Start-up Profile

Founded: 2020

Country: Finland

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.

Website: www.eniferbio.fi

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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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Joosu Kuivanen

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