NapiFeryn BioTech closes a €2.5 Million Investment round to launch its canola/rapeseed protein from large oil pressing side streams

30th January 2023, Amsterdam: NapiFeryn BioTech Sp. z o.o. (“NapiFeryn”), creator of unique, patented technology for obtaining rapeseed protein from side-streams of oil pressing, has closed a € 2.5 million investment, led by Icos Capital and joined by a Polish family office. Founded in Poland in 2014, NapiFeryn developed and patented a unique process to obtain rapeseed proteins (Raptein®) from … Read More

Icos Exits Health Food Company, BioActor

Icos Capital, Brightlands Ventures and LIOF exit health food ingredient company BioActor, leader in the development and commercialisation of clinically proven natural active ingredients for leading food brands to French corporate Solabia Group The Netherlands, 12 January 2023 – Announcement of sale of its shares in BioActor to Solabia Founded in 2011, BioActor is an innovation leader in the development … Read More

CarbonOrO closes € 4.1 Million Series A Round to Grow Point Source Carbon Capture Technology

December 21, 2022: CarbonOrO Holding B.V. (CarbonOrO), a provider of low-cost carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and separation technology, has just closed a € 4.1 million equity investment led by Icos Capital, INPEX CORPORATION, Putifer (in total € 3.3 million) and the three founders (€ 0.8 million). CarbonOrO is delivering a solution to industrial CO2 emitters with technology that captures carbon … Read More

Feeding 7 billion people: The role of fermentation in alternative proteins

It’s sometimes said that of all the people who have ever lived, that 50% of them are alive today. The science on this fact is questionable*, however, 7 billion people (and growing) are pushing the limits of our global food production. If we also consider the estimated 1 billion people worldwide who suffer from protein deficiency*, we realise the need … Read More

Carbon Tunnel Vision

Arguably the biggest and most complex challenge we’ve ever faced is staring us in the face. But what are we staring at? Climate change isn’t on the horizon, it’s here. We see it in our humid summers, raging bushfires and unprecedented storms. It’s disrupting our supply chains*, displacing societies* and decreasing crop yields*. We’re heading into a climate catastrophe, but … Read More

10 Challenges in Alternative Proteins

There’s no question that the alternative proteins market is the one to watch. Accelerated by consumer demand regarding health, environmental concerns and animal welfare, the alternative proteins market is projected to reach $127 billion globally by 2028. If we consider the challenges of increasing world population, urbanisation, rising wealth inequality, and eating habits, we’re left with many drivers contributing to … Read More

What is the Difference between Carbon Neutral and Net Zero?

Net Zero is a concept we hear everywhere. People, countries and companies are all talking about decarbonising, and some of them are actually decarbonising. Some claim to be Carbon Neutral, some on the path to what’s known as Net Zero and some claim to be Carbon Neutral in their Net Zero plan. But is a Carbon Neutral strategy the same … Read More

Carbon Clean on track to enable the capture of 1 billion tonnes of CO2 through its cost-effective solutions for industrial carbon emitters

Chevron announced a new investment in Carbon Clean, just days before the publication of the second instalment of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report. 10th March 2022, The Netherlands Carbon Clean doesn’t shy away from a big goal; it is targeting the removal of 1 billion tonnes of CO2 through its cost-efficient carbon capture solutions. … Read More

Sustainability, health and allergen answers could be lying in a chickpea

The chickpea is a simple and humble legume. But in the past years, we’ve seen it transformed into products like chips, frosting for cakes and much more. In Israel, a country where the chickpea reigns supreme in dishes like hummus and falafel, Innovopro is taking the chickpea to a whole new level. They call it the chickpea revolution and have … Read More