WOA fava beans

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Ingredients

WOA Repurposes Proprietary Lupin Technology to Innovate Pea and Faba Protein Isolates

Australias Wide Open Agriculture Limited has announced the successful development of enhanced protein isolates from pea and faba (fava) beans using its proprietary technology. WOA’s technology, initially utilized for producing Buntine Protein from lupin, has now been successfully adapted for pea and faba proteins, showcasing the versatility of WOA’s extraction process and its potential applicability to a broader range of alternative proteins. The new protein isolates were developed in WOA’s R&D laboratory and produced at its pilot plant in Perth, Australia. Compared to standard isolates, the company claims these functional protein isolates show improved gel strength, solubility, and reduced viscosity. Superior products for evolving needs Enhanced gel strength contributes to better product texture, stability, and shelf life. Improved solubility aids in ingredient dispersion and incorporation, …

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Stuart McAlpine Lupin Crop, WOA

Stuart McAlpine with Lupin Crop © WOA

Agriculture / Agribusiness

WOA Pioneers Novel Lupin Fiber, a By-Product of Lupin Powder, Marking “Significant Stride” for Food Industry

Wide Open Agriculture announces it has successfully developed a groundbreaking lupin fiber, characterized by a smooth texture, solubility, and neutral taste, which is ready for commercialization. The anticipated market introduction of this lupin fiber is poised to enhance revenues and profit margins of the company’s production operations in Germany as it transforms what was previously considered a waste by-product into a lucrative revenue source. In collaboration with Curtin University, Wide Open Agriculture has also pioneered the creation of Buntine Protein® powder, a world-first innovation derived from lupins, and holds the exclusive, globally protected patent for this product. The lupin fiber in question emerges as a secondary by-product of Buntine Protein production. Notably, both the lupin fiber and Buntine Protein® boast solubility and are capable of …

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Wide Open Agriculture lupin

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Company News

Wide Open Agriculture Secures Ingå Group as Exclusive Distributor for Lupin-Based Proteins in Europe

Wide Open Agriculture Limited (WOA), an Australian-based regenerative food and agriculture company, announced that it has signed a non-binding term sheet alongside Ingå Group (Ingå), a sustainable food ingredient developer. The term sheet outlines a proposed distribution and investment agreement that positions Ingå as the exclusive distributor of WOA’s lupin-based proteins in Europe. Recently acquired from German lupin protein producer ProLupin, WOA’s lupin-based protein isolates, which the company has branded Buntine Protein®, can be used in plant-based dairy, alternative meats, baked goods, and protein supplements. As part of the agreement, Ingå will invest €500,000 (A$825,000) in Wide Open Agriculture Germany GmbH, a subsidiary of WOA. This investment is expected to grant Ingå a 15% stake in Wide Open Agriculture Germany GmbH, valued at €2.9 million, …

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MADE WITH LUVE (c) Prolupin GmbH

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Investments & Acquisitions

Wide Open Agriculture Acquires German Lupin Protein Producer Prolupin

Australian regenerative food and agriculture company Wide Open Agriculture (ASX: WOA) has acquired Germany’s leading sweet lupin protein producer, Prolupin, for €2.5 million. WOA has stated that the initiative aims to position the company as a global leader. The acquisition includes Prolupin’s manufacturing facility at Grimmen in northern Germany, providing WOA with commercial-scale manufacturing to introduce Buntine Protein, its flagship product, to the European market. According to WAO, the company has a growing pipeline of potential customers and it will be able to supply its lupin products within six months. The facility, which can produce 500 t of lupin protein concentrate, will be upgraded to 1,000 t within one or two years.  Jay Albany, CEO of WOA, said: “This acquisition grants us immediate commercial production capacity in …

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Wide Open Agriculture receives a grant from the Australian government to expedite the production of an oat drink enriched with lupins

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Company News

WOA Receives AUD$5M Government Grant to Produce Oat Milk Enriched with Lupin Protein

Wide Open Agriculture (ASX: WOA), an Australian agriculture and regenerative food company which owns the brand Dirty Clean Food, has received an AUD$5 million grant from the Western Australian Government to scale up the production of a new oat milk enriched with a lupin-derived protein called Buntine. A the end of 2021, WOA raised $20 million to build a production facility near a farming area of high-quality oats in Western Australia. The grand will expedite its establishment. At the facility, WOA will produce the new oat milk and lupin protein formula in various formats and will continue producing its already launched oat milk products— “the world’s lowest carbon” plant-based drinks. The new plant, expected to launch in Q3 2025, will feature novel manufacturing technologies to reduce production costs and …

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Ingredients

WOA Signs Supply Agreement with Food Giant Monde Nissin for Australian Lupine Protein 

Wide Open Agriculture announces significant milestone in commercializing its Buntine Protein after locking in supply agreement with noodle giant Monde Nissin Australia Wide Open Agriculture (WOA), an Australian company whose subsidiaries include Dirty Clean Food and OatUP, has signed an agreement with Monde Nissin Australia to supply its plant-based Buntine Protein. Buntine is a lupin-based protein concentrate that WOA claims can be used as a main ingredient to replace animal-based ingredients in food and beverage applications.  In response to the growing plant-based foods sector, Monde Nissin Australia will use Buntine Protein – made with lupin seeds regeneratively grown in Australia – to develop various food and beverage products for the Australian market. It is estimated that Monde Nissin will purchase up to 60% of the …

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OatUp, Dirty Clean Foods

OatUp, © Dirty Clean Foods

Company News

WOA Raises $20M For Plant-Based Transition, Will Produce “World’s Lowest Carbon” Milk in Australia

WOA Raises $20M for plant-based transition, will construct Western Australia’s first oat milk factory for production of  “world’s lowest carbon” plant-based drinks Wide Open Agriculture (WOA), an Australian company whose subsidiaries include Dirty Clean Food (DCF) and OatUP, announces it has raised $20 million to transition into plant-based production and construct a factory to initially focus on oat and then produce other varieties of plant milks. The funds will also support the expansion of a planned pilot facility to develop lupin proteins. WOA’s food brand, Dirty Clean Food, currently uses oats that are processed in Italy; the expansion activities planned with the fresh funds include the construction of what will be Western Australia’s first oat milk factory, so that the oats will be locally grown rather …

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OatUp, Dirty Clean Foods

OatUp, © Dirty Clean Foods

Products & Launches

Australia: WOA Brand Dirty Clean Food to Launch OatUP Milk in Woolworths

Australia’s Wide Open Agriculture (WOA) just announced a distribution agreement with Woolworths for Dirty Clean Food’s oat milk OatUP. Dirty Clean Food is the food brand of Wide Open Agriculture and is known for producing animal meat through Regenerative Agriculture. Woolworths appears an ideal partner for the distribution of new plant-based brands in Australia, continually expanding its vegan range over the past two years. The retailer now stocks products such as OmniFoods’ plant-based spam and pork mince, Deliciou’s vegan snacks and seasonings, Veganz’ plant-based pizza, and Fable Foods’ vegan beef. The chain has also been considerably increasing its range of vegan meats and cheeses, and recently invested in plant-based brand Harvest B. Wide Open Agriculture expects the agreement to generate sales of more than $750,000 …

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Lupini or sweet lupin beans

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Society

New Technology Unlocks the Australian Sweet Lupin as a New Source For Super Protein from Plants

Australia’s leading regenerative food and agriculture company, Wide Open Agriculture, has secured an exclusive global licence from Curtin University to develop plant-based protein from the lupin bean. Lupin has super high protein rivalling the protein content of soy but without needing genetic modification or phytoestrogens.

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