BSG-BioBev- 'Developing plant-based innovative beverages from Brewers' Spent Grain'.

The project aims to re-introduce BSG into the food system through developing innovative beverages using advanced bioprocessing techniques.

Brewers´spent grain (BSG), the residue of beer brewing, is an industrial side stream produced in large amounts (estimated 39 million tonnes per annum). 
Despite its valuable nutritional composition, spent grain is not an easy ingredient to work with due to its uneven and coarse structure. The project team has expertise in making plant materials more suitable via fermentation, releasing health-beneficial components to make healthier food products via scalable green technologies. BSG-BioBev will create the knowledge needed to transform BSG into an ingredient for plant-based fermented beverages with enhanced functional and sensory profile while maintaining a “clean label” status.

Fellowship details

Duration          : 03/08/2021 to 2/08/2024

Fellowship Host                        : Rossana Coda, University of Helsinki, Finland (Outgoing phase)

                                                    : Dilip Rai, Teagasc, Ireland (Incoming phase)

Fellow                                        : Kamaljit Moirangthem, Marie Skłodowska-Curie and Teagasc Research  

                                                      Leaders 2025 Fellow.


Kamaljit has received funding from the Research Leaders 2025 programme co-funded by Teagasc and the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement number 754380.