Finns create protein out of air and energy
The study is jointly conducted by the Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. The method can be further developed for use as food and animal feed, and it releases food production from restrictions related to the environment. “In practice, all the raw materials are available from the air,” tells Juha-Pekka Pitkänen, principal scientist at VTT. “In the future, the technology can be transported to, for instance, deserts and other areas facing famine. One possible alternative is a home reactor, a type of domestic appliance that the consumer can use to produce the needed protein.” The method also enables food production where it’s needed, thus freeing up land areas for other purposes.
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