MycoTechnology launches Fermentation as a Service (FaaS) platform to help other companies produce bioproducts at a commercial scale.

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MycoTechnology Launches FaaS Platform to Address Commercial Scale Challenges in Bioproducts

US mycelial fermentation company MycoTechnology announces the launch of a Fermentation as a Service (FaaS) platform to help other companies produce bioproducts at a commercial scale, including proteins, enzymes, and probiotics.  “Fermentation is a critical process that underpins the production of a wide array of bioproducts,” says Ranjan Patnaik, CTO at MycoTechnology.   The new platform offers fermentation capacity services from 300 to 90,000 L. In addition, it provides companies with essential tools and expertise to address commercial production challenges such as product quality, yield, and cost management.  Furthermore, the FaaS platform complies with FDA 21 CFR Part 117 guidelines and holds a GFSI audit certification from BRCGS, guaranteeing a “robust and reliable facility for fermentation services,” explains the company. Accelerating innovations MycoTechnology states that this initiative will inspire …

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New research by MycoTechnology shows that many mainstream consumers purchase plant-based protein powders.

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MycoTechnology Research: Widespread Adoption of Plant-Based Protein Powder Among Non-Vegan Consumers

New research commissioned by MycoTechnology, a company specializing in mycelial fermentation to make protein powders, shows that a significant number of mainstream consumers, not only vegans and athletes, purchase plant-based protein powder.  According to the research conducted by Brightfield Group in Q1 2023, out of 725 users of plant protein powder, only 17% identified as vegans. Meanwhile, the survey found that 46% of participants identified as athletes, although 77% claimed to engage in physical activity at least three times per week.  With about a third of the plant-based protein powder consumers identifying as ‘early adopters’ and ‘early majority’ shoppers, the data suggests that using plant protein powder is becoming popular among the general population rather than just a niche market, says the company. Jonas Feliciano, Marketing Director at …

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MycoTechnology unveils sweet protein that can replace sugar and artificial sweeteners

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MycoTechnology Discovers Sweet Protein in Fungi, Unlocking the Future of Sweeteners

US company MycoTechnology, a leader in mycelial fermentation and ingredient innovation, announces that it has discovered a sweet protein derived from honey truffles. MycoTechnology claims that this new protein can be used to make a clean-label sweetener that can replace sugar and artificial sweeteners in many applications. Honey truffles, a rare member of the fungi kingdom found mainly in Hungary, have been eaten and appreciated for their sweetness for centuries; however, the origin of their taste was previously unclear. Using its platform, MycoTechnology has found a way to unlock the truffle’s secret, successfully isolating the molecule responsible for its unusual taste. “Our honey truffle sweetener is derived from a protein, which brings an unprecedented level of excitement as proteins are widely recognized as the future …

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MycoTechnology’s “Transformative, Game-Changing Plant Protein” Approved by EU

MycoTechnology, of Colorado USA, announces that its fermented mycelium ingredients FermentIQ™ MLL and PTP have been granted Novel Food status by the European Commission. The company’s forthcoming European expansion will be underpinned by its recent $85M Series E fundraise which included Tyson Ventures and Maple Leaf Foods. The authorisation follows a positive opinion issued earlier this year by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), whereby the EFSA considered FermentIQ™ pea and rice protein fermented by shiitake mushroom mycelia as safe for use across multiple applications. EU as next major growth frontier Having secured Novel Food authorisation, the American company says it is set to accelerate its expansion into the European market, which it describes as its next major growth frontier. MycoTechnology has already hired its …

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MycoTechnology: The Mighty Mushroom’s New Fermented Frontier

