Launched in 2019 by small team of passionate & experienced bio-dreamers, and backed by ZX Ventures, the investment group of AB InBev, we are focused on unlocking the possibilities of precision fermentation at large, commercial scale. We are applying centuries of large-scale fermentation and downstream processing expertise to purpose-built capability for the biotechnology of food and sustainable bio-products, the next evolution of brewing.
A rapidly growing population and the rising demand for food that’s accessible, safe and nutritious is placing huge demands on conventional food supply systems, natural resources and our environment.
Viably addressing this demand without further taxing our planet requires new technology solutions and breakthrough innovation.
Advances in biological sciences are converging with the accelerated development of computer & information technology to bring about the unprecedented ability to code and engineer biology.
While fermentation occurs naturally, these advanced technologies are harnessing the power of microorganisms such as yeast to deliberately ferment an unlimited range of biological materials including protein or any other food ingredient. So-called ‘precision fermentation’ represents the type of solution and breakthrough innovation required to address several of the challenges that humanity is facing. The ability to code yeast as a “miniature factory” capable of precisely fermenting any biological product, identical to that found in nature is driving the emergence of a new bioeconomy.
Over hundreds of years, AB-InBev has perfected the ability to ferment at scales unprecedented by any industry standard. BioBrew seeks to apply this knowledge and expertise to lead the development and profitable growth of ‘precision fermentation’ at large, commercial scale.
Through unique partnerships with world leaders in bio-product applications, bio-engineering, and consumer packaged goods, BioBrew aims to enable the creation of commercial and highly functional, animal- and GMO-free protein in a scalable, sustainable, and cost-efficient manner.