Networking with existing and completed projects with related content is an important activity of the LIFE for Acid Whey project.
Reuse of acid whey for extraction of high added value bioactive proteins
July 2017 – June 2021
In Arhel, we are very proud of the excellent results of lactoferrin activity obtained from whey within the LIFE for Acid Whey project. In comparing the analysis with other commercially available lactoferrins and the standard, our lactoferrin exhibits the highest iron binding capacity or very low saturation with iron.
After coagulation of casein and albumin from milk in standard methods of curd production, whey remains, in which a small amount of so-called
whey proteins is still present. Many of them, such as lactoferrin, are important physiologically active substances. Using monolithic
chromatographic columns in the LIFE for Acid Whey project, we have already achieved excellent results in sequential separation of individual whey protein groups and high purity and the efficiency of lactoferrin extraction.