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Towards a sustainable bioeconomy

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Towards a sustainable bioeconomy

10th BioSC Spotlight: "Alternative Proteins made from Plants"

3 September 2024 | 09:30 am - 4:30 pm | RWTH Aachen
Otto-Bayer-Saal | Worringerweg 1-2 | 52074 Aachen


High-quality proteins are an essential part of food and feed, but are also needed e.g. as enzymes and for pharmaceutical applications. To produce them in sufficient quantities while saving resources, new protein sources need to be accessed. Various plants can be considered for this purpose. However, this brings a number of challenges, from breeding and cultivation to processing and social acceptance. The whole range of topics will be covered by the 10th BioSC Spotlight where scientists from the BioSC and external guests will contribute their expertise. A special focus will be on lupin as a case study.


Registration is open!
Please register not later than August 20, 2024:



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09:00 Registration

Welcome and Introduction


Plants as protein source: Global and European perspectives

10:45 Coffee Break

Breeding and products:  Lupins as a case study

Breeding of lupins
Thomas Eckhardt,
Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Lupine e.V.

Optimization of plant performance and products for lupin cascade use (BioSC project P3roLucas)
Marco Löhrer
, Plant Physiology, RWTH Aachen University/ BioSC


13:15 Lunch

Producing and processing plant proteins

Producing special proteins in plants
Stefan Schillberg
, Fraunhofer IME, Aachen/ Molecular Biotechnology, RWTH Aachen University/ BioSC

Cheese and meat from plant proteins
Adam Erdös, IASP, Berlin

Wet-Process: Industrial production of plant-protein isolates from legumes
Nils Horstmann, GEA group