Tag: alternative protein

Report shows $116M invested in alternative seafood companies in H1 2021

Report shows $116M invested in alternative seafood companies in H1 2021

October 17, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., the Good Food Institute released their first-ever State of the Industry Report focusing on the alternative seafood sector. This report explores the global alternative seafood industry’s commercial landscape and shares the latest on investments, sales data, and consumer insights. Some key takeaways from the report include: $116 million was invested in alternative […]

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NovoNutrients scaling up with project funding plus $9M in equity

NovoNutrients scaling up with project funding plus $9M in equity

August 1, 2021 |

In California, NovoNutrients, an alternative proteins company that uses industrial carbon dioxide emissions, cheap hydrogen and naturally occurring microbes to create high-grade proteins for human and animal consumption, announced a $4.7 million raise led by Hong Kong-based global venture firm, Happiness Capital. NovoNutrients previously raised $4.3 million in venture backing, as well as a multiple […]

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GFI is funding research to develop alt protein ingredients from Brazilian plant species

GFI is funding research to develop alt protein ingredients from Brazilian plant species

June 27, 2021 |

In Brazil, Good Food Institute Brazil’s Biomas Project will allocate up to $27,500 (R$135,000) to each research project that transforms native Amazon and Cerrado plant species, such as babaçu and macaúba, into raw materials for the alternative protein industry. The deadline to apply is July 13. In Brazil, a new species of fauna and flora […]

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Amyris partners with Minerva Foods for zero carbon protein production

Amyris partners with Minerva Foods for zero carbon protein production

April 4, 2021 |

In California, Amyris signed a memorandum of understanding for a partnership with Minerva Foods of Brazil to develop molecules for the sustainable production and distribution of animal protein. Minerva will fund Amyris’s development, scaling and production of new target molecules (with additional molecules to be identified over time), which Minerva will then be responsible for […]

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Good Food Institute launches competitive research grant RFP for whole-cut alt proteins

Good Food Institute launches competitive research grant RFP for whole-cut alt proteins

February 7, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., the Good Food Institute released their 2021 Competitive Research Grant request for proposals which is designed to address the scientific and technical barriers to producing whole-cut alternative protein meat products. Phase 1 applications are due March 10, 2021. GFI notes, “Alternative proteins have come a long way, but one pivotal product category […]

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