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Changing The Way of Producing Proteins — Forever

Technology Overview

To meet the soaring demand for proteins, a paradigm shift is needed. A different solution than the ones mankind used that caused the problem.

So, this start-up decided to brew proteins.

This production technology comprises a unique combination of proprietary micro- organisms (fungi) and an easy-to-operate brewing process. The result is a food ingredient with an excellent nutritional profile. With its sustainable profile -using very little land and water- it can be produced from a large variety of globally available crops such as casava, corn, potatoes, sugar beet and sugar cane.

This allows for commercialization around the globe on a local scale and contributes to alternatives to deforestation for food supply.

Looking for partners to roll-out its technology around the globe, including Singapore and South-East Asia. A joint venture, SPV, or other type of partnership to expedite the impact with this technology are options this start-up would be looking for.

Technology Features, Specifications and Advantages

The technology developed by this start-up uses a combination of a specific proprietary strain to produce an extremely nutritious and widely applicable new food ingredient. This method is :

  • Cost-effective,
  • Non-complex
  • Easily scalable brewing process
  • Excellent Nutrition Profile for Non-Animal Based Diet:
  • High protein content : same essential amino acid profile as meat
  • Also comprises dietary fibers, unsaturated fatty acids, vitamins and minerals.
  • Unprocessed, naturally brewed macro food ingredient

Thanks to this controlled oxygenized brewing process, and the use of carbohydrates from low-cost and highly available water-efficient and non-allergenic staple crops, this technology made it possible to produce protein more cost effectively compared to other methods and able to scale with our partners with ease.

Due to the 100% controllable process delivering high yield, requiring a limited amount of space, using only locally available carbohydrates the process can be implemented everywhere in the world resulting in an affordable food ingredient. This allows for a non-animal-based and a highly nutritious diet for all around the globe.


Potential Applications

The technology allows for the production of a highly nutritious food ingredient that can be broadly applied.

Due to high protein content containing the same essential amino acid profile as meat, it provides great nutritional protein value. The food ingredient also comprises dietary fibers, unsaturated fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. It is an unprocessed, naturally brewed macro food ingredient that can be applied to address the shift from animal-based diets to non-animal-based diets, and to enhance the nutritional value of common carbohydrate-rich products.

Some Application Examples (non-exhaustive):

  • Meat and fish analogues.
  • Bread
  • Pastry
  • Pasta
  • Breakfast cereals
  • Protein bars
  • Soups
  • Spreads
  • Shakes

Customer Benefit

The key benefits are:


It has a positive impact on the overall end product cost thanks to a highly efficient production process and to its excellent water-binding properties, which requires much less auxiliary substance to obtain the desired structure.


Because of the neutral taste product developers don’t need to invest time in correcting or adapting the taste of their end products with flavour maskers.


Because it does not require any flavour masking, the recipe of the end product becomes less complex. Generally, 25% percent of the costs in meat substitutes are reserved for flavours maskers. Creating a tasteful product is now more straightforward and easy.


Because it’s a stable product, it is not sensitive to climate change and is predictable in composition and behaviour. The chance of errors and taste deviations can be reduced to a minimum.


The allergen-free nature, its neutral taste and mixable structure, limits the restrictions for use. It can be integrated into many types of products.


A meticulously tuned process under fully controlled conditions, makes it a very safe ingredient, free from mycotoxins, antibiotics, listeria, salmonella and E.coli.

Contact Person

Wim De Laat


The Protein Brewery

Technology Category

  • Foods
  • Ingredients
  • Life Sciences
  • Industrial Biotech Methods & Processes

Technology Readiness Level


The Protein Brewery, Fermentation, Alternative Protein, Fermented Plant Protein, Non-animal Based Protein, Sustainable, Nutrition,