Meeting The Rising Global Demand For Protein

According to the latest statistics, there are nearly 7.7 billion people on planet Earth right now. That’s up from 1.8 billion people just 100 years ago (more than quadruple the population) and the numbers are continuing to rise. In other words, there are a lot of hungry mouths to feed out there and there are only so many resources available to feed them all.

As far as food goes, one of the most important factors in human dietary needs is protein. Given that the human body uses protein to build and repair tissues, that protein is used to make enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals, and that protein is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood, it’s not surprising the demand for protein is high.

Where does protein come from? There are many excellent sources, including eggs, milk and milk products (cheese, cottage cheese, yogurt, etc.), various lentils and seeds, and meat. As you can read from this list, farm animals play a major role in producing the proteins we consume. So the trick is, how do we produce enough food for ourselves and to feed our livestock as the global demand for protein continues to increase—keeping in mind that there is limited, viable acreage, and that plants and livestock do not simply reproduce overnight?

ST Equipment and Technology has a solution. Using our proprietary triboelectrostatic separation process, we can extract a greater percentage of feed meal, protein-lean fraction, and protein-rich fraction from existing dry feed and waste streams, to get more from less. Our unique separators offer a continuous, high-throughput and low-energy process, for concentrating plant and animal proteins to supplement existing animal feed applications, so it’s not only economical, it’s environmentally responsible.

It is predicted that the world population will reach 9.7 billion by the year 2050, so we need to find better ways to work with what we have available. ST Equipment and Technology is taking this task to heart and is constantly striving to find new and improved ways to squeeze the most out of the resources that are already out there.