From dissertation to startup company
Challenges with industrial waste can now be solved using a biological process while a new product is being created – high protein fungi feed. Ramkumar Nair, former PhD student at the Swedish Centre for Resource Recovery, developed the technology during his dissertation which has led to a spin-off startup company.
The startup company Mycorena AB has received SEK200,000 in funding from Chalmers Innovation Office to verify the process.
The focus is to develop clean technology processes using edible filamentous fungi. One example is sugar industry waste, which is a big problem in countries such as India. From this industrial waste, by using the company’s patented process (pending approval) you can make aquatic or animal feed components with the fungi protein.