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14th May 2024  Content supplied by: Nosh.bio

Nosh.bio to Produce Thousands of Tons of Mycelium Protein Annually


  • Nosh.bio confirms capacity to produce thousands of tons of mycelium protein per year at new Dresden plant
  • Production to reach forecasted capacity in 4-5 months
  • Production capacity on track thanks to conversion of breweries and catapults Nosh into the ranks of the largest mycelium producers in the world
  • LCA findings confirm a 90.4% reduction in CO2 and 99% in land and water usage compared to conventional beef

Nosh.bio has announced it will reach a mycelium protein production capacity of thousands of tons per year at its new German plant.

The latest breakthrough results from a series of production tests Nosh ran at its plant near Dresden, a shut-down brewery - successfully repurposed to overcome scalability bottlenecks that plague many alternative protein companies. The results indicated that the company should soon be capable of producing thousands of tons of mycelium protein per year, with the first production run anticipated in 4-5 months.

Having already identified suitable designs for fermentation and downstream equipment that can be used to create muscle-like structures in its biomass without the need for extrusion or additives, Nosh.bio is in the process of validating the technology and tweaking it to achieve even higher process yields.

Nosh has also announced the results of a Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) conducted by ClimatePoint, confirming that its solutions offer meat-free alternatives with a truly clean label and a great reduction in both carbon output and resource consumption.

  • CO2 emissions: Currently, 9.19kg per kg of protein compared to 99.11kg per kg of conventional beef (a 90.7% reduction). Each kg of mycelium protein avoids the production of 89.92kg of CO2. Future pivoting of Nosh.bio’s facilities to green energy will further reduce CO2 production by 80%.
  • Water usage: 194 litres per kilo compared to 15,415 litres per kg of conventional meat (a 98.7% reduction).
  • Land usage: 1.83 m2 per kg compared to 326.21 m2 with conventional beef (a 99.4% reduction).

Felipe Lino, co-founder and CTO of Nosh. bio, said: “The results of this study demonstrate that we can successfully produce food for people that minimises pollution and conserves vital resources. As our global population expands and environmental concerns escalate, prioritising sustainability in food production is paramount.”

To further reduce the emissions of its production, Nosh.bio aims to transition to renewable energy sources and improve energy efficiency in manufacturing and logistics, measures that will reduce existing CO2 emissions by 80%. Additionally, the company plans to reduce its water consumption through sustainable water management.

Nosh.bio CEO and co-founder Tim Fronzek said: “We take great pride in our team's dedication, which has enabled us to reach this point. However, we recognise that there’s always room for improvement, and as we begin batch production in coming months, we look forward to incorporating the findings of the LCA into our future work. Sustainability lies at the heart of our mission, and we remain committed to continuous improvement whenever opportunities arise.”

Nosh.bio uses fermentation to produce sustainable and scalable proteins.

Although the LCA examined Nosh.bio proteins in the alternative meat space, the fermentation process can be tailored to produce ingredients for a range of other applications, including seafood, confectionery, sauces, and wellness.

Nosh.bio operates from a former brewery, an approach that accelerates its route to market, improves its sustainability, and lowers its operating costs.

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Date Published: 14th May 2024

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