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eniferBio wins Nutreco Feed & Food Tech Challenge 2020

The Finnish startup, that produces sustainable single-cell protein for aquaculture by bringing the Pekilo process back to the 21st century, won a validation trial worth €50,000.

September 23, 2020

eniferBio wins Nutreco Feed & Food Tech Challenge (NFTC2020). This Finnish startup works to create a better future using fewer natural resources by revolutionizing an existing single-cell protein technology to produce raw materials for aquaculture.

In second place is Poultrix from Israel, which provides a digital solution to help poultry integrators manage its farming operations in a more efficient, sustainable and responsible way. Coming in at third place is Bond Pet Foods that applies an innovative marketing and technology approach towards pet food.

First held in 2017, the event acknowledges the best breakthrough innovations in livestock farming, aquaculture and, for the first time this year, alternative food proteins. Fifteen finalists were selected from over 110 submissions by startups from across the globe. The jury of the event consisted of Nutreco and external experts, including AquaSpark’s Mike Velings, Mathieu Castex of Lallemand Animal Nutrition and David Welch of The Good Food Institute. The winner wins a validation trial worth €50,000, the second-place winner receives €10,000 and third place receives €5,000.

“I’d like to congratulate eniferBio on their exciting technology solution and on winning the NFTC2020. Their innovation addresses raw material sustainability, one of the key challenges the aquaculture industry is facing. I look forward to working with them to validate their technology and explore further collaboration,” said Alex Obach, Aquaculture NFTC2020 juror and Skretting’s head of R&D.

Fumi Ingredients is the winner of the audience award for the NFTC2020 Best Pitch and wins €5,000.

The next edition of the Nutreco Feed & Food Tech Challenge will take place in 2022.