Dairy vs. Plant-Based Protein Sustainabililty Potential [Presentation]

Originally Published: January 18, 2023
Last Updated: January 18, 2023

Abstract: Processing and manufacturing steps significantly impact the overall sustainability of dairy and plant-based protein ingredients. Extraction, separation, and concentration or isolation of proteins involve multistep processes that vary based on raw material inputs (i.e., dairy vs. plant). This presentation will compare several of these processes and the inputs required to obtain particular ingredients. Other factors will be considered to provide more holistic insights into the sustainability of dairy- versus plant-derived proteins. They include associated waste or co-product streams and broadly consider other sustainability metrics such as land surface use, greenhouse gas emissions and overall nutritional value.

Jacob Smith, Ph.D., Innovation Analyst, RTI Innovation Advisors—Speaker at the 2022 Protein Trends & Technologies Seminar, “Sustainability Considerations of Dairy Versus Plant-derived Protein Ingredient Processing”

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