Co-located alongside the Cargill facility in Sas van Gent in the Netherlands, the 15,000m2 site will have initial capacity to produce 10,000 tonnes of mycoprotein by fermenting fungi per annum from Q4 2022.
Its location and collaboration with Cargill provide the facility with an efficient feed source, helping support zero-waste on site.
Enough new site was expected to hit 60,000 tonnes of capacity by 2027, equivalent to growing one cow’s worth of protein every two minutes. To reach these goals, the new facility has been supported by the circular Bio Based Europe Joint Undertaking CBE JU with receipt of €16.9m of EU funding as part of project Plenitude, which involves partners from the full value chain.
Jim Laird, chief executive of Enough, said: “Enough’s aim is to grow capacity for sustainable non-animal protein sources in line with needs of the market.
There are multiple forecasts about the pace of potential market growth and at this time the constraint on growth is a supply chain challenge of providing high quality protein sources at scale that can make delicious foods.”
Enough described its process as readily scalable to use any locally grown feedstock and the company’s medium term goal is to grow over 1m tonnes cumulatively by 2032.
To do so would require more than 300,000 tonnes of annual capacity, which Enough anticipated would require a minimum of 3 locations, close to both feedstocks and consumers.
Nicoló Giacomuzzi-Moore, CBE JU executive director added: “The CBE JU support to this project has helped to reduce capital costs and boost technological efficiency of the plant.
“I would like to congratulate Enough and the project partners with this important milestone and thank them for their contribution to the local economy and EU’s climate targets. We look forward to continuing supporting the consortium in this key endeavour.”