Following the close of $120 million in Series B funding, Remilk, a food-tech innovator, announced it will build the world's largest full-scale precision fermentation facility on more than 750,000 square feet of newly acquired land within The Symbiosis project, a pioneering sustainable industrial ecosystem in Kalundborg, Denmark.
This milestone demonstrates Remilk's continued leadership in the rapidly developing category by offering consumers animal-free dairy products identical to their traditional counterparts but free of lactose, cholesterol, and hormones, thus severing the dairy supply chain's reliance on animals.
"Remilk is committed to reinventing our dairy industry in a kind, sustainable way. Eliminating the need for animals in our food system is the only way to supply our world's growing demand without destroying it in the process," said Aviv Wolff, CEO and founder of Remilk. "We intend to massively scale up our production capabilities to make nutritious, delicious, and affordable dairy that will send cows into early retirement."
Kalundborg's Symbiosis project is a pioneering industrial ecosystem with transformational economic and environmental results. Within the network, byproducts of one company become resources for another. Symbiosis is a collaborative effort involving more than a dozen visionary public and private companies including industry giants such as Novozymes, Novo Nordisk and Chr. Hansen. At the new facility, Remilk will produce non-animal dairy protein for use in products like cheese, yogurt, and ice cream, in volumes equivalent to that produced by 50,000 cows each year.
"We are not just dreaming big, we are acting upon our promise to dramatically reduce the food industry's devastating impact on our planet," said Wolff. "Ending animals' historic role as providers of food for humankind is one of the most powerful measures we can take to reduce our impact on this planet."
Remilk pioneered a yeast-based fermentation process that produces non-animal milk proteins for use in dairy products traditionally made with cow-derived milk proteins. Remilk's protein enables the production of products that are indistinguishable in taste and function from traditional dairy.
Remilk is a global leader in the development of animal-free dairy. The company was founded by Aviv Wolff, an entrepreneur behind several business and social initiatives, and Ori Cohavi, PhD in Biochemistry, who has worked in R&D at a variety of biotech firms. They founded Remilk driven by a shared dedication to improving life on earth by learning from nature, while preserving it. Remilk produces dairy-identical milk proteins through precision fermentation and has developed a unique and patented approach to scalable manufacturing which dramatically increases efficiency in production, and, for the first time in history, eliminates the need for dairy cows in industrial-scale dairy production, without compromising on taste, functionality, or nutritional values. Remilk is real dairy, no cows.