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Meat- and Fish Alternatives

Revo Foods Unveils Plant-Based Salmon 2.0 with Revamped Recipe & New Flavours

Austria’s Revo Foods has launched Version 2.0 of its plant-based smoked salmon slices, featuring an optimised recipe and a new name — SMOKEY SLICES. The products are available in the flavours “Smokey Style” and “Dill & Lemon Style”. The revamped recipe contains microalgae oils and is claimed to provide more omega-3 fatty acids than some aquacultured salmon products. Other ingredients include pea protein, sea salt, fibres, and the essential vitamins E, B12, and B6. The salmon alternatives are said to have excellent bioavailability, meaning the proteins they contain can be easily absorbed by the body. Widespread launch in mainstream retail The SMOKEY SLICES will be available from Revo Foods’ online store in most European countries from May 15. The products are also set to launch …

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People

CEO Statements: Revo Foods & Kynda Biotech on Mycoprotein, the Vegan Meat of the Forest

In this installment of the series “CEO statements: what excites, moves and motivates“, in which our German language platform interviews CEOs on current topics, vegconomist spoke to Robin Simsa, CEO of Revo Foods, and Daniel MacGowan- von Holstein, CEO of German company Kynda Biotech GmbH. Both companies specialise in alternative products based on mycoproteins and see it as the future of meat alternative products. Mycoprotein is becoming increasingly popular due to its texture similar to meat and its high nutritional value. This protein alternative is often produced through the fermentation of fungal components and offers not only a sustainable source of protein, but also one that is very similar in texture and flavour to conventional meat. This makes mycoprotein an attractive ingredient for the development …

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Meat- and Fish Alternatives

Revo Foods Unveils ‘THE KRAKEN’ Plant-Based Octopus Crafted from Fungi Protein

Austrian startup Revo Foods today announces a “culinary innovation” with what it describes as the world’s first plant-based alternative to octopus tentacles, created with fungi protein. When asked as to its production methods, Revo responded that it is “testing a unique new 3D structuring approach” for which further details cannot be revealed as yet. Branded as “THE KRAKEN – Inspired by Octopus”, the product is ready to eat but can also be grilled, fried, or baked. It can be used to replicate classic octopus-based dishes such as the Spanish Pulpo a la Gallega or Greek Octopus Salad. The mycoprotein tentacles are said to offer an authentic aroma, taste and texture, a Nutriscore A nutritional profile grading, as well as a high omega-3 fatty acid content …

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Politics & Law

Revo Foods is Sued for “Misleading” Consumers That its Plant-Based Salmon is Real Fish, Court Dismisses Case

An Austrian court has dismissed a lawsuit brought against alt seafood startup Revo Foods by Vienna City Council, based on the labelling of its famed plant-based salmon. The lawsuit claimed that the name of the product, “Revo™ Salmon – 100% Plant-Based with Pea Protein”, could mislead consumers into thinking it contained real salmon. However, the administrative court rejected this. “Our packaging declares that only 100% plant-based ingredients are used and clearly labels the products as vegan without animal-based ingredients,” said Robin Simsa, CEO of Revo Foods. “In our view, any accusation of deception is unjustified. Many consumers are specifically looking for these types of products, and it is important to give guidance of the product taste with descriptive names.” According to the startup, this is …

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Fundraising

Revo Foods Launches Crowdinvesting Campaign, Announces Scaling Plans for 3D Printed Seafood Alternatives

Austria’s Revo Foods, the first company to launch a 3D-printed product in retail, has launched a crowdinvesting campaign to support its next phase of production expansion using its latest 3D food printing process, the Food Fabricator X2. The campaign’s goal is to reach €1.5 million and represents the company’s first public investment opportunity in the form of digital company shares. It will be live until the 18th of April. With a strong focus on marine protection, Revo Foods pioneers 3D food printing technologies to produce fish alternatives. Its portfolio includes smoked salmon, sliced salmon with a citrous flavor (Gravlax), and salmon and tuna spreads. Its latest development, THE FILLET, a mycoprotein 3D printed salmon whole cut, recently launched in Austria’s Billa Pflanzilla. Revo’s products are available in over 20 countries …

