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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 […]

Cultivated Tech: Geltor Unveils ‘PrimaColl’, Animal-Free Collagen For F&B Industry

3 Mins Read Biodesign startup Geltor has unveiled PrimaColl, which the company claims is the world’s first real vegan collagen for the food and beverage industry, an exact match for the bioactive amino acid core of Type 21 collagen. Founded by Alexander Lorestani and Nick Ouzounov in 2015, the San Leandro, California-based Geltor has created a computational biology platform that […]

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 […]

Solar Biotech Raises US$2M Seed Funding To Help Startups Scale Fermentation Solutions

2 Mins Read Solar Biotech, a company based in Raleigh, North Carolina, has raised US$2 million in seed funding for its scale up platform for fermentation players. The startup’s renewable energy powered flagship solution, BioNodes, helps clients reduce costs, scale sustainably and speed up time-to-market.  Solar Biotech has raised US$2 million in debt financing, reported North Carolina tech […]

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 […]

Spanish Startup Libre Foods Wants To Be ‘World’s Leading Provider’ Of Whole-Cut Mycelium Steaks

4 Mins Read Libre Foods, one of the first European alternative protein food techs to tap fermentation technology, is on a mission to become the leading global provider of mycelium-based whole-cut meats. Currently, the startup is focused on developing a fungi-powered beef steak alternative, but plans on creating an entire range of whole-cut proteins using fermentation, from poultry […]

These 15 Food Techs Are Building The Future Of Protein, From Microbial Seafood To Cultivated Whole-Cut Turkey

7 Mins Read Food tech accelerator and investor Big Idea Ventures (BIV) has recently welcomed its third cohort of disruptive startups to join its programs in New York and Singapore. Laser focused on addressing some of the most critical challenges in our global food system and protein supply chain, these startups are tapping novel plant-based, cell-based and fermentation […]

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 […]

Chromologics: Startup Disrupts US$2B Food Colourant Market With Animal-Free Fermentation-Based Solution

3 Mins Read A spin-out venture from the Technical University of Denmark is set on disrupting food colourants, a US$2 billion global industry still reliant on animal-derived ingredients. Using fermentation technology, Chromologics is developing a platform of high-performing food colourants that are animal-free, sustainable and ethical.  Chromologics was born in 2017 and came out of research from the […]

Smallfood: Canadian FoodTech Debuts Microalgae Protein For Alt Meat That Can Be Grown in 7 Days

3 Mins Read Canadian microbial ingredient company Smallfood is debuting a new strain of microalgae that produces a novel “perfect protein” that can be used to develop alternative meats. Smallfood’s microalgae can be grown in just seven days using the firm’s proprietary fermentation technology, a process that is far less resource and carbon-intensive compared to animal-based proteins.  Smallfood […]

Animal-Free Collagen Maker Geltor Announces Senior Hires For Mid-2021 Launch In Food & Cosmetic Industries

4 Mins Read Biodesign startup Geltor has announced three new senior executive hires to its leadership team, as the firm gears up to launch its animal-free collagen in mid-2021. The company says that its expanded team will help drive product innovation and commercial growth for its line of sustainable animal-free proteins and ingredients for the food, nutrition and […]

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 […]