Nourish Ingredients expands to Singapore, partners with ScaleUp Bio
Food-tech company Nourish Ingredients has announced its strategic expansion into Singapore to scale-up its potent fat production.
Nourish Ingredients will operate from Nurasa’s Food Tech Innovation Centre (FTIC) in Singapore. Temasek-owned Nurasa’s flagship pilot and development facility will provide both companies with access to shared labs and key pilot-scale equipment.
Founded in Australia, Nourish Ingredients uses deep technology to recreate natural animalic fats without the animal. The company focuses on the most potent molecules found in nature, with its fats providing the authentic taste, smell and cooking experience consumers expect, without the cost or chemicals.
The company’s focus on the precision fermentation process is designed to be scalable and affordable as a result of the relatively low volumes required, enabling it to work with the “world’s largest” food manufacturers.
Through a collaboration with Nurasa’s joint venture company ScaleUp Bio, Nourish Ingredients has begun to establish a regional footprint to scale its product and more easily work with regulatory body the Singapore Food Authority ahead of public release.
ScaleUp Bio is the first in Singapore and one of the first in Asia to offer end-to-end contract development and manufacturing organisation services for food-tech companies in process optimisation and scale-up. The partnership will support 10,000 litre batches of fermentation capacity as well as 100 litres of thermal processing, to successfully scale production of speciality fats and unlock flavour for the next generation of plant-based proteins.
James Petrie, co-founder and CEO of Nourish Ingredients, said: “Nourish Ingredients combines breakthrough science with a focus on the most potent fat molecules found in nature to transform the plant-based proteins market. Without the right fats, alternative proteins just don’t have what it takes to deliver on the one thing that consumers want, which is authentic taste. Nourish Ingredients fats are key to making alternative proteins taste incredible and is the missing piece for the plant protein industry.”
Francisco Codoner, CEO of ScaleUp Bio, commented: “Our partnership with Nourish Ingredients will not only accelerate the production of speciality fats but also help create sustainable food products that excite consumers. ScaleUp Bio empowers global food-tech companies like Nourish Ingredients to access state-of-the art laboratory facilities and industry expertise on their lab-to-market scale-up journey, enabling these firms to empower the next food revolution.”
Anna El Tahchy, CTO and founder director of Nourish Ingredients, added: “Singapore’s highly enabling ecosystem – from regulatory and legal support to production capabilities – and commitment to innovation and sustainability makes it an ideal hub for showcasing our groundbreaking natural fats to investors and customers in the Asia Pacific region. We know that if we can improve the taste of alternative proteins, Nourish Ingredients can spur the category’s mainstream consumer adoption for greater food security in Singapore.”