MycoTechnology is alt protein’s secret giant. Marketing Director, Jonas Feliciano, and Senior Director, Strategy, Lisa Wetstone, share MycoTechnology’s approach to growth, raising awareness and communicating with the consumer about the mighty mushroom’s new fermented frontier.  It is a new episode of The Plantbased Business Hour with Elysabeth Alfano. Below is a short clip and transcript from their conversation. Podcast here. Display content from YouTube Click here to display content from YouTube. Learn more in YouTube’s privacy policy. Always display content from YouTube Open “Cruelty-Free Investing Executive Director Shares the Benefits of Investing with Purpose” directly Elysabeth: As we talk about being the world’s best kept secret, Jonas, that’s maybe not the best thing when you’re trying to sell to customers. I’m wondering, who’s getting it? Who …

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MycoTechnology and IFF Partner to Develop Innovative Alt-Proteins for European Market

Mycelium solutions company MycoTechnology and IFF announce a partnership to co-develop alternative proteins and next-generation food and beverage products for the European market.  The new agreement will allow MycoTechology to capitalize on IFF’s RE-IMAGINE PROTEIN innovation program and use its state-of-the-art facilities in Brabrand, Denmark, including the Culinary Design Center, which specializes in novel plant-based foods.  The two companies have previously partnered in the US to combine MycoTechnology’s mycelial fermentation with IFF’s technical expertise. “This is an exciting new level of collaboration,” said Alan Hahn, CEO of MycoTechnology.”IFF understands the importance of innovation and using it to build a better, more sustainable food system. We’re delighted to embark on a new journey together to create the cutting-edge solutions consumers demand for taste, nutrition, and sustainability.” …

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Scientists Confirm MycoTechnology’s Potential to Nutritionally Outperform Animal Products

According to a new study published by the Journal of Food Science and Technology, MycoTechnology’s groundbreaking FermentIQ™ PTP protein powder unlocks competitive advantages for plant proteins and might help to overcome pressing issues faced by the industry today. As the world’s leading explorer of mycelia, Myco Technology continues to make a dent in the food industry. Back in May, the Colorado-based foodtech company announced a joint venture with Oman Investment Authority (OIA) to use locally-grown dates in the production of mushroom-based protein. With plans to turn the novel protein into a commercially-available product by 2025, the company has now received scientific confirmation that it has the potential to outperform animal products. Next-generation plant proteins by MycoTechnology Due to MycoTechnology’s proprietary mushroom mycelia fermentation platform, next-generation …

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MycoTechnology Announces “Groudbreaking” Joint Venture With OIA to Upcycle Dates For Novel Protein

Colorado’s MycoTechnology, Inc., the world’s leading explorer of mycelia, today announces a “groundbreaking” joint venture with Oman Investment Authority (OIA), to use locally-grown dates in the production of mushroom-based protein. The joint venture is to operate as Vital Foods Technologies LLC. Oman is one of the world’s most prolific producers of dates, but over half of the 400 thousand tonnes it produces per year is lost to waste or animal feed. Vital Foods Technologies will address this issue by upcycling “a significant portion of these excess dates, using the natural sugar present in the fruit as a source of carbon to fuel the production of mushroom-based protein”. Upcoming IPO? The company, winner of last year’s Syngenta’s Radicle Protein Challenge, closed an 85 million Series E …

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MycoTechnology Closes $85M Series E, Bringing Total Raise to $200M, in Preparation for IPO?

MycoTechnology, Inc., which describes itself as the world’s leading explorer of mushroom mycelia, announces it has closed a Series E round of $85 million bringing its total to over $200M. Notable returning investors in the round include Tyson Ventures and Maple Leaf Foods. IPO in late 2022? Tyson, Greenleaf Foods, and Kellogg’s were notable participants in the company’s August 2020 Series D, during which an IPO for late 2022 was discussed, with CEO Alan Hahn commenting to FoodNavigator at the time that there were some exciting projects coming up that may “trigger” the opportunity to become publicly listed. In the November of that same year, Mycotechnology was named winner, along with BlueNalu, of Syngenta’s Radicle Protein Challenge, an initiative to invest a total of $1.25 …

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