Reporting on a funding contribution of up to $600,00 from its Investing in Business Innovation program, the Federal Economic Development Agency of Southern Ontario (FedDev), writes of Peterborough, Ontario-based Emergence client, Noblegen Inc.: “When it comes to eating well, ingredients make all the difference”.
“Now more than ever”, FedDev says in an article published on its website, “people are questioning the quality of the ingredients that go into what they eat”.
“Noblegen Inc.”, FedDev says – a Peterborough-based advanced ingredients company – “is taking these concerns seriously and is offering food and beverage companies sustainable, non-GMO , cost effective and easily customized ingredients to satisfy consumers’ needs”.
Noblegen’s work, supported through FedDev Ontario’s Investing in Business Innovation Initiative, “creates bioproducts, which are simple and clean ingredients that can be used in a variety of products, including beverages, food and nutritional supplements.”
What started out as an award-winning high school science fair project for Adam Noble, the young CEO and Founder of the company, has led to a viable technology that contributes to a cleaner and healthier planet.
“Noblegen has developed a proprietary technique to grow microorganisms that deliver high volumes of unique ingredients for the mass market,” Andressa Lacerda, Chief Development Officer and Co-Founder of Noblegen Inc. says. “Our approach uses non-GMO organisms, it does not use harsh chemicals during processing and generates virtually zero waste.”
In the four years since it was established, Noblegen is in discussion with five of the largest food and beverage companies in the world – an impressive feat for an emerging clean-tech food innovation company.
“Sustainability in the food industry is as important as ever and the work of young entrepreneurs is making all the difference in creating a prosperous recipe for all involved”, FedDev concludes.