3FBio was awarded winner Most Novel Process Technology for their zero-waste process to produce mycoprotein – making the most sustainable protein by “making more with less”. Using the naturally advantaged processes of biotechnology, 3F BIO’s innovation uses a zero-waste process to produce the market-proven ingredient mycoprotein, with transformative feed conversion resource efficiency. 3F BIO’s purpose is to tackle the issues of feeding a growing global population and the unsustainable impacts of traditional protein farming. By harnessing the protein producing power and feed efficiency of small organisms, 3F produce the most economically and environmentally sustainable high-quality.
Anne Wagner, R&D Director at Tereos Starch & Sweeteners said, “The judges felt that 3FBio’s product represents a key innovation, and significant market opportunity. As the demand for alternative protein products increases, the opportunity for sustainably produced new proteins grows”. The judges were very impressed with supporting data and level of detail provided by 3fBio. They felt, “Mycoprotein is a highly functional protein with very well documented properties. It is a novel and very relevant raw material for protein production.”
Jim Laird, CEO of 3FBio said, “As the demand for protein products increases and the need for sustainably produced new proteins grows, we are confident that we can contribute to a more sustainable world with this innovation. Winning the award is also great recognition to the 3F BIO team”.