Plant Proteins and Sugars from Brewing Waste


One company is using spent grain from brewing processes to create a protein and glucose alternatives.

Spotted: Although around 70 per cent of spent brewing grain is utilised in animal feed, a substantial 20 per cent is still sent to landfill – a wasted opportunity for potentially nutrient-rich ingredients that are instead left to rot. This is where Terra Bioindustries and its new protein extract, dubbed ‘Protina’, and the glucose alternative ‘Recyclose’ come in.