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Kern Tec

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This Austrian startup is upcycling fruit pits for sustainable plant-based foods

Austrian startup Kern Tec is making waves and fighting food losses with its innovative approach to creating ultra-sustainable plant-based products. Kern Tec's mission is to upcycle fruit pits typically discarded during food production, turning them into valuable ingredients for the food and beverage industry.


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The B2B company focuses on processing fruit pits from apricots, cherries, and plums, which are rich in healthy fats, proteins, fibre, and minerals. These upcycled pits are used to create a range of sustainable and delicious plant-based products. Kern Tec's offerings include oils for the food industry, a unique Nougat Spread, and dairy alternative drinks.

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Kern Tec has achieved significant milestones in its journey. It has built a large-scale production line in Austria capable of upcycling several thousand tons of fruit pits. With a highly scalable supply chain, the company plans to process even more pits in the future. Additionally, Kern Tec has developed its own intellectual property for a technology that can manage or extract non-edible substances like cyanide from seeds and related products.
Recently, Kern Tec secured €12 million in Series A funding led by Telos Impact, with participation from the PeakBridge Growth 2 fund and the European Innovation Council (EIC) Fund. These funds will be used to scale up the production and commercialisation of sustainable ingredients for plant-based dairy and confectionery products. Kern Tec's approach not only reduces waste but also contributes to a circular and more resilient food system. What's not to love?







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    • Majdi Alnajjar

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      Totally agree 🌴

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      • Ann Nyambura

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        Discarded food waste often ends up in landfills, generating greenhouse gas emissions. Kern Tec's approach helps reduce the environmental impact of food production.

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        • George Kariuki

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          I am excited to see Kern Tec grow and make a positive impact on the world's food system.

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          • Joseph Githinji

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            This is a great way to add value ,which is a major way to reduce wastage and help in creating a room for sustainability in food production.

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            • walter lungayi

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              Kern Tec's innovative approach to upcycling fruit pits for sustainable plant-based products is a step towards creating a more circular and resilient food system.

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              • Rashid Kamau

                42 w

                Glad with their innovative which comes with vast benefits.

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