Swedish foodtech startup Mycorena announces the discontinuation of its large-scale factory project in Sweden for scaling its mycoprotien Promyc

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Mycorena Pauses Large-Scale Mycoprotein Facility: “Investors are Hesitant to Back Projects with Heavy Capital Requirements”

Pioneering mycelium-based solutions company Mycorena announces it is discontinuing its large-scale factory project in Sweden for Promyc, its flagship mycoprotein ingredient. Planned in 2022 and designed with Tetra Pak, the large-scale production factory aimed to supply the then “booming” plant-based market with volumes of mycoprotein: 5,000 tons by the end of 2023, with a total production volume of up to 100,000 tons in multiple stages. Despite significant growth and raising …


The Better Meat Co. announces it has "dramatically" reduced the cost of its flagship ingredient, mycoprotein Rhiza.

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The Better Meat Co. Slashes Mycoprotein Cost, Targeting Price Parity with Beef

California’s The Better Meat Co., a B2B company harnessing biomass fermentation and fungi to make sustainable alternatives to animal proteins, announces it has “dramatically” reduced the cost of its flagship ingredient, mycoprotein Rhiza. The Better Meat Co. (BMC) explains it has achieved 100 successful harvests from its large-scale 9,000 L fermentation system at its Sacramento pilot plant. This large-scale production has significantly reduced the final cost of Rhiza, reaching cost …


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Kynda: “We Can Impress Even Sceptical Consumers with Our Product”

Earlier today, German biotech Kynda announced it has commenced construction of a large-scale facility for the production of its mycoprotein product, Kynda Meat. Founded by Daniel MacGowan von Holstein and Franziskus Schnabel, Kynda’s biomass fermentation platform uses industry waste side streams to grow a strain of fungus in bioreactors in 48 hours —  a significant improvement over the industry standard of seven to ten days — and the process reportedly …


German B2B biotech Kynda announces that it has commenced the construction of a large-scale facility for mycoprotein near Hamburg, Germany. 

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Kynda Breaks Ground on Hamburg Facility to Produce 2,500 Tons of “Kynda Meat” Annually

German B2B biotech Kynda announces that it has commenced the construction of a large-scale facility near Hamburg, Germany, for the production of its mycoprotein product, Kynda Meat. Using its fermentation tech, Kynda transforms a fungus strain (exempt from EU novel food regulations) and food industry by-products into a zero-waste mycelium ingredient within 48 hours. The new production facility will feature two 720 m² halls on a 6,200 m² site, where the biotech …


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VTT Study Finds Mycoprotein a Sustainable Superfood & Next-Level Nutrient Powerhouse

Research by a team of scientists at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland shows that mycoprotein is a valuable ingredient: it offers digestible proteins and, unlike meat, dietary fiber.  These findings are relevant because various studies suggest that dietary fiber intake significantly reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer, stroke, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, and hypertension. The VTT study evaluated the nutritional quality of different microbial biomass samples by …


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Maia Farms Secures $2.3M to Advance Climate Positive Food with Highly Nutritious Mycoprotein

Vancouver-based Maia Farms, a B2B producer of the mycoprotein and winner of the Deep Space Food Challenge Grand Prize with its ingredient CanPro, announces it has secured $2.3 million in a pre-seed funding round.  CanPro, a textured protein ingredient made with mycelium, is said to “dramatically” improve the taste and texture of food products while providing nutritional and sustainability benefits. It is rich in proteins, contains fiber, calcium, and 5.5 times …


the Chinese startup will launch the 70/30 Mycelium Research Lab, located within a renowned biotech startup incubator,

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70/30 Food Tech to Launch Mycelium Research Lab to Create Affordable Proteins for Asia

Shanghai-based 70/30 Food Tech, a 100% plant-based ready meal company and a producer of plant, fungi, and mycelium-based ingredients, announces that it has completed a seed-extension fundraising round (the raised amount has not been disclosed). With the funds, the Chinese startup will launch the 70/30 Mycelium Research Lab, seemingly located in Bangalore, India, within a renowned biotech startup incubator to develop cost-effective fungi-based biomass ingredients for alternative meats. With this expansion, …


MATR Foods meat alternatives made via fungal fermentation

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MATR Foods Uses Fungal Fermentation & Upcycled Veg to Make “New Generation” of Alt Meats

MATR Foods is a Danish startup producing sustainable meat alternatives via fungal fermentation. Made with just five ingredients — oats, split peas, lupin, beetroot, and potatoes — the products are described as a “new generation” of plant-based food. The ingredients used are organic, upcycled, and sourced from Danish farms. To transform them into meat alternatives, MATR adds natural fungi spores, which ferment the ingredients to give an umami flavor and …


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Aqua Cultured Foods to Begin First Public Tastings of Alt-Tuna, Shrimp and Scallops

US food tech startup Aqua Cultured Foods announces it will begin consumer tastings of its seafood alternatives in Chicago, ahead of its public launch through chef partners and foodservice distributors.   Beginning April 6, the startup will hold tastings of several alt-seafood products, including Aqua tuna rolls, shrimp dumplings and scallop crudo, at its headquarters in West Loop, Chicago. According to Aqua, it intends to solicit feedback from participants on the …


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The Protein Brewery Hosts Fungi Ingredients Webinar Tomorrow, 23 February

Netherlands-based fermentation company The Protein Brewery, specialized in the development and production of sustainable, animal-free protein, is to host a webinar on fungi-based ingredients tomorrow, February 23rd. Founded in 2020 by Wim de Laat, a molecular scientist with over 30 years of experience in industrial fermentation, The Protein Brewery is a founding member of the newly formed Fungi Protein Association (FPA), whose purpose is to advocate for fungi as a …