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20160913 Pectcof - Coffee pulp biomass

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20160913 Pectcof B.V. - Mrs. Femke Vertregt; Mr. Rudi Dieleman - “Unlocking the potential of coffee pulp biomass”

Coffee pulp, all coffee berry material around the coffee bean, constitutes 20 million ton of biomass/year, that is all waste dumped. It has little fertiliser value, but contains 12% pectins and 8% proteins. Pectcof targets these compounds with an extraction process to produce materials for food ingredients, bio-chemicals and bio-fuel.

The extraction features hydrolysis followed by an enzymatic coupling reaction to Dutchgum, an Arabic gum-like compound with emulsifying properties, for applications in paints, facial creams, soft drinks and dairy products.

The extraction is carried out in the coffee growing countries while the processing is done in The Netherlands. The process has been developed with a large number of industry and science partners. www.pectcof.com

 

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