Moves aims to accelerate improved sustainability in future food applications

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AAK invests in food tech company Green-OnImage courtesy of AAK

AAK AB is investing in Green-On, a food tech start-up company in Gothenburg, Sweden, whose concept is based on Power-to-X technology.

With this technology, the aim is to create raw materials – oils and fats for food and other applications – directly from carbon dioxide, renewable energy, and water, eliminating the need for arable land, one of our scarcest resources. The Power-to-X technology has the potential to accelerate the development of sustainable ingredient solutions for food and technical products.

“There are today, besides palm oil, very few plant-based oils with which we can create the functionality of solid, high-melting fats, which are used in, for example, plant-based meat, bakery and confectionary applications,” said Karsten Nielsen, chief technology officer at AAK. “This technology provides the exact part of the fat that is needed to create the functionalities of future food production and with a much lower environmental impact than any other known technology today, making it a perfect fit with AAK’s strategy.”

As part of the investment, AAK will provide expertise in oils and fats as well as facilities to support and further develop Green-On and its work. The collaboration with Green-On was made possible through AAK’s partnership with Big Idea Ventures (BIV), initiated in March 2021.

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