- Raw Materials, Ingredients, & Inputs
- Bioprocess design
- Ingredient optimization
Plant-based food manufacturers often struggle with batch-to-batch ingredient inconsistency and variability between suppliers. Better analytical tools for predicting plant-based ingredient performance could improve manufacturing efficiency and create more transparent ingredient markets. Tools are needed to predict how ingredients will perform in final product applications like plant-based meat and dairy and under various processing methods. A company could commercialize the tools themselves (in the form of assay kits or analytical equipment) or provide ingredient characterization as a service.
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Many alternative protein companies use similar inputs, but individually lack the purchasing power to negotiate favorable contract terms. A pooled procurement/group purchasing mechanism for ingredients, inputs (growth factors, media, etc.),…
Connecting the buyers and sellers of the ingredients, inputs, and services needed to produce alternative proteins.
Open-access product formulation specifications could provide clear metrics and objectives for product developers on attributes like taste, price, nutrition, and ingredient ratios.
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