• A major innovation in the field of dairy and pea proteins

    A functional ingredient with particularly interesting textural, viscosity and solubility properties has been developed by assembling pea proteins and dairy proteins.  This process is now protected by a patent filed by INRA and its two industrial partners, ROQUETTE and INGREDIA.

  • Improving the nutritional quality of breakfast cereals

    The nutritional quality of two of the eight categories of breakfast cereals studied has improved, as they now contain less sodium and sugar.

  • Tomato cuticle, a potential  source of surfactant molecules

    Tomato skin - or cuticle -  is a biopolymer that has attracted the interest of INRA research teams.  After investigating the polymerisation of this biocomposite, the team focused on the functionalisation of cutin monomers for applications in green chemistry. 

  • A combination of natural ingredients to combat osteoporosis

    Although the principal nutritional strategy used to prevent osteoporosis is currently based on calcium and vitamin D supplementation, new options are being explored by research scientists in the Joint Research Unit for Human Nutrition.  A patented mixture based on DHA and fisetin has thus demonstrated its efficacy in activating bone formation and inhibiting its resorption.

08 Jul 2014
séchage  poudres laitières. © @INRA, Pierre Schuck

Milk powders

Long considered as by-products of the dairy industry, milk and whey powders have now become real food ingredients that are produced at very large scales.

20 Aug 2014
Série temporelle d’images MODIS 2000-2012 (résolution spatiale : 231 m ; résolution temporelle : 1 image de synthèse NDVI tous les 16 jours). © @INRA, Véronique Chéret

Satellites to monitor the health of forests

Researchers from the Joint Research Unit for Forest Dynamics in Rural Environments (DYNAFOR), the National Centre for Forest Owners (CNPF) and the Institute for Forest Development (IDF) have monitored the dynamics of the decline of silver fir in the Pyrenees region, based on satellite images.

24 Sep 2014
Visuel Horizon 2020. © Commision Européenne, Commision Européenne

The reasons why firms participate in European research projects

European firms that participate in European research projects seek to acquire new knowledge

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