Melt&Marble expands with new state-of-the-art HQ, hits scalability milestones and eyes US for 2025 market launch

March 13, 2024 - 3 min read

Melt&Marble expands with new state-of-the-art HQ, hits scalability milestones and eyes US for 2025 market launch
  • Melt&Marble announces move to a new Gothenburg HQ, featuring pilot-scale bioreactor and food application facilities
  • Company to spearhead production of precision-fermented meat-like fats beyond m3 scale
  • Melt&Marble also secures scale-up partnership to take it to commercial-scale production

Gothenburg, 13 March 2024Melt&Marble, a pioneering Swedish precision fermentation company, has announced its move to a new headquarters in Gothenburg, featuring precision fermentation innovation facilities, including state-of-the-art molecular biology and microbiology labs, bioreactors up to pilot scale, and a food application test kitchen. The facilities will accelerate development of Melt&Marble’s designer fat ingredients, marking an important milestone for the company’s commercialization of more sustainable, delicious, and healthy fats.

Melt&Marble has now successfully scaled up the production process for its first product, a solid fat designed to replicate the properties of animal-derived fats for use in alternative meat products, to cubic meter bioreactor scale. This is a critical achievement on the path to commercial-scale production, and the company is now in the process of scaling further to tens of cubic meters.

‘’We are excited about the achievements to date’’, says Anastasia Krivoruchko, co-founder & CEO, ‘’In the last months, we constantly improved key performance indicators related to rate, titre and yield, successfully achieving metrics relevant for commercial-scale and demonstrating the scalability of our process.” Anastasia added.

Furthering its path to market, the company has secured a partnership to bring them to commercial scale, allowing production of hundreds of kilograms of fat per batch in the coming months, with further expansion potential to tonnes per batch in 2025, when the company is eyeing a launch in the US market.

Chief Business Officer, Thomas Cresswell commented: ‘’We see a great deal of interest from industry players in our technology both in Europe and in the US, because it allows us to tune the composition and properties of our fats and create animal-free ingredients that are both delicious and sustainable. Palatability remains a challenge in the animal-free food space and our fats are an extremely effective way to address that by replicating the taste experience consumers crave. The recent milestones position us on the path to accelerate toward commercialization in the coming months and we are eyeing a market entry in the US as soon as early 2025. Our new facilities will allow us to test applications and produce samples in-house while our manufacturing partnership paves a clear path to market.’’

Melt&Marble’s pioneering technology enables precise control of its fats’ composition and properties, allowing it to create designer fats from the ground up. This means dictating the types of fatty acids as well as how these fatty acids assemble on to a glycerol backbone to form specific triglycerides. Beyond the food industry, Melt&Marble is exploring applications in other industries, including personal care, where demand for new sources of sustainable specialty fats has been increasing in recent years, driven by consumer demand.

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About Melt&Marble

Melt&Marble is a pioneering company dedicated to enabling the transition towards a more sustainable future by revolutionizing the production of fats. Harnessing their expertise in microbial engineering and precision fermentation, Melt&Marble’s technology allows the production of any fat from simple feedstocks, without relying on unsustainable animal and plant sources. This technology allows Melt&Marble to deliver innovative, tailor-made fat solutions with improved sustainability, functionality, and health profile to different industries.

At the core of their technology lies precision fermentation, where yeast metabolism is rewired to convert sugars into specific fats, allowing for the replication of existing fats and the creation of new ones with tailored properties. This revolutionary process is underpinned by an extensive technology platform that has been developed using research spanning over a decade and a robust IP portfolio.

Melt&Marble’s initial products are designed to deliver improved functionality and sustainability profile for the alternative protein and personal care sectors.

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