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 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.
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”.
First Investment from GU Ventures
Seed investment from GU Ventures allowed us to grow and expand our team and activities.
Start of Trials for Industrial Process
Collaborations with external partners allow for testing the fungi protein production process in large scale.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.