Steakholder Foods and Wyler Farms Forge a Path to the Future of 3D Printed Plant-Based Meat

In a landmark deal that propels the 3D printed food industry from visionary prototypes to commercial viability, Steakholder Foods and Wyler Farms unveil multi-million dollar partnership poised to redefine the alternative protein market.

Steakholder Foods and Wyler Farms Forge a Path to the Future of 3D Printed Plant-Based Meat

In a groundbreaking move that signals a significant leap forward for the alternative protein sector, Steakholder Foods Ltd. has announced a landmark commercial Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Wyler Farms, Israel’s premier tofu and alternative protein manufacturer. This partnership, valued at several million dollars, represents the first private sector commercialization deal for Steakholder Foods, a pioneer in cultivated meat and 3D printing technology. It marks a pivotal moment in the food industry, showcasing the potential of industrial-scale 3D printing technology to revolutionize food production.

Under the terms of the MOU, Wyler Farms will acquire Steakholder Foods’ innovative 3D Fusion Pro™ meat printer, along with a subscription to the company’s proprietary SH Software™ and its NutriBlend™ ink. This ink, a nutritional raw materials blend, is designed for plant-based meat production, setting new standards in the industry for quality and sustainability.

Steakholder’s SH Software | Handout
Steakholder’s SH Software | Handout

The collaboration between Steakholder Foods and Wyler Farms is expected to produce a unique, plant-based 3D printed meat steak, utilizing Steakholder Foods’ proprietary printers and NutriBlend™ ink. This venture not only underscores the companies’ shared commitment to innovation and sustainable production practices but also highlights the Fusion Pro™ printer’s capability to produce up to 500 kg of highly advanced texturized printed products per hour.

Arik Kaufman, CEO of Steakholder Foods, emphasized the revolutionary nature of this collaboration, stating, “This collaboration with a leading player in its field as Wyler Farm marks an inflection-point milestone for Steakholder Foods.” He further highlighted the deal’s significance in showcasing the technology’s potential and setting a new industry standard.

Similarly, Oleg Kulyava, CEO of Wyler Farm, expressed excitement about the partnership’s potential to position Wyler Farms’ products at the forefront of the plant-based meat market. “By integrating innovative 3D printing technology, this collaboration has the potential to be a game-changer in the industry,” Kulyava said, highlighting the commitment to pioneering sustainable, nutritional, and disruptive food solutions.

At the heart of this collaboration is Steakholder Foods’ NutriBlend™ ink, a custom-formulated blend of premium, plant-based ingredients designed for use in Steakholder Foods’ 3D printers. This “ink” provides a nutritious and flavorful foundation for creating a variety of plant-based products, ensuring that the resulting plant-based meats meet the highest standards of quality and palatability. NutriBlend™ represents a harmonious combination of taste, texture, and nutritional benefits, embodying the commitment to producing delicious and wholesome plant-based alternatives through cutting-edge technology.

Steakholder Foods is at the forefront of developing the machinery, software, and printing materials necessary to accelerate the plant-based and cultivated food industries to industrial capacity. Offering proprietary 3D printers, printing ink, operating software, and ongoing services, Steakholder Foods enables manufacturers of all sizes to execute their offerings effectively. The company’s expertise in creating plant-based meat and seafood products with complex textures positions it as a leader in the alternative protein sector, with a focus on sustainability and innovation.

Established in 1994, Wyler Farms is Israel’s largest tofu producer; the company is committed to sustainability and health, offering a wide range of environmentally friendly and nutritious plant-based products. Wyler Farms’ dedication to quality and innovation is evident in its diverse product line, catering to the evolving demands of health-conscious consumers across retail chains, restaurants, and catering companies.

This strategic partnership between Steakholder Foods and Wyler Farms not only signifies a monumental milestone in the alternative protein industry but also heralds the dawn of a new era in food production. By seamlessly blending the innovative prowess of 3D printing technology with the culinary art of plant-based meat creation, this collaboration is set to redefine the boundaries of sustainable eating, moving us closer to a future where food is both thoughtfully produced and consumed. As these two industry leaders forge ahead, their journey from conceptual innovation to commercial success underscores a broader shift towards eco-conscious food solutions, promising a healthier planet and a new chapter in the global food narrative.

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