AFT showcases alternative protein ice cream at CES 2023 made with ‘plant-based emulsifying protein’.


– AFT attracted $1 million in seed investment due to the success of their plant-based emulsified protein production technology

The alternative protein development company, Armored Fresh Technologies (AFT), said it has developed its technology that can produce alternative proteins that replicate “casein,” a milk protein ingredient only found in animal milk. The company has applied its alternative protein to plant-based materials to create plant-based emulsifying proteins. As a result of this leading-edge technology, AFT succeeded in attracting $1 million in seed investment at the same time as their US subsidiary was established.

AFT is developing materials and technologies to prepare for inevitable changes in our food culture and to promote food sustainability, which is one of the most crucial factors in human life. Currently, the company is developing an innovative technological process that can reproduce casein protein alternatives. We anticipate our technology to develop a casein protein alternative even with just water and oxygen.

This technology has led to the company being invested in by a high-profile investor. The company attracted seed investment, which is meaningful because it is an achievement made right after the establishment of the local corporation in New York, USA. The investor is Forward Deployed VC, which is known to have been funding several successful IPO companies, such as Palantir and Lyft.

Thanks to its successful investment, AFT plans to complete the technologies currently being promoted more quickly. The company, therefore, has its focus on developing plant materials that can function like animal protein using 100% plant-based raw ingredients, with the ultimate goal of replacing animal proteins with plant-based materials. According to AFT, this technology that can be used to replace casein emphasizes the theory that it is possible to produce substitutes for all kinds of animal dairy products, such as cheese, ice cream, and yogurt, on Mars by using only oxygen and water.

In particular, the emulsified protein differs from existing plant-based proteins in terms of function and nutrition, as it is water-soluble, emulsified, and contains more than 50% of essential amino acids. It also has the advantage of not affecting the flavor profile when applied in any way, since the material itself has little taste and flavor. As well as the protein is different from other existing technology as it is a completely non-GMO technology. The key is to extract proteins from selected microorganisms and give those microorganisms emulsification functions so that they produce proteins that can replace casein. AFT has also applied for a patent in the US, to safe keep this plant-based protein technology.

In simpler terms, the main goal of the company is to produce non-animal materials that can function on the same level as animal proteins, and AFT explains that this new technology can eventually be applied to all products containing animal proteins.

Currently, AFT is in the process of developing raw materials to completely replace animal proteins by producing alternative proteins for casein and plans to expand its scope by also introducing plant-based vitamins, minerals, and functional proteins.

AFT officially confirmed its first participation at CES 2023, held in Las Vegas from January 5th to 8th. At CES, the AFT booth (Booth #53314 Tech West, Venetian Expo (formerly Sands, Level 2, Halls A-D) will sample alternative protein ice cream made using their plant-based emulsifying protein.

AFT’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO) said, “We are close to changes that we have never faced before, such as what we will eat in the future. That is why we are happy to introduce a plant-based emulsified protein without animal or GMO material. In particular, this raw material is easy to apply to all dairy products such as ice cream, cheese, yogurt, and powdered formula, so we expect it to be an opportunity to collaborate with leading global companies seeking transformation.”




SOURCE: Armored Fresh Technologies

I want to grow my online platform to create awareness about ethical consumerism, environmentalism, and the plant-based lifestyle. My main mission is to share information that empowers people to make better choices and create a VEG NEW WORLD :)

Your support is vital and is helping me share the collected information with thousands of readers and viewers. I try to deliver exclusive stories and relevant content in a challenging commercial environment. Your contribution helps me to cover the costs that my service requires. Please consider contributing (no matter how small) to keep the information flowing so you can remain informed and have life changing interviews and stories to share.

Related articles

Hain Celestial Appoints Chris Jenkins as Global Impact Leader

  Appointment Reinforces Hain's Commitment to Advance its Global Impact...

Cresilon Announces Global Distribution Agreement for VETIGEL with Covetrus

  Revolutionary hemostatic gel for veterinary surgeons available in the...

Paving the Way for a Vegan Europe: The Plant-Based Manifesto and Its Vision for 2050

  The European Vegetarian Union (EVU) has launched a groundbreaking...

Vegan Triathlete Claims Continental Title

  Charm McShane Triumphs in Oceania Triathlon Sprint The first part...
Betty Tűndik
Betty Tűndik
Hi everyone! Nice to e-meet you! Here are a few things you should know about me. I am a conscientious, open-minded, adaptable to new experiences, and ambitious Business Development Manager with a Bachelor's Degree in Economics - Banking, Finance, and Accountancy. Through my studies, I've also obtained many naturopathic and nutrition degrees as well. Part-time jobs have added marketing, network marketing, event management, and store management skills to my experience throughout my career. Throughout my career, I have also been a Hotel Manager and owned a Bar/Restaurant & Internet Cafe. My online marketing and social media interactivity experience was gained when I and my husband started a business with an online/organic webshop & healthy lifestyle consultancy. I've improved my English at Cambridge Academy of English - 2003, in Cambridge. I live a conscious lifestyle, and try to protect the ecosystem. Animal lover and capable of helping others without judgment or negative reactions, this is thanked my knowledge in holistic therapies and the naturopathy courses I've followed. I cannot leave for my spiritual growth and the continuous development in alternative and holistic therapies, so I'm learning at Kyron School of New Consciousness, receiving a Bio Energo-therapist diploma. Thanks to all my experiences I've decided to venture into publishing and writing, while also continuing to learn many new things daily. I hope you enjoy reading my hand-picked news and check back for my weekly articles.