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Interviews

Revo Foods: “3D Extrusion Technology is Not a Far-Fetched Dream, But a Reality That You Can Already Buy in Supermarkets”

When we last spoke with Revo Foods just a year ago, CEO Robin Simsa boldly stated that, in five years, “Revo will be the leading provider of plant-based seafood in the world”. Since then, the young Austrian team has famously gone on to launch its mycoprotein-based salmon filet into REWE’s flagship vegan superstore, the 200-metre square Billa Pflanzilla, marking the first-ever 3D-printed product to be available in supermarkets worldwide and receiving huge amounts of international attention. As Revo works to scale up production in three distinct steps, with the second step set to conclude next year, it will gain capabilities to produce far higher volumes and roll out the product into multiple locations. Exciting times for Austria and for the food industry, as Robin explains …

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

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Products & Launches

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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Printed Technology

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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Fairs & Events

We Asked PBWE Europe: What Are You Most Excited About Right Now?

Plant Based World Expo Europe took place at London’s Olympia last week, hosting the most exciting names, both established and emerging, in the plant-based industry. Incredibly, the organisers have informed us that the event almost doubled in size, with a 94% increase in visitors compared to 2021. vegconomist was present at the event and took the opportunity to ask some of your favourite brands about what’s currently exciting them, at the end of this eventful year. In alphabetical order: Future Farm Future Farm is excited to have launched in the UK with food service distributor Brakes. The Brazilian alt meat producer has had a successful year across international markets, including expanded retail distribution in the US. Grupo Planta Also of Brazil, Grupo Planta operates its …

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Interviews

Revo Foods: “In Five Years, Revo Will Be the Leading Provider of Plant-Based Seafood in the World”

It’s been a successful year for Revo Foods, the Austrian pioneer of 3D-printed plant-based seafood. Just a year after launching its first product, a salmon alternative described by one taster as “almost too perfect”, the company has a four-strong range that includes two market firsts. Revo’s products are now available in over 20 countries Europe-wide, including France, Italy, Spain, Germany, and the UK. The company also recently announced it would be collaborating with Mycorena to develop a mycoprotein suitable for 3D printing — a move that could create “a whole new realistic meat-like product segment”. We spoke to Revo CEO Robin Simsa to find out more. What is the story behind Revo Foods? Revo Foods was founded by Robin Simsa, Theresa Rothenbücher, and Manuel Lachmayr …

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Meat- and Fish Alternatives

LIKE-A-PRO Project Receives €13.9M from EU to Make Alt Proteins Mainstream

A new project called LIKE-A-PRO, funded by the European Union, has launched to improve the availability and acceptance of alt proteins. LIKE-A-PRO will work to ensure alt proteins are available to all population groups — from children to the elderly — and in all regions, including rural areas. To do this, the project will develop 16 new products using seven different protein sources. The aim is to tackle the challenges in the alt protein sector, which are said to include off-flavours and unbalanced nutritional profiles. LIKE-A-PRO’s member organisations include Austria’s Revo Foods, Norway’s Flowfood, and Spain’s Basque Culinary Center, along with over 30 others. The project will benefit from €13.9 million in funding as part of the EU’s FARM2FORK scheme. The EU and alt proteins …

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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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Fairs & Events

The GFI at Fish International: “A Positive Sign for the Future of Our Oceans”

Germany’s Fish International fair took place at the beginning of September 2022 in Bremen, where numerous fish and seafood alternatives were exhibited among experts from the fish industry. Visitors had the opportunity to see and taste alternative products from Austrian Revo Foods, with its plant-based seafood, and Bluu Seafood from Germany, with the first cultivated seafood products to enter the market. Happy Ocean Foods presented its new plant-based products launched in partnership with Beyond Meat and ready to market soon.  Established food companies such as Nestle Professional and FRoSTA also showcased their alternative seafood products. Parallel seafood business meetings also took place, including one by the GFI Europe, the leading NGO in the field of promoting alternative proteins. Carlotte Lucas of the GFI provided the …

