Fazer and Solar Foods to develop novel protein ingredient

Fazer and Solar Foods to develop novel protein ingredient
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Fazer Group has teamed up with Finnish food-tech start-up, Solar Foods, to develop the latter’s novel protein ingredient Solein.

Solein is a carbon neutral protein which can be produced completely independently from soil, negative land use impacts, weather and climate.

“The partnership with Solar Foods is a great example of sustainable innovation, supporting Fazer in reaching our sustainability core goal of 50% less emissions by 2030,” says CEO Christoph Vitzthum.

Fazer will undertake research on the ingredient and its applicability into different food applications.

Solein is under rigorous testing to ensure food safety and it is subject to novel food permission by the European Food Safety Authority.