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
Keywords:Bioactives, Immunity, Lignocellulosic biomass, Prebiotics
AbstractEmbion 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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G. Noh, C. De Gol, S. Siankevich, Chimia 2020, 74, 784, DOI: 10.2533/chimia.2020.784.
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