Revolutionizing Protein Production

Who We Are

At Mycorena, we create products that will have a major impact in the global challenges of food production. We developed a proprietary process based on fungi biotechnology, to create vegan protein for food products in the most resource efficient way. We aim at enabling food industries to create quality vegan protein products while targeting problems of food loss at their own production chain.

Our mission is to drive industries across the globe towards sustainable circular economies. By creating value from resources that are usually wasted, we create an economic driving force that makes this possible. An industrial circular economy paves the way to solving a lot of problems related to industrial food loss, and create a better future for food.

Mycorena, leading fungi brand for food protein
Mycorena creating circular economy to become the leading cleantech brand for fungi based protein for food industry

Changing the Future, Today

Where are we heading?

Today, Mycorena is a fast-growing and expanding company. We envision being the world’s leading brand for fungi-based products made possible through biotechnology and circular economy.

We started our business operations in early 2018, expanding to our own lab by the end of that year and establishing first pilot scale facilities by 2019. Meanwhile, we’ve established partnerships with 4 global companies as testing and paying customers, as well as established development collaborations with a multitude of other stakeholders.

By 2020 we will reach a demo production capacity of 200 tons per year, which will be shipped to large food companies for product development, with a short track to market from there.

 

Mycorena, the Journey

2013
 

Research and Development Begins

Our technology starts with Ramkumar Nair’s PhD project. Projects ongoing here lead to a customization of the process and exploration of the concept of creating fungi-based protein from low-value resources.
mycorena fungi lab
Q4 2017
 

Mycorena AB is Founded

An idea becomes a living organism. Mycorena is born after the market potential of the idea has been verified. In the beginning of 2018, Mycorena gets full-speed into its road to the market.
Q4 2017
 

Launch of First Protein Product

The first protein product is released with applications in creating fish feed for aquaculture. The product later lead to “Promyc Aqua”.
Q2 2018
 

First Investment from GU Ventures

Seed investment from GU Ventures allowed us to grow and expand our team and activities.
mycorena fungi fermentation
Q4 2018
 

Start of Trials for Industrial Process

Collaborations with external partners allow for testing the fungi protein production process in large scale.
Q1 2019
 

Own Lab at Sahlgrenska Science Park

We formed our own lab unit at Sahlgrenska Science Park and integrated the GUV Incubator Program. Lab scale production enables initial tests with product users and further development of process is made.
mycorena promyc protein logo
Q2 2019
 

Promyc Release and Food Companies Start Testing

Promyc is released as a protein ingredient for food. Different companies express interesting in testing it for creating their own food products, becoming our prospective customers of today.
Mycorena mycoprotein fungi swedish food
Q4 2019
 

Promyc Tested by Chefs Worldwide

Promyc makes its way into dishes cooked by selected Chefs eager to try this new ingredient. Promyc is regarded as a suitable ingredient for food products in terms of taste and texture.
Q4 2019
 

Expansion to Pilot Facility

By end of 2019, Mycorena has expanded into a larger facility with capacity of up to 500L bioreactor volumes. This enables shipping of product development samples for several industrial partners.
Q2 2020 (exp.)
 

Construction of Own Demo Plant in Sweden

Our demo plant in Bäckhammar is under construction and expected to startup halfway through 2020. The facility will host a production capacity of up to 200 tons of mycoprotein per year. To be shipped and sold to companies for industrial-stage developments.
2022 (exp.)
 

First Commercial Scale Production

We are expecting to be fully operating in the market by 2022. This is expected to occur in association with large food companies that will own the first Promyc product in the market.

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