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Revo Foods and Mycorena Receive €1.5M to Develop 3D-Printable Mycoprotein

Austria’s Revo Foods and Sweden’s Mycorena have received a €1.5 million grant for their joint project of developing 3D-printable mycoprotein. The funds come from Swedish innovation agency Vinnova, the Austrian Research Promotion Agency, and cross-border EU funding program Eurostars. Applications were highly competitive, so the companies’ success demonstrates that there is significant interest in innovative mycoprotein solutions. “Getting this recognition from such an attractive and competitive initiative like Eurostars further emphasises that the technology we are developing is really an important part of creating a sustainable food system,” said Paulo Teixeira, Chief Innovation Officer at Mycorena. Whole-cut alt seafood First announced in October, the joint project is working on technologies and processes to create mycoprotein suitable for additive food manufacturing. It has a particular focus …


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Steakholder Foods Receives First Grant to Develop Cultivated Eel and Grouper with Umami Meats

Israel-based Steakholder Foods (Nasdaq: STKH) announces it has received its first grant of up to $1M to develop 3D-printed structured eel and grouper products with cultivated seafood startup Umami Meats.  The initiative is being funded by a grant from the Singapore Israel Industrial R&D Foundation (SIIRD), a cooperation between – Enterprise Singapore (ESG) and the Israel Innovation Authority (IIA). According to Steakholder, the partnership with Umami Meats offers a unique opportunity for market entry in Singapore, the only country where cultivated meat has regulatory approval. The collaboration seeks to develop a scalable process for producing structured cultivated fish products. To create the fish, Steakholder will use newly developed technology for mimicking the flaky texture of cooked fish, which the startup recently submitted for a provisional …


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New Plant-Based Ink Could Reduce Cost of 3D Printing Cultivated Meat

Scientists in China and Singapore have developed a plant-based ink that can be used when 3D printing cultivated meat. 3D printing is often used to create the scaffolds that cultivated meat cells grow on, which ensure that the resulting meat has the right texture and structure. To date, animal products such as gelatine and collagen have often been used to print scaffolds, or sometimes synthetic alternatives. But these materials are expensive, prompting scientists to search for a more affordable option. Made from food waste such as cereal husks, the newly-developed sustainable ink can be produced cheaply, is readily absorbed, and has the potential to significantly reduce the cost of cultivated meat. Once the meat has been produced, beets can be used to give it an …


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Mycorena & Revo Foods to Develop “Whole New Realistic Meat-Like Product Segment” For Alt Seafood

Mycoprotein specialist Mycorena and 3D printed seafood expert Revo Foods have begun a research collaboration to develop a mycoprotein suitable for 3D printing alt seafood products. The printable mycoprotein will have a soft fibrous texture, light colour and neutral taste, making it particularly suitable for seafood alternatives, according to the companies. Says Austria’s Revo Foods: “Being able to combine the meat-like properties of mycoprotein with the unrestricted shaping possibilities of 3D food printing, a whole new realistic meat-like product segment can be created.” Revo Foods is developing new food processing technologies, including 3D tech, for plant-based seafood products including its salmon and tuna alternatives which are already seeing retail success around Europe. Most recently, Revo announced the Austrian launch of new products Revo Gravlax, Revo …


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Simplifyber: “We are Fundamentally Changing the Entire Process of Making Shoes and Clothes”

Simplifyber does not create normal apparel. The clothes and shoes made by this New York brand are not only 3d printed and “created in a lab, not in a factory”, but are also 100% biodegradable. It’s a fascinating area of innovation, bearing in mind that the fashion industry is the third most polluting industry, responsible for more CO2 emissions than the shipping and the aviation industry combined, and one which brought Simplifibyer an initial swell of interest from investors to the tune of multiple millions this summer. We were excited for the opportunity to speak with CEO Maria Intscher-Owrang, whose 20+ year career as a fashion designer and director includes periods at leading fashion houses, including Vera Wang, Calvin Klein, and Alexander McQueen. What is …


