Out of 552, the Global Startup Heat Map highlights 5 Top Decarbonization Solutions impacting the Food Industry
Biocode facilitates Carbon Accounting
Founding Year: 2017
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Partner for: Carbon Footprint Estimation, Emission Tracking
Biocode is a Finnish startup that develops an online service for tracking, improving, and communicating the climate impact of food products. The startup’s solution allows food manufacturers to obtain an up-to-date, reliable, and data-level understanding of their product’s carbon footprint from raw material production to the store shelves. The platform first collects the primary-level carbon footprint data from the suppliers and partners. The system then analyzes the climate impact of different stages of the product’s lifecycle to identify emission hotspots and target efforts to reduce the product’s carbon emissions. This information is also applicable for new products under development to monitor and influence the long-term climate performance of the product. The solution, thereby, aids the continuous tracking of carbon footprint, allowing manufacturers to achieve emission standards.
Wildtype provides Low Impact Seafood
Founding Year: 2016
Location: San Francisco, USA
Partner for: Cultured Seafood, Cruelty-Free Salmon
US-based startup Wildtype uses cellular agriculture methods for the production of sushi-grade salmon. The startup’s proprietary cultivation system provides the right temperature, pH, nutrients, and other conditions that enable cells to grow and mature as they would in the wild. The cells from these cultivators are seeded into plant-based structures to produce cuts of salmon without energy-intensive processes like conventional farming and fishing. In addition to reducing the carbon footprint of salmon products, Wildtype’s salmon is free of metal toxins, antibiotics, microplastics, and parasites. This allows customers to enjoy delicious seafood while offering the ocean a chance to recover.
biftek advances Low Carbon Meat Production
Founding Year: 2018
Location: Newark, USA
Partner for: Animal-Free Meat, Growth Medium Supplements
biftek is a US-based startup that produces growth medium supplements to grow muscle stem cells. Unlike conventional fetal-bovine serum (FBS), the startup’s supplement is microorganism-based and natural, while being cost-effective. This, in turn, allows food companies to manufacture real meat without any genetic modifications or antibiotics and disease. biftek’s clean meat technology also avoids the need for animal farming and slaughterhouses, which minimizes the utilization of water and land as well as cuts down greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In this way, the startup makes low-carbon meat products affordable and healthy.
Wavy Wonders produces Low Carbon Snacks
Founding Year: 2020
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Partner for: Snacks, Food Supplements
Danish startup Wavy Wonders produces seaweed-based snacks that are both nutritious and eco-friendly. The startup uses sustainably sourced seaweed and combines it with seeds like chia, flax, sesame, and quinoa to create snacks in three flavors. Seawood also has the ability to sequester carbon, reverse ocean acidification, and grow with no added fertilizer. The carbon capture ability of seaweed reduces the overall carbon footprint of the snack as well. This results in an environmentally friendly snack that is rich in protein, fiber, omega-3, and iodine.
Vertical Future offers Vertical Farms
Founding Year: 2016
Location: London, UK
Partner for: Vertical Farming
UK-based startup Vertical Future develops vertical farming technologies that enable growers, retailers, and food brands to grow produce using sustainable processes. The startup’s Advanced Growing System (AGS) facilitates effective space utilization and includes a dual irrigation system that reduces resource utilization. The Advanced LED Grow Lighting Solution uses LED arrays to vary the light spectrum and intensity according to crop types and optimize plant growth. This also reduces the usage of electricity in vertical farming setups. In addition, the startup provides a software platform, Diana, that enables cloud-based control of farms, automation through product parameters, and real-time oversight on maintenance and production. These technologies, in turn, enhance farming efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.
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