2021 | Hungary | Emilia Kovács

Fermentation of alfalfa brown juice and its environmental friendly reusing

Water issue adressed: Too dirty

Protein deficiency could be appearing in the future, because of the population growth, so the alternative protein sources will play main role in the nutrition of human population. In our research we used alfalfa(Medicago sativa) as alternative protein source, from which we could create a leaf protein concentrate. The isolation of leaf protein resulted a very large amount of brown juice and it has a harmful effect on the environment. For example it can cause eutrophication.

This is how I came up with the idea for this project:

Global environmental problems will affect our lives in the future. In my opinion, water issue and protein deficiency are the most dangerous ones. Our project helps to solve these problems. Therefore, I have chosen this topic, because I can land people a hand to have a better quality of life.


Ania Andersch

Programme manager ania.andersch@siwi.org +46 8 121 360 59