Utilising side streams from fungi-based food production for functional additives in textile finishing

This project aims to develop scalable extraction procedures for biomolecules from discarded side-streams originating from mycoprotein food production. Different underutilised compounds produced through fungal fermentation are targeted and will once purified be exploited in formulated biobased additives for textile functionalisation. As a result, innovative chemical products can be produced using ingredients that are biobased, locally sourced, non-seasonal, and contribute to minimal land-use. The concept will be subject to a techno-economical assessment, as well as a life cycle assessment, chemical risk analysis, and tests confirming circularity.


OrganoClick AB, RISE AB, Mycorena AB and RISE Processum AB.

Budget & time plan

The project’s total budget is 6,3 MSEK and the project runs during 30 months – between November 2023 and April 2026.