference of consumers.
The Romanian-Serbian partnership in the project has a durable character and, after the end of the project, the Serbian side ensures the raw material (pilot plant) and the Romanian part the market opportunity of the food supplement and of the new food products, standardized on the pilot stations of IFB.