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Spain’s Cocuus Plans to Produce 1,000 Tonnes of 3D Printed Plant-Based Bacon in 2024

Cocuus, a Spanish food tech company producing 3D-printed plant-based foods at scale, has revealed an ambitious goal for 2024: to make 1,000 tonnes of 3D-printed plant-based bacon. With the global alternative proteins market expected to reach a minimum value of $290 billion by 2035, according to BCG and the Blue Horizon Corporation, the company aims to accelerate the production of 3D-printed plant-based bacon for distribution in retail and other channels. Early investors Cargill and Big Idea Ventures will support the food tech’s mass production of plant-based food.  Last year, Cocuus and partner company Foody’s opened what they claimed as the world’s first industrial-scale facility for 3D-printed plant-based meat in Northern Spain, equipped with Cocuus’ advanced printing technology: only one machine can produce 250 kilos of plant-based …

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3d bioprinted bacon launches at Carrefour

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Carrefour Spain Introduces “Clearly Superior” 3D Bio-Printed Plant-Based Bacon at Almost Same Price as Original

This May, two Spanish companies based in Navarra — Cocuus and Foodys — joined forces to market products made on an industrial scale from 3D bio-printed plant-based foods. This week, the first output of this alliance is already a reality: 100% vegetable bacon, which from this month will be on all Carrefour’s shelves in Spain. Together, Foodys and Cocuus are developing new plant-based and sustainable foods, along with the necessary technology to produce them and their subsequent industrialisation at scale and commercialisation. All under the umbrella of a technology they have called “Food to Data, Data to Food”, which was created with the aim of developing, producing and marketing healthy, tasty and sustainable food for this and future generations. The first of these advances to …

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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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Foodys vegan foie gras

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Foodys Launches the “First” Vegan Foie Gras Produced at Industrial Scale in Spain

Foodys, a Spanish company specializing in the development of plant-based products, continues with its development plans and launches a 100% vegetable foie gras, an ethical alternative to controversial foie gras of animal origin, stating it offers an appearance, taste, and texture almost identical to conventional foie gras. The aim of this launch is to provide a great product while continuing to respond to the challenges posed by the future of food through innovation and sustainability. In addition, the company has emphasized its interest in offering consumers an option that is committed to the planet, as well as healthy, tasty, and accessible. Superior to others in the category For its production, according to the CEO of Foodys, Gonzalo Agorreta, the team was inspired by “a multitude …

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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 …

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