Does GreenProtein Project contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals?
Greenprotein is an EU funded BBI JU project that counts with 7 partners from 4 different countries. The project started in 2016: it has been running for more than 3 years. During that time, it has made great progress in its general goal: a major innovation in the fields of protein production and food loss reduction in the EU by producing high-added value, food-grade functional proteins and other ingredients, out of greenfield waste.
The Greenprotien Demo Plant officially opened last October 2019. In there, beet leaves coming from the sugar production industry are valorised into RuBisCo, the most abundant vegetable protein on earth.
This innovation in the fields of protein production and food loss reduction is also a small contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals!
The Sustainable Development Goals
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.
There are 17 integrated SDGs, which target different specific objectives. The institution in charge for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals is the UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) of the United Nations.
Greenprotein and the SDG number 12
Sustainable consumption and production is about promoting resource and energy efficiency, sustainable infrastructure, and providing access to basic services, green and decent jobs and a better quality of life for all. Its implementation helps to achieve overall development plans, reduce future economic, environmental and social costs, strengthen economic competitiveness and reduce poverty.
The GreenProtein contributes to the SDG number 12 (Sustainable Consumption and Production) with its innovative project for the extraction and purification of RuBisCo protein, which supports the development of sustainable protein production and consumption practices in the EU.
Other BBI JU projects also contribute to this Goal or to other SDGs. If you would like to know more, take a look at the report Contribution of the BBI JU’s Projects to The Sustainable Development Goals.