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Elizabeth Codjoe (FST Alumna) wins 'Product Most Likely to Succeed' award at the School of Culinary Arts and Food Technology, Dublin

Fri 10 May 2024
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Have you ever wondered what happens to the leftover grains from the beer-making process? These grains, known as brewers' spent grains, have about 40 million tons being wasted annually. But here's the catch: they contain 70% fiber and 20% protein on a dry basis. So why waste this valuable resource when it could be incorporated back into the food system to improve the nutritional composition of our daily foods?

This was a major inspiration for Elizabeth Codjoe, an FST Alumna, currently pursuing her master’s degree in EMJMD in Food Innovation and Product Design.

At the recent showcase organized by The School of Culinary Arts and Food Technology in collaboration with Erasmus Mundus Master FIPDes, Elizabeth's project was adjudged the overall winner of the 'Product Most Likely to Succeed' award.



Elizabeth has been working on utilizing brewers' spent grains to create alternative, sustainable ice cream cones, with the leftover pieces being incorporated back into traditional vanilla ice cream. This approach not only reduces waste but also creates circular awareness in our food system.


Elizabeth noted that, "This recognition is not just about winning a competition; it's about addressing food issues, providing sustainable solutions, and ensuring nutritious food for all. As food innovators, it's our responsibility to pave the way for a better, more sustainable future".

Congratulations from the Department of Food Science and Technology, KNUST.