About us - Solar Foods
  • "WE'RE CREATING A NEW ERA OF FOOD"

  • About us

  • Solar Foods is a food tech company that develops innovations for global food production. It was founded in 2017 as a spinoff from a VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Lappeenranta University of Technology research programme. We have invented and patented a unique, revolutionary, bioprocess for the production of Solein, a natural protein, with only air and electricity. We are a continuously growing company always interested in cross-disciplinary people who want to liberate protein production and build the future of food production.

  • "OUR VISION IS NOT A UTOPIA. IT'S HAPPENING RIGHT NOW."

  • - Pasi Vainikka, CEO, Solar Foods

Designed by nature
  • Designed by nature

  • With its revolutionary biotech solution Solein, Solar Foods’ approach is a union of bioprocess engineering and renewable energy. Our original microbes were collected by our founders, J-P and Pasi, from the pure wilderness of Finland and grown in a fermenter nearly identical to ones used in breweries and wineries. Throughout the production process, we use renewable electricity and capture and use the carbon dioxide emitted.

  • Discovered by science

  • Although it's natural, Solein is disconnected from agriculture: we intended our platform for an environmentally sustainable food industry to be used anywhere scaling us beyond the agricultural limitations of the Earth. This was literally taken to another world when Solar Foods collaborated with the European Space Agency ESA by developing a food production concept for a mission to Mars as part of the astronauts' life support system. Jump on board.