Innovative ag-tech start-up Air Protein is applying century-old tech and astronauts’ ideas to the challenge of making more (food) from less. In this case, a whole lot less.
Chinese company Shandong AWT Biotech has created a safe, healthy stimulant that, added to mango storage boxes, turns them into ‘mobile ripening chambers’, enabling suppliers to ripen mangoes fast, anytime, anywhere.
This case-study compilation showcases the contribution of chemical engineers around Australia to solving key challenges in energy, water, environment and health.
With plant-based food and beverage formulations trending, UNSW food scientists’ comparison of the emulsifying properties of dairy and plant proteins – or a mix of the two – is timely.
Is there a better way than chemical washing to decontaminate fresh produce postharvest? Scientists at NSW DPI and Hort Innovation have developed a method that’s fast, safe and cost-effective.
“It is cellular agriculture that will enable us one day to eat meat without having to kill an animal,” says recently arrived UNSW Professor Johannes le Coutre, who will lead the university’s research into this exciting emerging field.