Upgrading Biomass Research

For over 15 years, CyberColloids has been developing processes for the production of new food fibres and protein ingredients, mostly from the by-products of processing, discarded or undervalued resources. Thus, delivering solutions to reduce the environmental and financial burden of waste and to create value.

We have worked on a wide range of biomass resources from around the world, with companies and as part of our funded research activities.

Here are some examples :

Adding value to processing side streams

Over the years, we have provided solutions that add value to residual biomass streams from a wide range of food processing activities. Read more here…

Recovering protein

We have developed processes to recover the protein from different biomass resources including potato and canola. Sometimes the requirement is for a stand-alone process at other times, protein recovery is just one step in the utilisation of the whole biomass e.g. potato.

Food waste in the Irish fruit & vegetable supply chain

Through a series of EPA funded projects, we have explored the potential to upgrade biomass from the Irish fruit & vegetable supply chain. In any year, an estimated 45-70% of key Irish vegetable crops are wasted which represents a significant biomass resource for upgrade. Read more here

Creating healthier food options for Welsh school children

In this SBRI UK funded project we developed an apple fibre from processing by-products that could be used to reduce the fat content of selected school food items. Read more hereā€¦

You can download summaries of our food fibres research here