June 17, 2022 — SeaSpire, an Indian alternative seafood startup, today revealed its clean label whole-cut snapper alternative made using only seven clean label plant-based ingredients using its proprietary bioprinting platform. The company claims to be first of its kind to produce bioprinted whole-cut whitefish products in the APAC region, a region lagging in both product and processing innovations in the alternative seafood segment.
SeaSpire is a foodtech company that produces whole cuts of seafood alternatives, starting with whole cut snapper analogs. The company was founded to help address the current challenges in whole-cut production and scalability of 3D printing with its technology platform that is capable of structuring both plant and synthetic biomass such as cultivated meat into whole-muscle through AI-controlled precision and improving production scale by increasing throughput from current scale of 3D printing.
The company is establishing an operational base in India to cater to the APAC region. The plant-based meat consumer adoption in the Indian-subcontinent is on its rise and the company is optimistic that this region will also experience similar growth in demand across the alternative
Seafood category in the coming years. They have their R&D base in New Zealand where they conduct technology development within New Zealand’s sound innovation ecosystem. With a rich heritage in food tech and animal proteins and strong Oceania brand story as a legacy protein producer working towards a sustainable protein transition.
Over the coming months the company will pilot-launch its first set of plant-based seafood offerings in India and New Zealand starting with a plant-based whole-cut snapper filets and focus on building an alternative-seafood brand in the emerging APAC markets including Singapore and Australasia.
“-- We see greenfield opportunities when it comes to alt-seafoods in the largest seafood consuming regions like India and south-east Asia. Weaim to drive category growth in this region with a range of healthy and delectable alt-seafood starting with our whole-muscle whitefish fillets', says co-founder Shantanu Dhangar.
SeaSpire focuses on technologies that can displace the inefficiencies with seafood production with a strong emphasis on the global food supply towards a circular economy. The company is investigating potential of upcycled horticultural side streams to develop feedstock for their alternative seafood wholecuts.
“--We need smart proteins and even a smarter production infrastructure to address sustainable food transition for future generations. Reducing supply chain stress, ingredient innovations and upcycling feedstock are supporting pillars for our success at SeaSpire”, says co-founder Varun Gadodia.
The company will be showcasing its products at Tomorrow’s Protein Summit - by XPRIZE Foundation later this year and is aiming for its plant-based whitefish wholecuts market launch in early 2023.
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