Dutch food tech pioneer Revyve to debut yeast-based egg replacer for plant-based burgers in Chicago

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Cultivated, Cell-Cultured & Biotechnology

Revyve Introduces “Super Clean” Yeast-Based Egg Replacer for Plant-Based Burgers at IFT First 2024

Dutch food tech company Revyve announces it will debut its high-performance, clean-label egg replacer designed to enhance the texture of plant-based burgers at IFT First 2024. The ingredient, made with Revyve’s yeast proteins, is said to mimic the functionality of egg whites (heat-set gelling, binding, and emulsification), delivering the sensory experience consumers expect in plant-based meat. According to the Dutch company, its egg replacer — the first to be available on a broad commercial scale — is sustainable, price-competitive, designed for easy use with standard processing equipment, and compliant with all international regulatory requirements. Edgar Suarez Garcia, Revyve’s CTO and co-founder, shares, “At Revyve, we have taken yeast functionality to the next level. Revyve offers exceptional heat-set gelling, binding, and emulsification. Burgers retain water and …

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Cultivated, Cell-Cultured & Biotechnology

revyve: “Our Animal-Free Ingredients Are All-Natural, Helping to Create the Delicious Food Experiences Consumers Crave”

revyve is a foodtech company that is unlocking the full potential of yeast, a timeless natural super ingredient, to produce high-performing texturizing ingredients. With sustainability as its norm, revyve is on a mission to reinvent the food industry with future-proof ingredients that deliver the delicious food experiences consumers crave. Clean-label revyve products mimic dairy and egg functionality in traditional and plant-based foods. “The secret to unlocking the perfect texture in food can be as simple and sustainable as upcycling brewer’s yeast. And we can help humanity in the process,” says the Netherlands-based ingredient innovator. We had a quick catch-up with CEO Cedric Verstraeten about the company, its purpose, and impressive capacity: “We will reach a production capacity of 300 tons by the end of this …

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revyve's healthy foods made with BSY proteins

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Ingredients

revyve & EGGcited to Launch Brewer’s Yeast Proteins Following Successful Scaleup

In 2021, the EGGcited project launched to industrialize processes for extracting new ingredients from spent brewer’s yeast.  Now, the project has developed a process to upscale revyve’s technology, which produces novel cellular proteins and fiber ingredients from the upcycled yeast. These ingredients can replace egg white, dairy proteins, and E-numbers such as methylcellulose or calcium diphosphate. Additionally, they can significantly improve the taste and texture of alt meats made via high moisture extrusion.  “Ingredients of animal origin, such as meat, milk and eggs, are the main sources of protein used in the food industry. However, the production of animal proteins is not sustainable,” says EGGcited on its website. Great opportunities Coordinated by the Dutch public-private consortium NIZO, EGGcited members include family firm Ruitenberg Ingredients — …

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Investments & Finance

Netherlands: revyve Secures €8M For Upcycled Ingredients From Beer Industry

Cosun and Oost NL last week invested €8 million in Netherlands foodtech scale-up revyve to support the development and production of sustainable ingredients from food industry byproducts. revyve uses a patented technology to produce protein and fiber from brewer’s yeast, a byproduct of the brewery industry. These upcycled ingredients have a low carbon footprint and can replace animal proteins and E-numbers (such as methylcellulose). Because of their great versatility and high functionality, these ingredients can be used in a wide variety of food products, including meat alternatives, pastas, baked goods, sauces, and snacks. Revyve states it is working to increase production to more than 100 tons per year. At revyve, a process has been developed that enables the production of functional ingredients from brewer’s yeast. …

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Egg Alternatives

Revyve Develops Egg White Replacer Made From Spent Brewer’s Yeast

Dutch company Revyve has created a plant-based egg white replacer made from upcycled spent brewer’s yeast. The product is made by processing the yeast — which is a renewable byproduct of beer production — into proteins and fibers. The process takes place at low temperatures and does not require enzymes or harsh chemicals. With four million barrels of beer produced per year, Revyve has a virtually endless supply of yeast and does not need to grow any biomass. The company’s clean-label egg replacer is said to be ideal for use as a binder in plant-based meats, and also adds an umami flavor. Additionally, Revyve offers two more product solutions made from upcycled yeast. One is a protein-fiber blend designed for use in extruded meat alternatives, …

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