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Title: Reaction: Proteins from Chemocatalysis; It's What's for Dinner

Abstract

Supporting the agricultural needs of a rising global population is becoming increasingly difficult. In particular, supplying the animal-based protein demand is causing significant environmental impacts, including contributing to 12% of global greenhouse gas emissions and 30% of human-induced loss of terrestrial biodiversity. And the problem is getting worse. Even conservative estimates suggest that the demand for animal-based protein will double by 2050. Aside from systemic changes to the diets of billions, alternative protein sources must be developed to mitigate these issues. From an engineering perspective, the use of livestock as a 'process' to convert grown crops to protein is wildly inefficient and results in widespread environmental damage. Technological innovation is thus required to produce food-grade protein with lower environmental impacts.

Authors:
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  1. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1542757
Report Number(s):
NREL/JA-2A00-74300
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Chem
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 5; Journal Issue: 6
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; agriculture; population growth; protein

Citation Formats

Ellis, Lucas D, and Beckham, Gregg T. Reaction: Proteins from Chemocatalysis; It's What's for Dinner. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1016/j.chempr.2019.05.007.
Ellis, Lucas D, & Beckham, Gregg T. Reaction: Proteins from Chemocatalysis; It's What's for Dinner. United States. doi:10.1016/j.chempr.2019.05.007.
Ellis, Lucas D, and Beckham, Gregg T. Mon . "Reaction: Proteins from Chemocatalysis; It's What's for Dinner". United States. doi:10.1016/j.chempr.2019.05.007.
@article{osti_1542757,
title = {Reaction: Proteins from Chemocatalysis; It's What's for Dinner},
author = {Ellis, Lucas D and Beckham, Gregg T},
abstractNote = {Supporting the agricultural needs of a rising global population is becoming increasingly difficult. In particular, supplying the animal-based protein demand is causing significant environmental impacts, including contributing to 12% of global greenhouse gas emissions and 30% of human-induced loss of terrestrial biodiversity. And the problem is getting worse. Even conservative estimates suggest that the demand for animal-based protein will double by 2050. Aside from systemic changes to the diets of billions, alternative protein sources must be developed to mitigate these issues. From an engineering perspective, the use of livestock as a 'process' to convert grown crops to protein is wildly inefficient and results in widespread environmental damage. Technological innovation is thus required to produce food-grade protein with lower environmental impacts.},
doi = {10.1016/j.chempr.2019.05.007},
journal = {Chem},
number = 6,
volume = 5,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {5}
}