Together with KorallionBio, Biolynx is working on the development of sunscreens with a broad absorption spectrum and no toxicity, using Mycosporine-like Amino Acids (MAA) extracted from micro-fungi. This allows the sunscreen to absorb both UVA and UVB radiation without the need for large quantities of chemicals or metal oxides. So far these MAA are not exploited on a large commercial scale.
One of our main focuses is the development of new meat alternatives. As more people opt for a flexitarian, vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, we take it upon us to offer them new and more meat-like alternatives. That’s where micro-fungi come into play! Micro-fungi are naturally textured, rich in protein and very nutritious. They can be used for the production of various meat analogues. We dedicate our time to develop the perfect process for each strain. You will for sure need to take a second bite to make sure it’s not meat, or even a third or a forth… That’s how close the resemblance is!
In an ongoing Baekeland funded PhD research we aim to unravel a novel mycoprotein production process towards development of a vegan steak. From strain selection to grill perfection, we pay attention to every detail. Our goal is to present to you a steak that looks, smells and tastes the same as a fresh beefsteak, but requires 95% less water and produces 90% less greenhouse gasses. And it’s vegan too! We can’t wait to sink our teeth into it, can you?
Where some may see waste, we see a source of protein! Each year, tons of agricultural side streams are left unused, which is truly a pity. At Biolynx, we like to take on a challenge and have therefore started the GROENWIT project. The goal is to utilize the agricultural side streams, which have plenty of delicious nutrients that micro-fungi love to consume, to produce valuable proteins. These proteins can then be used as a sustainable alternative to traditional shrimp feed, contributing to a more circular economy.