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Is Plant-Based Fish Made From Food Industry By-Products The Future Of Alt-Seafood? This Tempeh Startup Says Yes

3 Mins Read UK-based tempeh manufacturer Better Nature is expanding its product range to include alternative seafood. Using traditional tempeh fermentation techniques with food industry by-products, the company claims it can replace conventional fish. To develop the product, Better Nature has been awarded a £350k grant from Innovate U.K. Better Nature says that its fish analogue will be […]

This Swiss Fermentation Manufacturing Platform Snagged $8.1 Million To Scale Its ‘New Food Revolution’

3 Mins Read Geneva-based food tech Planetary has announced a $8.1 million in a seed financing round. Astanor Ventures led the investment, with XAnge, Blue Horizon, Nucleus Capital and more participating. The startup is planning to use the money raised to complete the design and construction of a flagship site in Switzerland to build out transplantable industrial-scale microbial […]

Singapore Scientists Create Plant-Based Emulsifier To Supersede Eggs And Dairy

3 Mins Read Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has announced a plant-based breakthrough. A team of its scientists has successfully developed a protein and antioxidant-rich emulsifier. It is free from traditional eggs and dairy. Preliminary findings show it could replace animal products in relevant food products. Mayonnaise and whipped cream were given as examples.  The NTU emulsifier […]

The Rise Of Fermentation: 8 Things You Need To Know About The Third Alt Protein Technology

5 Mins Read The plant-based and cultivated meat sectors are widely recognised in the alternative protein world, but there’s now a third category emerging – fermentation. Food scientists and companies are now innovating new ways to apply fermentation technology to create novel sustainable proteins as well as to enable the further development of both plant-based and cultivated meat […]

Vegan Cheese Makers Stockeld Dreamery Announce $20M Series A

4 Mins Read Stockeld Dreamery, the Swedish food tech behind the fermented pea and fava bean-based Stockeld Chunk, has just raised €16.5 million (US$20 million) in what it says is the largest-ever Series A round secured by a plant-based startup in Europe. Proceeds from the round will go towards expanding its team, scaling up and rolling out new […]

Could F&B Giant General Mills Be Planning To Launch An Animal-Free Dairy Cheese Brand?

4 Mins Read General Mills is gearing up to enter the precision fermentation alt-protein industry, signalling the move with a new brand, Renegade Creamery. While the food giant has not confirmed the move, Renegade describes its product as ​​”creating milk proteins without the milk”, suggesting that the animal-free dairy is on the cards—and the brand’s first product appears […]

This New York Startup Is Making ‘Nature-Equivalent’ Breast Milk Using Precision Fermentation

3 Mins Read Breast milk appears to be the next frontier in the world of biotech, with a new player joining the emerging sector focused on disrupting infant nutrition. Based in New York, startup Helaina is using precision fermentation to recreate “nature-equivalent” breast milk components with immunity-building potential.  While some companies are using cellular agriculture to develop next-gen […]

Six-Year Research Project To Ferment ‘New Category’ Of Plant-Based Protein

4 Mins Read Researchers in Denmark will soon kickstart a six-year project to create an entirely new category of climate-friendly plant-based proteins using fermentation technology. Called Proferment, the project is being backed by the Novo Nordisk Foundation and will bring scientists from the University of Copenhagen, Technical University of Denmark and Utrecht University in the Netherlands together.  Proferment […]

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 […]

Better Meat Co. Opens Giant Fermentation Plant To Produce ‘Rhiza’ Mycoprotein

4 Mins Read The Better Meat Co. has finished building its huge fermentation plant that will churn out “thousands of pounds” of its new superfood mycoprotein ingredient called Rhiza. The new facility will also serve as its R&D and corporate headquarters, as the B2B sustainable ingredients startup begins to offer its animal-free protein to food businesses developing alternative […]

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 […]

21 Alt Protein Startups Set To Take The Stage At New Future Food-Tech Summit

9 Mins Read A new Alternative Proteins Summit hosted by Future Food-Tech is set to take place virtually on June 22-23 this year, showcasing some of the most innovative solutions to solve our unsustainable global food system. The organisers at Rethink Events have “scoured the globe” in search of the trailblazers across the plant-based, fermentation and cell-based sectors, […]