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The innovative circular technologies of URBIOFIN project for municipal waste management are ready to be implemented Europe-wide

The majority of the municipal biowaste generated in Europe is managed by landfilling and incineration thus missing out on its valorisation potential. In coherence with the EU legislation, the organic fraction of municipal waste should be treated using novel treatment methods based on green technologies, and the potential to be further valorised to bio-based products. […]

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Biotech Food Colorant Startup Phytolon Closes $14.5 Million Series A Funding Round, Led by DSM Venturing

Phytolon, a developer of fermentation-based natural food colors, announced today it has secured $14.5 million in funding, led by DSM Venturing, to further progress its technology towards commercialization, with participation from Cibus Fund, Ginkgo Bioworks (in-kind investment in the form of Foundry services) and The Trendlines Agrifood Fund. Participation in this Series A also includes […]

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Imagindairy Closes its Seed Round, Reaching a Total of USD28M in Investment

FoodTech startup Imagindairy, Ltd., developer of animal-free milk proteins, secured an additional USD15M in its extended seed-round. The initial round in November 2021 brought in USD13M. This brings the total investment capital to USD28M, making it one of the highest-earning seed rounds in the alternative protein space. The funding was led by Target Global and […]

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BioBetter Breaks Bottleneck in Cultivated Meat with Tobacco Plants

FoodTech start-up, BioBetter, Ltd., has assigned a new role for the much-maligned Nicotiana tabacum plant upon discovering it can overcome the greatest hurdle in cultured meat—that of scaled production. Working behind the scenes of the emerging cultured meat industry, BioBetter is repurposing tobacco plants to create the growth factors necessary for the cellular development of […]

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Phytolon and Ginkgo Bioworks Collaborate to Take Biological Production of Vibrant Food Colors to the Next Level

Phytolon, a growing startup company making natural food colorants, announced a partnership with Ginkgo Bioworks (NYSE: DNA), the leading horizontal platform for cell programming, to produce vibrant cultured food colors via fermentation of yeast. Under this partnership, Phytolon is leveraging Ginkgo’s ability to engineer biology at scale to work together on the production of vibrant […]

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Imagindairy Closes USD13M Seed Round to Advance Animal-Free Dairy

Tel Aviv, Israel – Imagindairy, Ltd., a FoodTech company creating milk proteins identical to those from cows, announces completion of a $13M seed round. The funding was led by MoreVC, a leading seed stage investor in Israel managing $275M across three funds. Also joining this round: Strauss Group, Entrée Capital, S2G Ventures; Collaborative Fund, New […]

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Registration open until November 1st for Cultivate Tomorrow, the first US hackathon focused solely on cellular agriculture and cell cultured food

Students from MIT, UC Davis, Northwestern, OSU, UC Berkeley, Harvard, and numerous other academic institutions have launched Cultivate Tomorrow, a cellular and acellular agriculture hackathon to connect academia and industry. Marilyn McNamara, Director of Business and Product Development at Matrix Meats, believes that “The obstacles in our way are huge, and require a consistent influx of bright, […]

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Turning planet-warming methane into food-growing biostimulants

Indian biotech company String Bio has announced a viable new technology that can turn the greenhouse gas methane into a valuable crop input. Reduction of atmospheric methane – eighty times more potenti as a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide – presents the biggest opportunity to slow the pace of global warming, according to climate scientists. […]

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Aleph Farms Completes $105 Million Series B Funding Round

Leader in sustainable, cultivated meat will use funds to scale-up manufacturing and grow operations internationally ahead of initial market launch in 2022 Rehovot, Israel, July 8, 2021 – Aleph Farms, the cultivated meat company growing steaks directly from non-genetically modified animal cells, has announced the completion of a $105 million Series B funding round. The […]

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Imagindairy Leads “No Cow”, Guilt-Free Dairy Revolution

Israeli start-up introduces fast-to-market, highly functional, animal-free dairy proteins. Good news for those seeking environmentally conscious dietary habits by reducing consumption of animal protein but cannot shake the craving for real milk in a hot cup of coffee or resist indulging in a rich cheesecake. The Israeli start-up Imagindairy, Ltd., is milking new technology to […]