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Development of sustainable CO2 natural liquid hop extracts with high-impact ester profiles and functional benefits to beverages.

Business-led

Project objectives

Totally Natural Solutions produce liquid hop extracts, for major brewers and microbreweries. Their hop oil product is an alternative to dry hop pellets and cones, used in the brewing process. The aim of their grant project is to develop new, more sustainable hop products that will help brewers to create no- and low- alcohol beers with improved sensory characteristics. Their innovative patented green-technology process keeps the quality of aroma and flavour from hop cones, without using chemical solvents or additives. The grant will be used to develop the technology to make the production methods of hop-based botanical extracts more sustainable. They are aiming to reduce the amount of water and carbon used in the process. As well as find new uses for waste products created in the process that can also be used in drink production.

Further details
Industry: Beverage, Hops
Topic: Flavour, taste, texture & nutrition, Food safety, Food quality
Funded by: Growing Kent & Medway
Project start date: Jul-2023
Project end date: Mar-2024