AUSTRALIA: Patented new extraction process can transform whey into profitable protein source
The Dairy Farmers co-operative will establish a pilot extraction plant next year, after CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) developed technology to extract bodybuilding and immune stimulating proteins from milk, which can then be sold to US pharmaceutical and cosmetic companies. The proteins are worth over A$400,000 a tonne, and it is hoped that the patented extraction process will prove a boost to Australia's struggling dairy industry.
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