AGT Food and Ingredients
Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL)
To manufacture canola protein concentrates economically at large scale while being produced within a much lower carbon footprint than existing protein isolation processes.
This work investigates novel methods for protein separation from canola meal using alternative methods of desolventization, dry fractionation and extraction. Building on AGT Foods’ expertise in dry fractionation, the consortium aims to manufacture canola protein concentrates economically at large scale while being produced within a much lower carbon footprint than existing protein isolation processes. The project will enable proof-of-concept process development and collection of engineering data required to complete an economic evaluation of the scale-up feasibility for canola protein concentrate production. The project will also enable initial evaluation of canola protein concentrate in aquafeed and food formulations.
Results and Impact
- Anticipated reduction in greenhouse gas emissions due to the inclusion of canola protein concentrates in an aquafeed ration.
- Reduction in water use through their novel process, as compared to traditional wet processing techniques to create a canola protein concentrate.
- Increased number of employees, resulting in critical advancements to AGT’s talent development of its engineering team and R&D program.
- Developed AGT’s first internal IP strategy.
- Collaborated with the University of Saskatchewan to create this novel process, and provided long-term learning opportunities for its students.