Protein Selection Chart: Natural capital & Protein crops
Commissioned by Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland (RVO) and Vivera (producer of vegetarian products) Blonk Consultants developed a selection chart for protein crops.
In order to develop meat substitutes and hybride products (vegetable) protein sources are needed. Each vegetable protein source has different characteristics. Insights in these characteristics are important to be able to make conscious decisions regarding raw material policies and natural capital. The selection chart gives this information. It is an overview of the various financial, environmental and technical aspects of 10 new sources of vegetable proteins, cultivated in the Netherlands. This information provides guidelines to producers of meat substitutes and hybride products to research applications of new promising protein sources. Eventually, this will lead to a more sustainable product portfolio and product innovations.