„TeFuProt“ Project ends after 8 years of successful cooperation

Project partners present their impressive results.

The Technofunctional Proteins Innovation Alliance “TeFuProt” is one of six strategic alliances that emerged from the BMBF’s “Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Initiative”.

In this research project, the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging (IVV) was given the task of isolating proteins from residues from industrial rapeseed oil production and to modify them. The so-called protein isolates are characterized by a large number of interesting and useful properties that were incorporated into a wide variety of products such as paints, varnishes, plastics, adhesives, lubricants and cleaning agents by the industrial partners of the project. In some cases, this enabled the development of promising product innovations, such as biodegradable films, insulating foams, color transfer inhibitors in detergents, or fiberboard made from extraction residues.

Fraunhofer CBP provides residual materials.

As part of the work on the EthaNa project, the Fraunhofer Center for Chemical-Biotechnological Processes (CBP) made other rapeseed residues available. Here, in the field of rapeseed processing, research will continue in the future and the project partners will examine interesting products and applications. The task is to find out to what extent the mild ethanol-based process can lead to higher yields and an optimized functionality with respect to the product fractions from the alternative rapeseed processing.

The detailed press release from the BMBF on the conclusion of the „TeFuProt“ project can be found here: https://www.bmbf.de/de/proteine-aus-raps-resten-bereichern-technik-und-industrie-13575.html