Alfa Laval will supply membrane systems to a food facility in Denmark to produce healthy dietary fibre from crop leftovers. The membranes will extract fibres from sources such as brewers’ grains, corn stover and wheat straw, improving the circularity of the food chain.
The Alfa Laval membrane filtration systems will be used to recover and purify crop leftovers, mainly supplied from local farmers, and process it into prebiotic dietary fibre. These prebiotic fibres are not digestible by the human body but help ensure healthy bacteria growth in the stomach which can help with various digestive problems and boost the immune system.
“This is an interesting order in a new and promising application for our membrane systems improving the circularity of the food chain,” says Nish Patel, President of the Food & Water Division. “Our efficient membranes will be able to extract valuable fibres and thereby turn former waste into sellable ingredients, which will benefit both our customer and the environment.”
Did you know… Membranes can filter particles as small as 10-4 micrometer for further use in food, dairy and biopharmaceutical products.