How Alternative Protein Drives a More Sustainable Food System

Food, Food Ingredients & Innovations, Food Sustainability & Environment,
  • Thursday, September 14, 2023

Join the featured speakers for an enlightening interview-style webinar as they explore the fascinating world of alternative protein and its pivotal role in driving a more sustainable food system.

Discover the diverse range of alternative protein sources that are revolutionizing the food landscape and offering sustainable solutions to global challenges. Gain insights into the future of alternative protein with exciting advancements and innovations on the horizon. The esteemed panelists will delve into current trends, challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in this dynamic industry.

Uncover the role of protein analyzers and their contribution to the development and improvement of alternative protein products. Learn how these cutting-edge tools empower researchers and manufacturers to analyze protein content, enabling the creation of more sustainable and nutritious food options.

Don’t miss this opportunity to expand your knowledge with industry experts and engage in a thought-provoking discussion about the future of alternative protein. Reserve your spot now.


Jessica Mannix, Elementar Americas, Inc.

Jessica Mannix, Application Chemist, Elementar Americas, Inc.

Jessica Mannix is an Application Chemist at Elementar Americas, where she oversees the Ronkonkoma Laboratory. In the lab, Jessica runs samples, demonstrates instrumentation and develops methods for new markets. Outside of the lab, she provides application support and knowledge to customers and partners in order to facilitate their scientific pursuits. With a focus on nitrogen analysis, Jessica works frequently with the alternative protein industry to continually meet shared goals.

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Dr. Lutz Grossmann, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Dr. Lutz Grossmann, Assistant Professor at University of Massachusetts Amherst

Dr. Lutz Grossmann has been an Assistant Professor at the Food Science Department at UMass Amherst since 2021. He graduated with a PhD in food science from the University of Hohenheim in Germany. His research focuses on facilitating a sustainable food system transition by designing holistic approaches to increase the consumption of plant and microbial protein-rich foods. He is especially interested in combining upstream and downstream processing technology with molecular, physicochemical and engineering concepts to create food textures that are nutritious, sustainable and tasty. His research was awarded the Nestlé Young Scientist Award (2019) and the Südwestmetall-Förderpreis (2020). He currently has a publication record of 51 peer-reviewed publications, has published two books and has an h-index of 17. His laboratory receives funding from the United States Department of Agriculture, The Foundation for Food and Agriculture and The Good Food Institute.

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Who Should Attend?

This event will be most relevant to crop producers, food manufacturing companies or food research institutions including the following job roles:

  • Chief Scientific Officer
  • Chief Development Officer
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • CEO/Founder/Managing Director
  • VP/Head/Director/Manager/Senior Manager
  • Head/Director of Discovery/Drug Product
  • Head/Director of Research
  • Lab Director/Lab Manager
  • Principal/Senior Scientist
  • Senior Researcher
  • Head of Chemistry/Biology
  • R&D Director/Manager
  • Lab Technician
  • Food QM/QC Manager
  • Food Scientist
  • Food Chemist
  • Research Associate

What You Will Learn

Attendees will be introduced to:

  • The future of alternative proteins, including plant-based, fermented and cultivated varieties, and how they contribute to a more sustainable food system
  • Key challenges facing the industry and the cutting-edge technologies and innovations addressing these challenges
  • Cost-effective and eco-friendly solutions for nitrogen and protein determination

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Elementar offers solutions for high-performance analysis of organic and inorganic elements. We support you in quality assurance and research & development with our flexible analyzers for

  • Precise CHNOS elemental analysis of organic and inorganic materials,
  • easy TOC & TNb analysis of liquids and solids
  • time-saving nitrogen and protein determination
  • powerful stable isotope analysis (IRMS), and
  • mobile metal analysis via optical emission spectrometry (OES)

With our broad product portfolio, we will find the best solution for your application to simplify your daily work. With our US subsidiary located in NY, we are here to answer your questions and help you solve your analytical challenges.

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