Iraeli firm NextFerm Technologies – one of a flurry of players developing new protein sources from microbes - is gearing up for the 2022 commercial launch of ProteVin, a vegan, non-GMO, yeast-based protein, following successful testing at pilot scale at facilities in the US. (Pic credit: NextFerm Technologies.)
Samples of ProteVin produced at pilot scale were analyzed by independent laboratories, an internal team of taste testers and a potential customer, and found to match the qualities of the lab-scale product, says co-founder and CEO Boaz Noy.
“I’ve spent 20 years in food tech, but I feel like this is the first time I’ve been at the center of the biggest trend, which is alternative protein. ProteVin is vegan, but has animal-like nutritional value, but also comes with a neutral taste and flavor, which is one of the most important factors for food companies.”