Number of employees: 7
- Nordic FoodTech VC
- Voima Ventures
Main focus areas/active in:
- Agriculture & Forestry
- Animal Feed & Additives
- Biorefinery / Pilot Plant
- Feedstock / Biomass
- Food / Nutrition / Ingredients
- Plant-based Food
- Platform / Conversion / Technologies
- Production Processes / Manufacturing
- Strain Development
eniferBio is a Finnish biotech start-up developing a unique PEKILO® mycoprotein ingredient. The high-protein ingredient is made using renewable raw materials, close to end users. It offers a sustainable alternative to soy protein concentrate, the environmentally damaging current industry standard. And the best part – it costs no more to produce.
Which input provides your business model/core technology towards a bio-based economy?
The tried-and-tested PEKILO® bioprocess helps biorefineries to convert their dilute side streams into a valuable novel source of revenue. Our technology enables production of sustainable protein ingredient in accordance with the principles of the circular economy.
Which market/clients do you address and which short-/long-term goals do you have?
eniferBio’s PEKILO® protein ingredient is a drop-in alternative to soy protein concentrate, the environmentally damaging current industry standard especially used in aqua feeds today. As a short-term goal, eniferBio aims to launch the commercial scale production within five years. In the longer term, we see the potential of the product also in food use as a cost-competitive functional ingredient.
What makes your approach unique compared to other stakeholders in this field?
With a history of more than 15 years of industrial scale operation, the PEKILO® process is unique among emerging alternative protein technologies. At the heart of our continuous bioprocess is a proprietary microfungus capable of rapidly consuming different organic compounds, and that is extremely easy to recover via filtration. These features make the process simple and extremely cost efficient.
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