A Century's Breakthrough in Upcycling Lignocellulosic Biomass: Embion Technologies, Hard-tech Spin-off of the EPFL, Disrupts Nutrition Innovation with Sophisticated, Complex-prebiotics for Immunity

Authors

  • Gina Noh Embion Technologies SA, Chemin de la Dent d'Oche 1A, EPFL Innovation Park (Building L), CH-1024 Ecublens, Switzerland
  • Cora De Gol Embion Technologies SA, Chemin de la Dent d'Oche 1A, EPFL Innovation Park (Building L), CH-1024 Ecublens, Switzerland
  • Sviatlana Siankevich Embion Technologies SA, Chemin de la Dent d'Oche 1A, EPFL Innovation Park (Building L), CH-1024 Ecublens, Switzerland;, Email: ssiankevich@embiontech.com

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.2533/chimia.2020.784

Keywords:

Bioactives, Immunity, Lignocellulosic biomass, Prebiotics

Abstract

Embion Technologies SA is a hard-tech spin-off of the EPFL, with a disruptive and novel platform technology that aims to enable the global transition to zero waste via the circular bioeconomy. Embion's initial focus is on transforming low-value food and agricultural industry byproduct streams to affordable next-generation prebiotics – nutrition for human and animal microbiome. We demonstrate here that the company's proprietary technology is simple and flexible and can be applied to a wide variety of feedstocks to extract tailored products with specific fingerprints. Embion's technology unlocks the natural hidden value of fibers, fats, proteins, minerals, and polyphenols within these byproduct streams to bring different functional food ingredients to the food, feed, and beverage market.

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Published

2020-10-28

How to Cite

[1]
G. Noh, C. De Gol, S. Siankevich, Chimia 2020, 74, 784, DOI: 10.2533/chimia.2020.784.