Austrian food-tech startup Revo Foods is launching a 3D printed vegan salmon filet in REWE supermarket. The mycoprotein-based filet becomes the world´s first 3D printed food that is available in supermarkets, an important milestone for 3D food printing technology. What does that mean for the future of 3D Food Printing? That the technology is now ready to scale to industrial volumes, and many more 3D printed foods can be expected in the near future.

The urgent need for sustainable seafood

With up to 60% of global fish stocks being overfished, there is a severe risk of a collapsing ocean ecosystem. The fishing industry is also the main reason for plastic pollution in the oceans. A collapse of marine biodiversity would be irreversible, and catastrophic for the estimated 3 billion people around the world who depend on the oceans for food and income.

Despite dramatic losses of coral reefs and increasing levels of toxins and micro plastic contaminating fish, consumer demand for seafood has paradoxically skyrocketed in recent decades. One promising solution to provide consumers with sustainable alternatives that do not contribute to overfishing is vegan seafood. The key to success of these products lies in recreating an authentic taste that appeals to flexitarians.

Revo Foods introduces “THE FILET – Inspired by Salmon”, made with Mycoprotein.
This September, Revo Foods introduces “THE FILET – Inspired by Salmon”, which marks a milestone for being the first 3D printed vegan seafood – and the first 3D printed product in general – to hit supermarket shelves. The main ingredient is Promyc, a mycoprotein ingredient developed by Mycorena using filamentous fungi, which has excellent nutritional values and a natural meat-like texture.

The mycoprotein ingredient Promyc, is supplied by Swedish startup Mycorena. Promyc mycoprotein base was engineered by Mycorena’s food scientist to specially suit the application for 3D printing purposes, which is the first of its kind application for mycoprotein. This development was supported with 1.5 Million EUR of European funding through Eurostars 3 programme with co-funding from the European Union's Horizon Europe research and innovation programme.

Promyc contributes the majority of the protein to the Revo fillet, it includes all essential amino acids, healthy fibers composed of beta-glucans as well as B-vitamins and important minerals such as Zinc and Calcium. THE FILET also has a Nutriscore rating of “A”, due to high protein-, and Omega-3-content.

With the nutritional concerns of replacing fish fully covered by THE FILET, the real importance of Promyc comes from its outstanding mouthfeel and taste profile. The fibers naturally formed by Mycorena’s fungi mycelium are crucial to imitate the mouthfeel and eating experience of a piece of salmon and contribute to a structure unlike any other seen in the market today.

"The collaboration between Revo and Mycorena allowed the adaptation of the Promyc production process to achieve required characteristics fitting Revo’s 3D-MassFormer™ technology as well as any other 3D printing application. With this, Mycorena’s mycoprotein products are fully fitted to an emerging manufacturing technology that we believe will play a key role in the future of food’’ – Paulo Teixeira, Chief Innovation Officer Mycorena

THE FILET is the first product produced with Revo Foods patented MassFormerTM technology using Promyc Mycoprotein

A new extrusion technology revealed by Revo Foods allows the seamless integration of fats into a fibrous protein matrix - leading to a new generation of authentic seafood alternatives, with the typical “flakiness” and juicy fibers of fish filets. Utilizing their patent-pending 3D-MassFormer™ technology, Revo Foods has developed the first-ever continuous production process capable of mass-producing 3D-printed food.

“With the milestone of industrial-scale 3D food printing, we are entering a creative food revolution, an era where food is being crafted exactly according to the customer needs. We are not just creating a vegan alternative; we are shaping the future of food itself” - Robin Simsa, CEO of Revo Foods

This new process is a gamechanger for meat alternatives, making it possible to create a new category of authentic products such as vegan steaks and filets.

The initial launch partner for THE FILET on September 14th is REWE/BILLA, one of the biggest European retailers. Customers across Europe can also order THE FILET at Revo Foods online shop from October 1stat www.shop-revo-foods.com

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.

About Revo Foods
Revo Foods is a Vienna-based startup founded in 2020 that is pioneering large-volume 3D Food Printing technology for the production of meat alternatives. First products of the company are already available in major retailers across Europe, and the startup became market leader for fish alternatives in Austria in 2022. The startup has 2 patents on a new technology for continuous 3D printing of proteins, and has been funded with 7 Mill EUR to date. The diverse team of 40 international scientists and engineers works towards the mission to prevent overfishing, by offering next-level seafood alternatives that get consumers excited about sustainable alternatives.

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