Abigail Klein Leichman
May 8, 2022

Israeli alternative dairy pioneer Remilk is building the world’s largest precision fermentation facility to produce milk proteins without cows.

The Rehovot-based food-tech startup announced that its 750,000-square-foot animal-free dairy is set to open in an eco-industrial park in Kalundborg, Denmark, by the end of the year.

“Our new plant in Denmark will replace 50,000 cows annually and is part of the trailblazing Kalundborg Symbiosis project: a circular approach to production, turning waste stream in one company into a resource in another,” Remilk announced.

This refers to its use of yeast from the brewing and baking industry as a basis for fermenting chemically identical milk proteins that manufacturers can turn into milk, cheese and yogurt without cholesterol, lactose, hormones or antibiotics – and without harming animals or the environment as traditional dairy farming does.

Remilk was founded in 2019 and raised $120 million last January.