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Steakholder Foods Introduces “Revolutionary” Omakase Beef Morsels

Steakholder Foods Ltd., which rebranded from MeaTech 3D last month, introduces Omakase Beef Morsels, which it refers to as a “revolutionary, richly marbled structured meat product developed using a unique 3D-printing process”. Headquartered in Rehovot, Israel and Antwerp, Belgium; Steakholder has recently expanded activities to the US. The company is developing slaughter-free beef, chicken, pork, and seafood products — both as raw materials and whole cuts — with the newest development Omakase Beef Morsels inspired by the marbling standard of Wagyu beef. The company announced two weeks ago it is to begin the development of cultured pork products using a new line of porcine stem cells. The company’s technology can print the product at scale to include the marbling that Wagyu beef is famous for, …


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3D-Printed Revo Salmon Now Available for Home Delivery in Austria

Austria’s Revo Foods launched its products at the fast grocery delivery platform mjam, making its 3D-printed Revo™ Salmon available for home delivery within 20 minutes around Vienna. The Viennese startup recently received more than EUR 2.2 million in equity-free grant funding from the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) to accelerate its 3D-printing technology for plant-based seafood. Today, Revo’s first products are available in 16 European countries, including supermarkets in Austria, Germany, and the UK. Revo™ Salmon Revo™ Salmon provides customers with all important nutrients but with a much lower environmental impact than most conventional protein sources. It is made with pea protein and algae, containing vitamins and amino acids, as well as healthy plant oils such as flaxseed oil and canola oil, which reduce inflammation …


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SavorEat Launches 3D-Printed Plant-Based Pork and Turkey Burgers

Israeli foodtech company SavorEat has developed 3D-printed plant-based pork and turkey burgers. The new breakfast patties will join SavorEat’s existing plant-based hamburger patties. Uniquely, SavorEat’s meat alternatives are customisable and created by a “robot chef”, which uses AI and machine learning to produce burgers catered to diners’ preferences. Users can select their cooking preferences and desired protein and fat content using SavorEat’s specially developed web application. Robot chef reduces waste The robot chef can then produce about one patty every two minutes. Since it only produces the quantity needed, this method significantly reduces food waste. US pilot Last year, SavorEat announced it would be launching its 3D-printed burgers in the US via a collaboration with catering company Sodexo. Through the partnership, SavorEat’s burgers will be …


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3D Printed Products Are 2nd Most Googled Innovation at 10,000 Monthly Searches Globally

New research predicts the overall 3D printing market will grow by 24% to reach $44.5 billion by 2026 and reveals that interest in 3d innovations is skyrocketing around the world. 3D-printed meat is the most popular at 4,500 Google searches per month, and 3d printed fashion is close behind. 3d printed food 3D-printed food averages 9,800 searches a month globally according to the study, and within this category, 3D-printed meat receives 4,500 searches a month. This sector has already been well represented in vegconomist, with several innovators such as Nova Meat of Spain, MeaTech of Israel, Cocuus also of Spain, Mooji Meats of USA, Redefine Meat of Israel, and in the 3d printed seafood category Umami Meats and Revo Foods. 3D printed fashion 3D printed …


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MeaTech & Umami Meats to Jointly Develop 3D Printed Cultured Seafood

MeaTech 3D Ltd. announces it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Umami Meats for the joint development of 3D-printed cultured structured seafood.  With this agreement, MeaTech adds seafood to its portfolio of bovine, avian and porcine products under development. Continued success for Umami Singaporean cultivated seafood startup Umami Meats, previously named semi-finalist in the XPRIZE “Feed the Next Billion” competition, aims to help make cultivated seafood less expensive to produce, with a mission to develop species that are expected to experience severe supply shortages due to overfishing and climate change. The focus will initially be on the cultivation of Japanese eel, yellowfin tuna, and red snapper, with a view to producing halibut, grouper, and mahi-mahi as future projects.  Umami received investment from CULT Food …




Simplifyber Secures $3.5M in Seed Round For 3D Printed Garments of the Future

Simplifyber, Inc, the cleantech producer of footwear and clothing “created in a lab, not in a factory”, announces it has closed a $3.5 million seed funding round. The New York brand makes cotton-like biodegradable footwear and clothing by injecting liquid into molds, on a mission to transform the world’s apparel and footwear industries and replace wovens and knits with sustainable alternatives. Simplifyber’s cellulose formula is derived from a combination of wood pulp and other plant-based materials, leading to a fully biodegradable product that can be easily returned to nature. The company’s production technique evades the use of traditional spinning, weaving, cutting, and sewing, cutting out 60% of the steps and reducing the enormous amount of materials that go to waste as a result of the …


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MeatTech, Producer of 3D Printed Cultured Meat, Announces $6.5M Registered Direct Offering

MeaTech 3D Ltd., a cultivated meat pioneer, announces it has entered a definitive agreement with a U.S. institutional investor for the purchase and sale of 1,857,143 American Depositary Shares and warrants. Upon closing of the offer on July 5, the agreement is expected to yield gross proceeds of $6.5M. Founded in Israel, MeaTech specializes in 3D printing of cultured meat and is the world’s only publicly listed cultured meat company. As part of its growth strategy, it acquired cultivated fats company Peace of Meat in 2020 and entered the US market earlier this year. Vegconomist has extensively covered this company’s fascinating progress – here’s look at some of MeaTech’s most notable developments:  2020: October – Invests €1M in Belgian cultured fat startup Peace of Meat November …


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SeaSpire Unveils Bioprinted Plant-Based Whole Cut Snapper

SeaSpire, an Indian alt seafood startup, reveals a clean label whole-cut snapper alternative, claiming it is the first of its kind to produce bioprinted whole-cut whitefish products in the APAC region. SeaSpire, a foodtech producer of whole cuts of seafood alternatives, is establishing an operational base in India to cater to the APAC region and has an R&D base in New Zealand. The founders state that the snapper, its first product, was created using only seven clean label plant-based ingredients using its proprietary bioprinting platform. Over the coming months, the company will pilot-launch its first set of plant-based seafood offerings in India and New Zealand, focusing on building an alternative-seafood brand in the emerging APAC markets including Singapore and Australasia.  “We see greenfield opportunities when …


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3D Bioprinting Startup Cocuus Raises €2.5M in Pre-Series A Featuring Meat Giant Cargill 

Spanish startup Cocuus has raised €2.5 million in its Pre Series A funding round to scale its 3D bioprinting technology for the production of alternative proteins. Cargill Ventures, the investment arm of the multinational meat giant Cargill, has backed the round to accelerate Cocuus’s process for producing plant or cell-based animal protein food analogs. The Pre Series A funding round was also led by Big Idea Ventures, Eatable Adventures, and Tech Transfer UPV, after Cocuus had completed Eatable Adventures’ acceleration program, one of the top global accelerators for food tech startups. Navarra-based Cocuus now aims to scale its business model and expand into other international markets, enabling it to utilize its disruptive 3D bioprinting and robotics technologies Spanish startup Cocuus claims it can print cutlets, …


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Revo Foods Presents “Ultrarealistic” Plant-Based Salmon Fillet Produced With 3D Technology

Austria’s Revo Foods presented an “ultrarealistic” plant-based salmon fillet made of 100% plant-based ingredients, prepared by Michelin chef Siegfried Kröpfl who has previously cooked for Queen Elizabeth, at a public tasting event in Vienna this Monday. The base of the fillet consists of various plant protein sources, such as pea proteins. Other ingredients include algae extracts and plant oils. The fillet has a high protein and omega-3 fatty acid content, similar to wild-caught salmon. According to the founders, attendees were amazed by how realistic the salmon was, even too realistic for some; “”The structure is almost too perfect, are you sure this is vegan?”, one of the guests quoted.” Revo’s first products are already available in 16 European countries, including supermarkets in Austria and Germany. …