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The Protein Brewery Completes Pilot Plant & Delivers First Samples Of Flagship Fermotein

3 Mins Read Food tech The Protein Brewery uses microbial fermentation to create alternative protein ingredients and has just completed the construction of its pilot plant in Breda, Netherlands and delivered its first food grade production samples of its protein-rich product Fermotein. Following its €22 million (US$26 million) Series A round in December last year, Dutch fermentation startup […]

Israeli Precision Fermentation Startup Imagindairy Is ‘Milking New Technology To Leave Cows Out’

4 Mins Read Imagindairy is the latest to join the animal-free dairy movement, tapping into precision fermentation technology to create “true milk proteins that are indistinguishable from the real thing”. Based out of Tel Aviv, the food tech says through “milking new technology”, it has recreated whey and casein without the cow, and these animal-free proteins can be […]

Magellan Life Sciences Bags Seed Funding From Roquette To Scale Fermentation Protein Sweeteners

3 Mins Read Magellan Life Sciences has completed its seed funding round led by Roquette Ventures, the investment arm of the French plant-based ingredient giant. The capital will be used to scale the British startup’s plant protein sweeteners produced using fermentation, and will accelerate its go-to-market plans.  British biotech Magellan has bagged seed investment led by the French […]

Perfect Day’s Brave Robot To Carbon Label Animal-Free Real Dairy Ice Creams

4 Mins Read Brave Robot, the animal-free ice cream brand made with Perfect Day’s precision fermentation real dairy proteins, will begin displaying its carbon footprint on its packaging. The company claims the move will make it the first dairy ice cream product in U.S. retail to publish its footprint, which according to a life-cycle assessment is 34% lower […]

Superbrewed: U.S. Startup Launches Animal-Free Dairy With Herbivore-Inspired Microbe Protein

4 Mins Read Delaware startup Superbrewed Food is gearing up to launch a line of animal-free dairy products made with its proprietary microbe-based protein, which was inspired by the gut microbiome of impressively strong herbivores like gorillas and elephants. Having just come out of stealth mode months ago, Superbrewed is planning to debut its nutritious dairy-free milk, cheese […]

Clara Foods Partners With Brewing Giant AB InBev To ‘Unlock’ Animal-Free Egg Protein At Scale

3 Mins Read Clara Foods, the San Francisco-based food tech fermenting animal-free proteins, has teamed up with ZX Ventures, the innovation arm of the world’s largest brewing company AB InBev. The new R&D partnership will be tasked to “unlock precision fermentation” and its potential to “brew” egg proteins without chickens on a large scale.  The new partnership with […]

Meati Foods Primes For Mycelium Jerky & Whole-Cut Meat Launch This Summer

3 Mins Read Meati Foods, the Colorado-based food tech creating mycelium-based meat alternatives, is gearing up to deliver its whole-cut animal-free meat samples and launch its first commercial product this summer. On the heels of its US$28 million round, the startup is powering its way to accelerate the fungi foods movement, leading the way with a number of […]

Leonardo DiCaprio & Other Leading Experts Join Perfect Day’s New Sustainability Council

4 Mins Read Perfect Day, the makers of animal-free real dairy proteins, has announced the formation of a new Sustainability & Health Advisory Council comprising a star-studded list of founding members including Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio and former UNICEF executive director Ann Veneman. The food tech also revealed the results of the independent life-cycle assessment conducted on its […]

Clara Foods Launches World’s First Animal-Free Pepsin With Global Giant Ingredion

3 Mins Read Clara Foods, the San Francisco food tech developing animal-free proteins and chickenless eggs, has announced the launch of the world’s first 100% pig-free pepsin, an enzyme ingredient widely used in food and pharmaceutical products. It marks the startup’s first commercialised product, which will be distributed exclusively with global ingredient giant Ingredion.  Clara Foods is rolling […]

Ice Age: Asia’s First Animal-Free Ice Cream Made With Perfect Day Dairy Proteins Launches In Hong Kong

4 Mins Read Partnering up with U.S. fermentation dairy food tech Perfect Day, Hong Kong’s Igloo Dessert Bar has launched Asia’s first-ever animal-free ice cream made with real dairy proteins, but without any cows. Forged alongside Li Ka-shing’s tech venture capital firm Horizon Ventures, the collaboration brand is dubbed Ice Age!, and will offer customers a line-up of […]

Clara Foods Secures US$8M Venture Loan To Bring Animal-Free Eggs To Market

3 Mins Read Clara Foods, the food tech that makes eggs without chickens, has recently received a US$8 million venture loan facility. The San Francisco startup says that the funds will be used to build its animal-free sustainable protein platform technology that enables the development of real molecularly identical eggs without the need for chickens.  The US$8 million […]

Fermentation Dairy Startup Perfect Day To Establish Singapore R&D Centre With A*STAR

3 Mins Read California-based alternative dairy startup Perfect Day will soon open its Singapore-based R&D centre this year, in partnership with the government-run Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). Called the A*Star-Perfect Day Joint Lab, the facility will focus on further developing Perfect Day’s precision fermentation technology while the Singapore government seeks to double down its self-sufficiency […]

Better Dairy Secures US$2.1M Seed Funding For Its Animal-Free Fermentation Dairy

3 Mins Read Better Dairy, a London-based startup using fermentation technology to produce molecularly identical dairy proteins, has raised £1.6 million (US$2.17 million) in funding. The firm says that the capital will be used to fuel its research and development, with the goal to bring its first products to market by early 2022.  The British startup’s US$2.17 million […]

Change Foods Welcomes Irina Gerry: Why This Danone Senior Brand Manager Chose To Become CMO Of An Alt Dairy Startup

5 Mins Read Formerly Senior Brand Manager for plant-based brands at Danone and the the force behind major recent launches at Silk and So Delicious, Irina Gerry has recently joined the management team at U.S.-Australian food tech Change Foods, which uses microbial precision fermentation technology to develop animal-free dairy alternatives. The young startup recently closed an oversubscribed US$875,000 […]

To Feed 10 Billion Sustainably By 2050, Fermentation Sector Must Play A ‘Critical Role’

3 Mins Read In a recent virtual symposium held by the Good Food Institute (GFI), alternative protein experts and food industry players spotlighted fermentation as a crucial segment that will produce much-needed sustainable food solutions. Still in its infancy, the fermentation industry is now undergoing rapid development and harnessing technology that can be applied to multiple food categories […]

Dutch Fermentation Startup The Protein Brewery Secures US$26M Series A To Scale-Up Animal-Free Ingredients

3 Mins Read The Protein Brewery, a food tech harnessing microbial fermentation to develop alternative protein ingredients, has just closed a €22 million (US$26 million) Series A funding round. Founded this year, the startup has developed its flagship product Fermotein, a protein-rich versatile ingredient that can be used to make a range of animal-free alternative foods, which the […]

Disney’s Robert Iger Joins Board Of Animal-Free Dairy Startup Perfect Day

3 Mins Read Animal-free dairy makers Perfect Day has recently announced that Robert Iger, former CEO and current executive chairman of The Walt Disney Company has joined the startup’s board of directors. Filling the first founder-designated board seat along with the Perfect Day’s co-founders, Iger will support the company’s rapid expansion and commercialisation plans within the next year.  […]