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Funger

Veggie product based on mushroom wasted core cluster and leftover

May 2021
Gallery Funger 1
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01.

Identification

Current agri-food industry is a major source of pollution and causes an unprecedented depletion of resources. There are major challenges to address in this industry, such as: food waste, obesity, carbon emissions and more. The Funger efficient food solution upcycles mushroom (by-)products to produce veggie food. The Funger project is a food circular economy project based on the valorization of agricultural leftovers from the mushroom production as an ingredient. This offer not only the chance to reduce meat consumption, but also utra-processed plant-based collateral damages.

Label Date May 2021
From France
Maturity stage Small scale commercialization
Looking For Network, New clients, Visibility, Funding, Partners

Sectors - Value chain - Application

Sectors
Applications
Design, Power & Produce
Package & Distribute
Use & Efficiency
Valorize & Restore
Value Chain Steps
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02.

The environmental benefits

  • 10t processed will save 160 000kg CO2 equiv. compared to meat
  • 10t processed will save 150 000 000 l water compared to meat
  • 75 T of Funger ingredient saves 400.000 kg CO2 equiv. & 680.000.000 liter water compared to Texturized Vegetal Protein
  • 81% CO2 equiv. reduction compared to meat and 57% CO2 equiv. reduction compared to Textured vegetal protein
  • 99.85% water consumption reduction compared to meat
  • 99.78% water consumption reduction compared to Textured vegetal protein
03.

The Financial benefits

  • Funger ingredient is 2 times cheaper than main stream plant base ingredient alternatives 5 times cheaper than meat
  • 800 tons of Funger ingredient used in 1000 tons of final Funger products lead to €1,200,000 savings
  • 1 year payback starting from scratch with subcontractors, 3 years payback if you build the agro-food factory
04.

Activity Region

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Europe

France,

  • Headquarters
  • Activity
05.

Company Profile

La Révolution Champignon

Food circular economy : meatless food product upcycling a mushroom by-product lowering CO2 impact ? Yes it's possible!

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Headquarters 59160 Lille, France
06.

Networking Partner

The Enterprise Europe Network

The Enterprise Europe Network helps businesses innovate and grow on an international scale. It is the world’s largest support network for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with international ambitions.

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