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.
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.
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).
- See interview with Circular Food Technology Founder Emil Krøll about “Being part of Growing Food”.
- Read more about Circular Food Technology www.circularfoodtechnology.com
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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