Austrian startup Revo Foods introduces THE FILET, a mycoprotein-based salmon filet that will be available from the 14th of September at REWE, one of the biggest European retailers. According to Revo Foods, it is the first-ever 3D-printed product available in supermarkets worldwide.
“We are not just creating a vegan alternative; we are shaping the future of food itself”
Revo Foods and Swedish startup Mycorena collaborated to develop the 3D-printable mycoprotein, utilizing Mycorena’s Promyc ingredient. The project received €1.5 million from Swedish innovation agency Vinnova, the Austrian Research Promotion Agency, and the cross-border EU funding program Eurostars.
With its primary ingredient being mycoprotein, THE FILET is a clean-label product that is said to offer remarkable nutritional values, such as high protein content and Omega-3. The product has received a Nutriscore of A in recognition of its nutritional benefits.
Founded in 2020, Revo Foods is pioneering large-volume 3D food printing technologies to produce fish alternatives as a solution to overfishing. As the company points out, with up to 60% of global fish stocks being overfished, there is a severe risk of a collapsing ocean ecosystem.
Revo Foods’ portfolio includes a pea-protein-based smoked salmon alternative, Revo Gravlax, Revo Salmon Spread, and Revo Tuna spread. Revo’s products are available in over 20 countries Europe-wide, including France, Italy, Spain, Germany, and the UK. The company has secured a total funding of €7 million to date.
3D-printing at industrial scale
The Austrian food tech has developed various technologies to create the new filet. A patent-pending continuous production process called 3D-MassFormer technology can produce “game-changing” 3D-printed alternatives at industrial volumes. Another extrusion technology seamlessly integrates fats into a fibrous protein matrix to replicate the flakiness and fibers found in fish flesh, delivering a remarkably realistic product.
Regarding sustainability, developing products with mycoprotein and this game-changing extrusion technology consumes fewer resources and has lower GHG emissions, making it considerably more environmentally friendly than conventional fish production.
“With the milestone of industrial-scale 3D food printing, we are entering a creative food revolution, an era where food is being crafted exactly according to the customer needs. We are not just creating a vegan alternative; we are shaping the future of food itself,” comments Robin Simsa, CEO of Revo Foods.
THE FILET will be available at Revo Foods online shop from the 1st of October.fish salmon protein alternative mycoprotein