Utilizing grain waste streams for microbial fermentation

Sep 23, 2020
Utilizing grain waste streams for microbial fermentation

Can fermented spent grains be a successful replacement for yeast culture medium? In order to make microbial protein an alternative food source that is both cost-effective and sustainable, we can use fermented side-streams from Singapore’s food processing industry to replace commercial culture medium. Join William Chen, the Michael Fam Chair Professor in Food Science & Technology at Nanyang Technology University Singapore, as he demonstrates the use of solution from fermented spent grains —an effort initially launched to reduce food waste in Singapore—as a novel culture medium to make microbial proteins part of our future food system.

Dr. William Chen is the Michael Fam Chair Professor and Director of NTU’s Food Science & Technology Programme (NTU FST). In addition to developing talent in partnership with Wageningen University & Research (WUR), NTU FST focuses on developing food tech innovations aimed at reducing food waste and powering a circular economy in Singapore. William’s experience in food technology and his views on food security have been featured in the mainstream local and international media. In 2019, CNN’s ‘Going Green’ program described Professor Chen as a game-changing leader in the green food system.


Sep 23, 2020 06:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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