Former Growing Food CPH participant ready to feed the world with beer byproduct

Circular Food Technology (CFT) has invented a scaleable method to produce food products from mash, a byproduct from brewing beer.

CFT Founder, Emil Buhl Krøll

Last year, the startup participated in Spring Nordic’s foodtech accelerator programme Growing Food CPH and now – after developing their innovative method and lots of hard work – they are ready to go global.

Global issues

In an interview with business paper Børsen, CEO Aviaja Riemann-Andersen, explains that CFT expects to launch production in five countries within five years.

“We work within the global issues of a lack of ressources and calories. Our core product is flour which we isolate from the mash and which contains a very high amount of protein, 20-22 pct., as well as a low content of carbohydrates.”

Collaboration with universities

Mash is a playground for bacteria and therefore – as part of CFT’s participation in Growing Food CPH – they collaborated with high level food departments at Danish Technical University (DTU) and University of Copenhagen (KU) in order to control the process and ensure the highest possible quality.

Riemann-Andersen and the rest of CFT have invested in the company themselves and raised a further 2.5 mio. DKK from external investors. The mash flour will be available in health food shops in 500 g. bags at approx 40 DKK per bag.

Read the article about CFT in today’s Børsen (subscription article).


About Growing Food CPH

Growing Food CPH is a knowledge intensive accelerator for early stage food tech startups initiated jointly by startup investor and developer Spring Nordic, University of Copenhagen (KU) and Technical University of Denmark (DTU).

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