DENMARK – Israeli dairy start-up Remilk has announced plans to head to Denmark to build the world’s largest Precision Fermented Milk Production Facility.
The facility will be a Spanning 750,000 square feet and is located in Kalundborg, Denmark. The location offers the Israeli start-up a ‘strategic advantage’ and a ‘powerful approach’ to industrial sustainability.
“Remilk has already started high-volume production in several locations around the world. The Danish facility will be our first fully-owned facility and the largest of its kind in the world,” Remilk CEO Aviv Wolff explained.
In response to the announcement, Anne Hougaard Jensen, director of Invest in Denmark at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said that Remilk will bring important knowledge to Denmark in terms of research and development with food ingredients and dairy products.
”I am convinced that the opening of Remilk’s production facility in Denmark will be an important step towards an even more sustainable future for the food and dairy industry,” She added.
Remilk is focusing on precision fermentation technology where microorganisms are programmed to produce proteins, to ‘reinvent’ the category.
The technology will result in the production of products that are ‘indistinguishable’ in taste and function from traditional dairy, especially the yeast-based fermentation process that produces non-animal milk proteins for use in dairy products.
Remilk CEO Aviv Wolff further revealed that they are planning to produce both casein and whey milk protein.
Following that, the company is looking to produce beta-lactoglobulin, which is the major whey protein of cow and sheep’s milk, as well as casein proteins alpha 1, alpha 2, beta, and kappa.
Other Milk protein on the company’s radar is alpha-lactalbumin which is the main serum protein of human milk and is also present in cow’s milk.
Alpha-lactalbumin is a natural whey protein containing a naturally high content of all essential and branched-chain amino acids (BCAA), making it a unique protein source.
“The way we see it, rethinking dairy means reinventing the way dairy is crafted – building end products from the bottom up,” said Wolff.
Although we can’t disclose the detailed behind-the-scenes specs of the way we use our proteins to craft finished products, we will say there are new ways to utilize proteins, with indistinguishable end results.”
Remilk is open to partnerships and is focusing on Business to Business(B2B) market to commercialize its products.
While no such business is currently located at Symbiosis, Wolff suggested Remilk’s engagement with other parties at the site will focus on the ‘efficient’ and ‘sustainable production process of the protein itself.
Additionally, the startup company is globalizing its market but is particularly focused on the US market with regard to CPG partnerships and consumer product availability at this time.
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