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Company News

Austria’s Revo Foods Launches Three New Plant-Based Seafood Products

Austria’s plant-based Revo Foods announces the launch of three new products at all BILLA PLUS retailers’ locations in Austria on Monday, September 12th, 2022.  The new products will also be available soon in Germany, Denmark, and the UK, according to the company. “In my opinion, these are the most realistic plant-based seafood products which have been developed to date, and I am especially happy that we launch the salmon spread as a unique new plant-based product which does not exist in this form anywhere in the world so far,” commented Robin Simsa, Revo Food’s CEO. A growing portfolio Dedicated to plant-based seafood alternatives, Revo Foods released its first product, Revo Salmon, which mimics smoked salmon, in 2021. Later in 2022, it presented an ‘ultrarealistic’ plant-based …

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Meat- and Fish Alternatives

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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Fairs & Events

Germany’s Fish International 2022 Presents Cultivated and 3D Solutions For Fish Industry

The Fish International 2022 trade fair in Bremen (4-6 September) is to incorporate alternative proteins and cultivated solutions for application in seafood into this year’s programme, dedicating the second day of the trade fair event to the topic. Fish International is the sole trade show for fish and seafood in Germany. The trade fair provides information on new products entering the market as well as a review of recent innovations and advancements in alt-seafood. Speeches at Fish International 2022 After adding plant-based alternatives to fish and seafood to its portfolio in 2021, Planteneers has established itself as a provider of manufacturing solutions suitable for fish producers and companies specialising in making plant-based alternatives. At the Fish International 2022, Product Manager of Planteneers, Florian Bark, will …

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Printed Technology

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. …

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Meat- and Fish Alternatives

Revo’s “Better Than the Real Thing” Plant-Based Smoked Salmon Arrives in the UK

Vienna’s Revo Foods, previously known as Legendary Vish, announces that its popular plant-based smoked salmon slices, made from pea proteins and algae extracts, are now available in the UK through GreenBay, an online vegan supermarket based in London that ships nationally across the UK as well as internationally. Better than real salmon Revo reports to vegconomist that several content creators and influencers have been sampling and endorsing the product online, with many describing the vegan fish as “better than [conventional] salmon”. The vegan salmon contains Omega-3 fatty acids, is free of common allergens such as soy or nuts, is made sustainably and emits 86% less CO2 than conventional salmon, according to the company. This is Revo’s debut product to market and is already available in …

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Investments & Finance

Revo Foods Raises €1.5M for 3D Printed Seafood

Young Viennese startup Revo Foods recently announced the closing of its first financing round for more than EUR 1.5 million and aims to accelerate its market entry with 3D-printed plant-based seafood. Revo Foods, formerly Legendary Vish, specialises in the development of 3D-printed plant-based seafood alternatives and already presented its first product – Salmon With Attitude – at a tasting earlier this year. The company’s new investors include Hazelpond Capital, Eva Sommer, friends2grow, Jens Schumann and MKO Holdings, as well as the FFG Austrian Research Promotion Agency and the Vienna Business Agency. “We are excited to announce the closing of our first fundraising round of more than EUR 1.5 million and are thrilled to be working with fantastic strategic investors who will really accelerate our market …

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Printed Technology

Revo Foods: World’s First Public Tasting for 3D-Printed Plant-Based Salmon

Vienna-based Revo Foods, formerly known as Legendary Vish, specialises in developing plant-based fish using its own innovative 3D printing technology. Revo Foods has now announced the launch of what it claims is the world’s first 3D printed smoked salmon, “Salmon with Attitude”. The new product will be sampled for the first time on 6 March in Vienna in cooperation with Budapest Bagel.

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