A closer look at The PRotein Brewery and the people behind it
Success doesn't happen overnight. It is the result of endurance and working with people who share the same vision.
WHAT WE STAND FOR
There is a reason why we do what we do and how we do it. Every choice we make, we make it deliberately. Learn more about the reason for our existence and our core values.
THE REASON FOR OUR EXISTENCE
To offer the world more sustainable, healthy and affordable high-grade proteins by using only a fraction of available land and water.
Thanks to a biotic production process that delivers exponential yield.
To help companies that produce protein-integrated foods be more competitive in the development of targeted products that cover multiple dietary needs.
Thanks to our production-efficient and low-cost proteins, marked by versatility.
5 CORE VALUES WE DON'T COMPROMISE ON
Always produce proteins as close as possible to their source, to the production sites and consumers.
To limit the need for transportation and thus reducing CO2 emissions and to increase the self-sufficiency of countries for their need of proteins, thus fighting scarcity and soaring prices.
Only process non-allergenic raw materials
To allow companies who process our proteins to put allergen-free products on the market.
Always develop products with a high nutritional value and as complete as possible in their composition
To actively contribute to the physical health of people.
Never allow excessive salary gaps between people who work in our company
To impart a sense of value, leading to a culture of total ownership, undivided responsibility and relentless dedication to the highest level of quality control.
Always favour companies to become our customers that want to make their products accessible to a broad target group
To make animal-free proteins affordable to everyone, and lower the thresholds for a successful protein transition.
OUR TEAM | LEADERSHIP
The strength of The Protein Brewery and BioscienZ is its team. A blend of experience, expertise and creativity. Get to know our leadership, that is supported by a team of 15 FTEs.
Wim de Laat
(Molecular Sciences, WUR) is the founder of BioscienZ with 30 years of industrial fermentation experience (15 publications, 25 patents) in fermentation R&D and scale-up. realized > 10 industrial processes at scale at Hercules, Gist brocades, Royal Nedalco, DSM.
Ap de Haan
(Biotechnology, AVANS Breda). Operations Management talent, developed all fungal technology platforms of BioscienZ in > 10 projects. Scale-up/ implementation experience in USA, China, EU.
(PhD, from WUR) with over 25 years of industrial food ingredient development and expertise in fungal expression technologies (WUR, University of Milano, DSM).
(Biology, University of Utrecht), business development lead. Managed startup C5 Yeast Company commercially with a successful exit. >10 years experience in securing license, partnership and other agreements and commercial contracts across four continents.
OUR SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD
The Protein Brewery and the BioscienZ team is assisted by a selected group of scientists.
Industrial Fermentation and
Microbiology (TU DELFT)
Process Technology (TU DELFT)
Hans van Trijp
Consumer behaviour (WUR)
OUR JOURNEY SO FAR
Since 2012 BioscienZ has been paving the road for The Protein Brewery and FERMOTEIN. Read here below about the different milestones.
Founded in 2010, first years focused on contract research, consultancy and coordinating projects, start research in external lab
Since 2014 started developing own solutions, supported by winning various government support awards.
Built a reputation for world-leading fermentation technology expertise, incl. molecular biology, microbial production process and scaling up production.
Started with one lab, currently at two with the expansion of application development space in progress.
Launch of FERMOTEIN from 2021 onwards as an ingredient for meat substitutes, processed meats, bread, protein bars, bakery products and more.