TechConnect Innovation Program

Dairy industry starter culture production through whey valorisation for multiple applications

UNIVERSITY OF PATRAS, Achaia, Greece

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

Whey is valorised as raw material for the production of probiotic dairy starter cultures for (i) ripening of cheese ripening, (ii) protein rich livestock feed, (iii) baker’s yeast, (iv) fermented milk and (v) whey fermentation.

Primary Application Area: Foods & Agriculture

Technology Development Status: Proven Manufacturability

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 6

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: The proposed innovation shows a way to valorize whey by producing cheese starter cultures for (i) ripening of cheese ripening, (ii) protein rich livestock feed, (iii) baker’s yeast, (iv) fermented milk and (v) whey fermentation.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 15M - 15T

Website: www.upatras.gr

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date:

Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners