A 3D printer lays down used coffee grounds to make a flower pot

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3D Printing with Used Coffee Grounds to Reduce Waste & Help Eliminate Plastic

In a novel initiative led by Michael Rivera, an Assistant Professor at the ATLAS Institute and the Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado Boulder, researchers are working on leveraging coffee grounds to reduce waste in 3D printing. Rivera and his team have devised a method for 3D printing various objects using a paste comprising recycled coffee grounds, water, and other sustainable components. The project is perceived as an initial step towards the exploration of alternative eco-friendly 3D printing materials, which could potentially replace conventional plastics. Rivera expounded that the majority of consumer 3D printers in today’s market utilize thermoplastics, with polylactic acid (PLA) being the most prevalent. While PLA is theoretically compostable, only a limited number of composting facilities accept it. “If …


Austrian startup Revo Foods introduces THE FILET, a mycoprotein-based salmon filet.

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Revo Foods’ Mycoprotein-Based Salmon Filet Becomes First 3D-Printed Alternative to Hit Supermarket Shelves

Austrian startup Revo Foods introduces THE FILET, a mycoprotein-based salmon filet that will be available from the 14th of September at REWE’s famous vegan superstore, the 200-metre square Billa Pflanzilla. According to Revo Foods, it is the first-ever 3D-printed product available in supermarkets worldwide. Revo Foods and Swedish startup Mycorena collaborated to develop the 3D-printable mycoprotein, utilizing Mycorena’s Promyc ingredient. The project received €1.5 million from Swedish innovation agency Vinnova, the Austrian Research Promotion Agency, and the cross-border EU funding program Eurostars. With its primary ingredient being mycoprotein, THE FILET is a clean-label product that is said to offer remarkable nutritional values, such as high protein content and Omega-3. The product has received a Nutriscore of A in recognition of its nutritional benefits. Founded in 2020, Revo Foods is pioneering large-volume 3D food …


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Steakholder Foods Submits Patent for Immortal Bovine Cell Line, Says “It’s a Paradigm Shift” for Future Food

Israeli deep tech Steakholder Foods Ltd., known for its 3D printing technology, yesterday announced it had submitted a provisional patent for immortal bovine cell lines, with the purpose of providing a stable, renewable source for generating different tissues. Steakholder announced back in August 2022 that it was working on the development of cultivated pork products using a new line of porcine stem cells. It states that this current move represents a “significant step in making commercial-scale cultivated meat production a reality”, claiming it paves the way for scale, repeatability, and growth. The patent is said to present immortal cell lines that can generate a broad array of tissues including both muscle and fat, and to enhance the growth capacity of bovine cells resulting in immortalization …


3D-printed plant-based pork and turkey burgers

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SavorEat’s 3D Printing Robot Chef Makes Its Debut at University of Denver

After a partnership announcement in 2021, Sodexo and SavorEat officially deployed their 3D printing robot chef as part of a pilot project at the University of Denver, marking its US debut. Starting this week, students at the University of Denver can enjoy SavorEat’s printed burgers at the Rebecca Chopp Grand Central Market in Community Commons, as initially reported by The Spoon. Personalized printing SavorEat, an Israeli food-tech company known for its plant-based 3D printing technology, debuted its Tel Aviv Stock Exchange in 2021 after raising $13 million from an IPO. Its 3D printer, which prints and cooks plant-based burgers using infrared light, allows customers to personalize their burgers based on their own preferences, including fat and protein levels.  Racheli Vizman, CEO of SavorEat, told The …


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Steakholder Foods Unveils Customizable 3D Modeling Software for Clients

Israeli deep-tech food company Steakholder Foods Ltd. (Nasdaq: STKH), known for its 3D bio-printing technologies, today announces the launch of its proprietary Light CAD Editor for use by clients. The software works alongside the company’s fusion printers, enabling clients to create, test, and optimize 3D models and fibrous textures for its 3D bioprinters, without the need for third-party software or extensive computer-aided design (CAD) training. After revealing the world’s first 3D bio-printed cultivated fish prototype — a ready-to-cook grouper fillet, printed with customized bio-inks utilizing grouper cells provided by Umami Meats — Steakholder (formerly MeaTech 3D) went on to announce in May its plans to provide 3D bioprinters and bioinks to B2B meat manufacturers and cultivated meat producers. Furthermore, this July the company signed a …


Steakholder Foods’ cooked 3D-printed hybrid-fish fillet

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Steakholder Foods Signs Multi-Million Dollar Deal for 3D Printing Cultivated Meat Facility in Persian Gulf

Israeli cultivated meat and 3D printing leader Steakholder Foods (NASDAQ: STKH), announces it has signed a multi-million-dollar agreement with an accredited GCC-based governmental body (Gulf Cooperation Council) to establish a ‘first-of-its-kind,’ large-scale production facility in the Persian Gulf.   The partnership aims to address the local food security goals set in the GCC, representing the economic union between Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. In May, Steakholder Foods announced it was launching a new 3D bioprinting business model, promising to advance the cultivated meat revolution. Now the company has signed its first memorandum of agreement for strategic cooperation (MOA). Arik Kaufman, CEO of Steakholder Foods, commented: “After intensive years of development, Steakholder Foods is excited to sign this first agreement with a strategic partner, generating …


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$11+ Bn 3D Food Printing Markets: Extrusion, Powder Binding Deposition – Global Forecast to 2030 – ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “3D Food Printing Market by Offering, Printing Method (Layer-by-layer, Mold-based), Printing Technology (Extrusion, Powder Binding Deposition), Ingredient Form (Pastes and Purees, Powdered Ingredients), End User, and Geography – Global Forecast to 2030” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. With a projected value of $11.3 billion by 2030 and a remarkable CAGR of 50.2% from 2023 to 2030, the 3D food printing market is experiencing significant growth. The market’s expansion is primarily driven by the increasing demand for gourmet food and the adoption of 3D printing technology to produce plant-based meat alternatives and reduce food wastage. However, challenges such as long processing times and the perceived lack of flavor and texture compared to traditionally manufactured food products pose limitations. Nonetheless, the food & …


3D Printed Vegan Steaks Redefine Meat

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3D Printed Meat is Attractive Option for a Fifth of Germans

A fifth of German consumers can imagine eating 3d printed cultivated meat and a quarter see it as a contribution to sustainable food production. These are the results of a representative survey commissioned by the digital association Bitkom among 1,002 people in Germany aged 16 and over.  More and more people are becoming more aware of their meat consumption. Whether it’s seitan, tofu, or peas – the selection of meatless alternatives for the pan and grill is growing. But innovative technologies are also gaining in importance. It is currently conceivable for around one in five (20%) to eat meat from the 3D printer, according to this survey, whereas four years ago it was 13%. 16% said they would rather not have this kind of food …


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“We Flatten Milk”: Veganz Commences Production of “Mililk” Printed Oat Milk Discs

Veganz has begun production of its new innovative printed plant-based milk Mililk at its new production site in Ludwigsfelde, Germany. In a 2D printing process, an oat milk alternative is first printed as a sheet in DIN A4 size. 10 of these DIN A4 sheets make 10 litres of oat milk, which can then be sent by post. With the fun tagline, “Flat, Tasty, Cheap. Veganz Mililk®: We flatten milk”, the publicly listed company says, “The delicious milk alternative avoids 90% packaging waste and gives you plenty of space in the warehouse. We simply flatten the milk by printing oats in sheet form on a 2D printer. You then rip off as much of the leaf as you need and toss it in the blender …


Tripe use in a Spanish dish calles 'callos'

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Foody’s and Cocuus Join Traditions with 3D-Printed Plant-Based Tripe

Food tech companies from Navarra, Spain — Foody’s and Cocuus, — leaders in plant-based food 3D bioprinting, have developed an unusual meat analog with hydrogels and printing tech: the first 3D bioprinted plant-based tripe in the world. Tripe, the edible lining from the stomachs of cows or pigs, is the main ingredient of a traditional and popular Spanish stewed dish called callos.  Recreating emblematic dishes sustainably and ethically, such as the plant-based tripe, indicates that technology and traditions are not at odds, argues Cocuus, which unveiled its NPD at the company’s San Fermín lunch — a historically rooted celebration held annually in the city of Pamplona, where people chase running bulls and eat traditional meat dishes. “We believe that technology is not at odds with tradition, so through a …


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Market for 3D-Printed Food to Grow With 49.9% CAGR, Reaching Value of $872.4M

A report by Vantage Market Research has found that the global market for 3D-printed food will grow with a CAGR of 49.9% through to 2028. This will take its total value to $872.4 million. 3D food printing makes it possible to produce meat and seafood alternatives, along with other products such as dough, using computer-controlled printing devices. The market is being driven by increasing demand for customized foods, along with a growing need for efficient and sustainable food production methods. Applications of the technology include producing customized meals for individuals with specific dietary requirements and developing more efficient ways of processing and packaging food. The growing popularity of molecular gastronomy — a culinary trend that focuses on the scientific principles behind food preparation and cooking …


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Steakholder Foods Launches into 3D Bioprinting Business Model to Advance Cultivated Meat

Steakholder Foods, formerly MeaTech 3D (NASDAQ: MITC), is launching a new 3D bioprinting business model that promises to advance the cultivated meat revolution.  In addition to its cultivated meat development, the Israeli company will provide 3D bioprinters and bioinks to B2B meat manufacturers and cultivated meat producers to create delicious, nutritious, safe cultivated meat. Steakholder Foods’ competitive advantage relies on its expertise in 3D bioprinting technology and its ability to create structured end products that closely mimic real meat in terms of taste, texture, and appearance. The team at Steakholder Foods has been working towards developing this technology for over four years. Using its bioprinting platform, Steakholder Foods revealed the world’s largest-ever 3D-printed cultivated steak in 2021; and the world’s first 3D-printed cultivated fish fillet, developed in partnership with the Singaporean cultivated …


Aleph Farms launches Aleph Cuts brand ahead of commercialization

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5 Pioneers Harnessing 3D-Bioprinting Technology to Advance Cultivated Meat

New technologies to achieve structure and texture in cultivated meat include 3D bioprinting; an additive manufacturing process using a printer and bioinks. Any meat (chicken, fish, beef) can be printed layer-by-layer into ground meat, sausages, or whole cuts. This allows for a consistent, high-quality product tailored to desired specifications, such as fat ratio, nutritional profile, taste, and texture. Unlike 3D printing, bioprinters utilize cells and biomaterials to construct organ-like structures that enable living cells to replicate. Cultivated meat companies constantly face the challenge of developing optimal bioink formulations suitable for an efficient and scalable cultivation process. We take a look at some of the biotechs leveraging 3D technologies to make their products. 1. GOOD Meat GOOD Meat, a subsidiary of Eat Just, was the first company to receive …


Foody's and Cocuus to launch bioprinted bacon

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Foody’s & Cocuus Launch the World’s First Industrial-Scale 3D Bioprinting Facility for Plant-Based Meat

Foody’s and Cocuus, two food tech companies from Navarra, Spain, have signed an agreement to produce and commercialize 3D-printed plant-based foods, starting with bacon. Through the alliance, Foody’s will be responsible for industrializing and marketing Cocuus’s 3D bioprinted alt meat under the Foody’s & Cocuus brand. Last March, the first of a series of 3D bioprinters developed by Cocuus was installed at the Foody’s facilities in Tudela. It will be the world’s first industrial-scale plant-based food bioprinting plant, making Navarra the spearhead of this novel technology, reports local publication Diario de Navarra. “Undoubtedly, this is a technology that will forever change the way we produce healthy, tasty, and sustainable food for the world at scale. It aspires to revolutionize food science through disruptive solutions for …


3D-printable mycoprotein

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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 …


Steakholder Foods beef morsels

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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, …