Animal funds

Enough completes construction of non-animal protein production facility

Located next to the Cargill facility in Sas van Gent in the Netherlands, the 15,000 m2 site will have an initial production capacity of 10,000 tons of mycoproteins by mushroom fermentation per year from the fourth quarter of 2022.

Its location and collaboration with Cargill provides the facility with an efficient power source, helping to drive zero waste on site.

A sufficient new site was expected to reach 60,000 tonnes of capacity by 2027, which is equivalent to the protein production of one cow every two minutes. To achieve these goals, the new facility was supported by the Bio Based Europe Joint Undertaking CBE JU circular with the receipt of €16.9 million in EU funding under the Plénitude project, which involves partners from the entire value chain.

Market needs

Jim Laird, Managing Director of Enough, said: “Enough’s goal is to increase capacity for sustainable sources of non-animal protein based on market needs.

There are many predictions regarding the potential growth rate of the market and currently the constraint to growth is a supply chain challenge of delivering high quality protein sources at scale that can make delicious food.

Fairly describes its process as easily scalable to use any locally grown feedstock and the company’s medium-term goal is to grow over one million tonnes cumulatively by 2032.

Growth projections

To do this would require more than 300,000 tons of annual capacity, which would require a minimum of 3 locations, close to raw materials and consumers.

Nicoló Giacomuzzi-Moore, Executive Director of CBE JU added: “CBE JU’s support for this project has reduced investment costs and increased the plant’s technological efficiency.

“I would like to congratulate Enough and the project partners on this important milestone and thank them for their contribution to the local economy and to EU climate goals. We look forward to continuing to support the consortium in this key endeavour. »