Protein Application Center

Uzwil, St. Gallen, Switzerland
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General Short Description

The Protein Application Center features an industrial pilot-plant production line as well as a batch-line for processing plant-based protein isolates, starch and fiber. The different plant sizes enables us to run trials with higher capacities on a continuous manufacturing process and smaller quantities that go through production process as a distinct unit. On the batch line, also dairy alternatives can be tested.

Relevant technical details

Scales of production :

  • Small-scale but highly flexible batch line (including dairy processing for plant-based beverages)
  • Industrial-size machines for easy scale up

Technology solutions available for protein isolation and sidestreams valorization :

  • Wet milling or dispersing in water, depending on raw materials
  • Decanter centrifuges for solid-liquid separation
  • Membrane Separation Systems for protein fractionation (including micro-filtration, ultrafiltration, and reverse osmosis)
  • Starch and fiber processing – including centrisieve, screw press, hydrocyclones, and a rotary vacuum filter
  • Drying equipment – spray dryer and whirlflash dryer
  • Highly flexible batch scale line with tabletop equipment – wet milling, decanter, membrane system, spray dryer, UHT line with homogenizer, fermentation unit, and extrusion system


  • Process development and validation in the field of protein isolation and/or processing and related areas such as downstream processing of biological and biotechnological wet separation processes


  • Support in feasibility trials and run optimizations
  • Process adaptions for fast prototyping and proof of concept
  • Different technological solutions for processing various product quantities
  • Thorough process and product knowledge
  • Analysis, creation, and sensory expertise to create winning products

Additional information

Around 200 kg/h infeed for yellow peas on continuous process line
– Around 1kg/h infeed on small batch scale line
– 300 m2 space to explore protein processing possibilities

For rental agreement, availability and pricing, please reach out to the contact person

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