Clean Food Group and Alianza Team collaborate to scale food-safe oil substitute
The lab grown cellular-based alternative could help reduce the detrimental environmental impact of a range of palm-based ingredients. Image: Laurie Lapworth, University of Bath
UK-based bio-tech business Clean Food Group has announced a new investment and strategic collaboration with Alianza Team, a Latin American food production and lipid-based technology expert in the world of lipids, nutrition and frozen bakery.
The long-term collaborative agreement is designed to accelerate Clean Food Group’s pathway to commercialisation and will combine Clean Food Group’s expertise in the production of microbial oils with Alianza Team’s 75 year’s experience and expertise in developing functional, value-add oils and fats products for food manufacturers.
Together, both said they will develop, and bring to market, products which meet the industry’s need for sustainable, functional and cost competitive oils and fats to replace commonly used and agriculturally intensive food ingredients.
If successful, the capital raised from this funding will enable Clean Food Group to accelerate the scale up of its technology platform while advancing critical regulatory and commercial pathways.
Clean Food Group’s technology platform is the result of eight years of research led by Professor Chris Chuck, technical lead at Clean Food Group. The proprietary technology platform uses proven, scalable yeast strains and fermentation technology and uses food waste as its food source, to deliver sustainable alternatives to traditional oil and fat ingredients.
Clean Food Group co-founder and CEO Alex Neves says the strategic collaboration with Alianza Team will drive forward its commercialisation strategy and “support the objective to bring sustainable oils and fats on to the market, at commercial scale, within the next three years.
Luis Botero, president and CEO at Alianza Team says the Latin American expert is committed to creating a new future of healthy and sustainable food choices for customers.
“We are excited to be investing in and collaborating with Clean Food Group, an organisation where we believe our shared core values of innovation and sustainability will deliver healthier, more nutritional foods to improve our food systems for future generations,” Botero adds.