Onego Bio’s team developed a safe, sustainable and cost-effective cellular agriculture method for producing ovalbumin, the most abundant egg white protein. This biotech process, based on harnessing the microflora Trichoderma reesei for protein production, with the help of water, sugar and certain minerals, can provide significant environmental improvements to egg white production. The team believes the chosen technology is superior because of its efficiency and productivity.
Think of like making beer, where a microorganism is fed sugar to make alcohol.
The young startup will focus on building its pilot production in Finland during the coming years and acquiring the necessary commercial approvals for its first product, animal-free bioalbumen powder. Then, the company wants to take the product global.
Onego Bio aims to market the product as a food ingredient for the bakery and confectionary industry, as well as a protein supplement for fitness products and later enter the consumer market with its own branded products for baking and cooking.