Mycorena, a pioneering mycoprotein producer, and Atria Sweden, a leading meat and food company in Northern Europe, today announced a strategic partnership to jointly develop and commercialize a new generation of sustainable and nutritious mycoprotein products such as sausages, hamburgers, and cold cuts.   

Mycorena is a Swedish foodtech company that has developed a proprietary fungal fermentation process to produce the mycoprotein ingredient Promyc, a nutritious protein source. Mycoprotein is a complete protein that contains all nine essential amino acids. It represents an environmentally friendly alternative to meat proteins. Mycorena aims to be the leading global supplier of sustainable mycelium-based products and technologies. 

Atria Sweden is a leading food company with well-known brands such as Lönneberga, Lithells, Ridderheims and Sibylla. It produces and sells sausages, hamburgers, cold cuts, delicatessen and meal solutions for retailers and the food service sector. A carbon-neutral food chain is Atria’s key goal and in its product development, Atria wants to contribute to a varied and climate-smart diet.  

Under the partnership, Mycorena will scale up production of its mycoprotein and supply it to Atria. Atria will utilize its strong innovation and product development capabilities to create new meat substitute and alternative protein products based on mycoprotein. The new products will complement Atria's product range and meet the fast-growing consumer demand for sustainable protein sources. The partnership aims to revolutionize the global mycoprotein supply in the coming years. 

“This partnership marks an important milestone for Mycorena” said Ramkumar Nair, CEO of Mycorena. “Atria’s expertise in product development and established customer base will help us accelerate the growth of the mycoprotein category in the European market.” 

Åsa Josell, Product Development & Innovation Director at Atria Sweden comments: 
"Mycoprotein is an exciting new Swedish raw material for our product development. The partnership means that we can be pioneers when it comes to offering alternative protein products that are both sustainable, tasty and provide good nutrition without allergens.” 

The cooperation agreement was signed in May at Mycorena's headquarters in Gothenburg. The terms of the agreement are not disclosed. 

For further information, please contact:  
Ebba Fröling, Chief Operating Officer, Mycorena, ebba@mycorena.com, +46 (0)70 380 90 49 
Malin Westling, Communications Manager, Atria Sweden, malin.westling@atria.com, +46 (0) 733 32 31 26 

About Mycorena  
Mycorena, founded in 2017, has quickly established itself as one of the fastest-growing companies in the food industry and is widely recognized as one of the leading FoodTech start-ups in Europe. The company is on a mission to revolutionize the food industry by developing innovative fungi technology to provide next-generation food ingredients. Their flagship product Promyc is a proprietary mycoprotein ingredient with exceptional qualities that set it apart from other protein sources. www.mycorena.com          

About Atria Sweden 
Atria is one of the leading meat and food companies in Northern Europe with well-known brands such as Lönneberga, Lithells, Ridderheims and Sibylla. Atria Sweden has approximately 810 employees, six production facilities and a turnover of 356 MEUR. Atria Sweden is part of Atria Group with around 3,700 employees in Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Estonia. In 2022 net sales were approximately EUR 1.7 billion. Atria Plc’s shares have been listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki since 1991. www.atria.com 

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