The Andean lupin is at the heart and centre of this international research project. It’s a unique crop, due to its low nutritional requirements and ability to fixate nitrogen (making it suitable for marginal lands) as well as its highly valuable components, such as protein and oils. It’s a crop that not only makes farmers happy, but also offers potential applications in feed, food, and even cosmetics markets.
The project objectives were to:
- Maximise crop yield
- Develop consumer food, feed, non- food and bio-energy products
- Develop biorefinery principles to increase crop value
- Use solvent-free technology to accelerate supply chain development
During the closing conference, the results of over four years of research across seven work packages, 14 teams, and eight EU countries will be presented. The event will be celebrating the research done into the benefits, processing methods, applications, and business models of the Andean lupin; a versatile, protein-rich crop, bound to compete with soy and make waves across Europe.
You will receive a Teams link for the conference after registering.
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