Founded: 2019 Partnered: 2020
Florentine Fockema Andreae
Jonas von den Driesch
FUMI Ingredients refines natural micro-organisms into high-value ingredients for food applications
With consumers becoming increasingly aware of their diets and the environmental impact of the foods they consume, the market for vegetarian and vegan foods is growing rapidly. A major challenge for food producers is to find an alternative for egg whites, an animal-based ingredient with excellent binding functionality. It is the final hurdle to turn plant-based meat alternatives into 100% vegan products.
FUMI Ingredients is working on the solution for this problem. The company's technology is based on a tailor-made sequence of unit operations through which a vegan alternative to egg-whites is produced.
While the functionality remains the same, the process is cost competitive and more sustainable than the animal based alternative.