Kern Tec GmbH
Number of employees: 14
Main focus areas/active in:
- Bio-based Materials
- Enzyme Technologies & Bioprocesses
- Feedstock / Biomass
- Food / Nutrition / Ingredients
- Personal Care (e.g. cosmetics)
- Plant-based Food
- Production Processes /Manufacturing
- Waste Management / Recycling
Which input provides your business model/core technology towards a bio-based economy?
In order to produce these new ingredients there were two technologies needed. One was to enable a new process, to win the inner nut out of the stones. Since all of these nuts contain a toxic called cyanide, technology two was needed in order to reduce that cyanide. Through that, the fields of applications got wide and it can be used everywhere nuts are needed.
Which market/clients do you address and which short-/long-term goals do you have?
Since upcycling got a big topic over the years, we provide our products in the cosmetic and food industry. Our customers come from various branches where ingredients such as oils, protein, fibre and also taste is needed. Through our innovative resource together with the intern co-development, we already launched unique products such as oils, snacks, chocolate spreads, or aroma additives.
What makes your approach unique compared to other stakeholders in this field?
Our technology is patented and for that reason the process will stay unique as it is. But the most important thing are the products which result out of them since these are the ones which are paid for. The big two things end products benefit from our materials are on the one hand taste, and the marketing story behind it. Why not using an upcycled nut instead of a regular one.
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