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Bite Sized Update! – Biorefinery project includes cellbased meat company Mosa Meat

An interesting approach from Mosa Meat, undoubtedly to address the cellbased industry’s scaleup problems.

“Biotechnology company 3F Bio is launching a project dubbed “Plenitude” along with nine other partners to build a large-scale, integrated biorefinery facility. The European Commission and Bio-based Industries Consortium partnership, Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU), awarded the project €17 million under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program. The facility will produce bioethanol and proteins for food from low-cost and sustainable feedstocks. Set to open in 2021 in Ghent, Belgium, it will have an initial annual output capacity of 16,000 metric tons (MT) and will increase the availability of sustainable, high-quality food protein.”

“The group of partners will help us gain commercial opportunities in our range of applications which include meat-free products, meat hybrids and potentially pet food. Dutch company Mosa Meat is well known for producing clean meat, so there is an interesting potential for us supporting clean meat commercialization. Additionally, the prospect of Lactips using our products for bio-plastics is exciting,” says Jim Laird, 3F Bio CEO.

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