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  • Writer's picturePhoebe Fraser

New Slovenian company sets out to produce cell-based meat

Ivo Boscarol, the founder and former CEO of ultra-light aircraft maker Pipistrel, has set up a new company in Ajdovščina, Slovenia, named Tech4Meat. 

 

Tech4Meat, founded in partnership with the Slovenia-based biotech firm CO BIK Institute, aims to explore the food-tech sector, producing cell-based meat. 

 

Katja Križman, CEO of Tech4Meat, said: “Our vision is to lead the way in sustainable meat production, offering consumers around the world a choice that is kind to our planet and its inhabitants”. 

 

Slovenian press agency STA reported that Tech4Meat expects its first cell-based meat products to hit the market in the next few years. The media firm quoted Boscoral, stating that when fully operational, Tech4Meat will have around 20,000 square metres of labs and production facilities. 

 

Researcher Marko Ušaj added: “At the moment growing cells is still quite an expensive process, so Tech4Meat will try to include locally produced ingredients such as legumes, plant food, plant products, fodder and even food waste into its development and production processes”. 


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