Food tech startup Enough recently inaugurated their mycoprotein facility, a supplier for the alternative protein market. The new factory will produce up to 60,000 tons of Enough's Abunda protein by 2027, which is equivalent to growing a cow's worth of protein every two minutes, explains the company.
Enough develops its mycoprotein by fermenting fungi using a technology that leverages renewable feedstocks, creating a unique zero-waste fermentation process for growing a complete food protein containing all essential amino acids also high in dietary fiber.
Circular Bio-based Europe Joint Undertaking (CBE JU), with its Plenitude project, supported the production plant's construction phase with €16.9M coming from European funds aimed at advancing competitive bio-based industries.
Nicoló Giacomuzzi-Moore, CBE JU's executive director, commented at the event: "Today's inauguration of Plenitude's plant demonstrates Europe's role in supporting bio-based innovations in the world. The Abunda mycoprotein produced in Plenitude's facility uses a zero-waste process to offer consumers a sustainable and affordable meat alternative while taking pressure off ecosystems and natural resources. The CBE JU support for this project has helped to reduce capital costs and boost the technological efficiency of the plant."
The new protein plant has 160,000 square feet and is strategically located alongside Cargill's Sas van Gent facility in the Netherlands. According to ENOUGH, the location and collaboration with Cargill will support the zero waste advantages and quality of Enough's protein Abunda.
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