FUMI Ingredients, a start-up based in Wageningen, produces vegetable proteins for vegan meat substitutes. According to the founders, the potential market is a million-dollar business.
The founders of FUMI Ingredients, Edgar Suarez Garcia and Corjan van den Berg, met at the Bioprocess Engineering group in Wageningen. Colombian Suarez Garcia was a PhD candidate and Dutchman Van den Berg was his supervisor. Suarez Garcia was investigating the biorefinement of algae to produce vegetable proteins. After Suarez Garcia obtained his doctorate, the two decided to continue the development as a company.