The Protein Brewery

The Protein Brewery

The Protein Brewery is a Breda-based developer and manufacturer animal-free-based protein based on fungi fermentation processes.

The Protein Brewery is a developer of fungi-based protein intended to replace animal-based protein products. The company is in the process of commercializing protein products made by fermentation technologies and using only a fraction of available land and water using an abiotic production process that delivers high yields.

The Protein Brewery was spun-out from BioscienZ to commercialize the company's protein production using fermentation. It was founded by Wim de Laat in January, 2020.

Fermotein

The Protein Brewery's first alternative protein ingredient, Fermotein, is an alternative protein produced through a combination of micro-organisms, or fungi, and the brewing process the company has developed. The Protein Brewery says Fermotein is rich in proteins, amino acids, dietary fibre, essential fatty acids, minerals, and vitamins. Fermotein is produced to be allergen-free.

Fermotein is to be available as either a wet cake product or a dry powder for use in meat-alternative products or processed meats. The dry powder can be included in pasta products, bakery products, protein bars, shakes, chocolate, and ice cream. The main ingredient in Fermotein is expected to receive regulatory approval in the United States in 2021 and in Europe in 2022.

According to The Protein Brewery, the production process of Fermotein uses 1 percent of the land, 3 percent of the carbon dioxide, and 5 percent of the water used by the beef industry.

Timeline

November 4, 2020
The Protein Brewery introduces its fungi-based alternative protein Fermotein.
November 4, 2020
The Protein Brewery raises €22 million for their Series A .
November 3, 2020
The Protein Brewery raises a $26,284,000 series A round from Novo Holdings and Roquette.
January 1, 2020
The Protein Brewery is spun out of BioscienZ to commercialize protein products manufactured through fermentation technology.

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The Protein Brewery Series A round, November 2020
26,284,000
November 3, 2020
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Allergen-free fungi protein a 'breakthrough' in food ingredients: 'We have a unique proposition from a sustainability and economic perspective'

Flora Southey

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November 4, 2020

The Protein Brewery raises €22 million for biosynthesized alternative proteins

Benjamin Ferrer

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November 4, 2020

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