Tudela will house the world’s first plant-based food bioprinting plant on an industrial scale

Foodies and Cooks announced the signing of an alliance that will combine them into two companies for the development, industrialization and commercialization of plant-based products. Very avant-garde on the international stage. Both companies from Navarra have signed an agreement for the industrialization and commercialization of plant-based products from 3D bioprinting.

It was implemented at Foodys facilities in Tudela last March First in a series of 3D bioprinters Developed by Cocuus for the industrial production of meat and fish analogues. The state-of-the-art facility will have all quality assurance by 2023 and will be the world’s first plant-based food bioprinting plant on an industrial scale.

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It is the first indication that 100% vegetable bacon is produced and its sales are expected to reach the national market Before summer By the hand of Foodys Cocuus. It will be served in 120g refrigerated trays. At a very „competitive” price. A great product with very little fat, gluten or soy and with all the taste and texture of its analogues. Also, after this release, they produce plant-based shrimp, salmon, octopus, foie gras or tuna.

„This is the first in a line of products clearly superior to anything known of its kind up to now. This industrial printer is unique in the world and will allow the production 1,000 tons of 100% vegetable bacon per year. With plant-based animal protein analogues we can produce more sustainable and nutritious food,” explains Gonzalo Agorata, CEO of Foodies.

„Without a doubt, we are facing a technology that will forever change the way the world produces healthy, delicious and sustainable food. It wants to revolutionize food science Through disruptive solutions to the industry”, says Patxi Larumbe, founder and CEO of Cocuus.

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We are conscious food

The technology developed by Cocuus and its production, now commercialized and marketed by Foodys, will revolutionize the way we eat in the future.

„10 billion people don’t have cows”They assure us. „If we could build production plants with bioreactors and bioprinters, from which meat or fish would come out without the need for cows or fish to enter, we would solve a big problem in the world. In addition, the fabrics coming out of this technology would not contain traces of chemicals or heavy metals,” says Larumbe.

This type of food has a very simple goal: on the one hand, it targets vegetarians and vegans who yearn for the special pleasure of eating meat, and on the other hand, people who increasingly associate their food with their own health.

NAVARRE, on the international front

The union of the two companies places Foral Community at the international forefront of discovery, production and marketing of plant-based foods. “Navarra has always been a force in agri-food R&D And now, this will be the first time in the world that plant foods from 3D bioprinting will be produced on an industrial scale,” comments Lucas Irizarry, Marketing Manager at Foodis.

About foods

Foodys is a Navarrese company created in 2017 and owned by Grupo Enhol, launched to respond to the challenges presented by the future of food, from sustainability and innovation. It has four different business units: Foodys Agrotech: hybrid and sustainable hydroponic cultivation of high-value vegetables; Foodys Plant-Based: Development and Commercialization of Vegetable Meat and Fish Analogs; Foodys Factory: Industrial production of plant-based products for own brand and third parties; and Foodys Innova: research into new ways to get healthy, tasty and sustainable food.

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About Cocous

Cocuus is a technology company from Navarra, founded in 2017, that offers a wide range of solutions to the agri-food sector. It specializes in technological development to produce safe, nutritious and healthy food. The company has two food engineering and research divisions to develop technological solutions for this sector. These divisions provide products and services for: 1) research and development of new plant-based and meat-based foods; and 2) development, installation, and start-up of engineering and software necessary for large-scale food production.

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