Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan will receive $ 2.5 million to improve the process of converting pulses into new food ingredients, new bioplastics, and high-value biomedical materials.
Dr. Yongfeng Ai was funded by the federal government and Saskatchewan as part of Saskatchewan’s Strategic Research Initiative Program, which announced the theme of pulsed starch utilization in 2020.
David Marit, Minister of Agriculture, Saskatchewan, said: “This study will bring us closer to many of the goals outlined in Saskatchewan’s Growth Plan, which will process 50% of Saskatchewan pulse crops in the state and generate 100 value-added agricultural revenues. It includes the goal of increasing it to $ 100 million. “
Ai explores new uses for legume starch in Sascachuwan, transforming newly harvested legumes such as peas, broad beans, lentils and chickpeas into high-value foods, bioplastics and biomedical products. Streamline.
The goal is to create highly biodegradable and compostable bioproducts and create sustainable options for producing disposable products.
Exploring new applications for pulse starch for USask researchers – RealAgriculture
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