Korean award-winning food-tech startup, HN Novatech has recently launched ACOMS, the world’s first proprietary heme-based seaweed ingredient for plant-based meat applications.
Earlier on 16 August 2023, a group of leading Southeast Asian investors were treated to an exclusive taste test of HN Novatech’s signature ingredient in conjunction with Novatech’s exclusive S.E.A launch in Singapore, jointly organised by Singapore Tembusutech Innovation and KILSA Global.
HN Novatech is an award winning food materials technology company in South Korea with 19 patents filed under its belt. The company specialises in developing sustainable & cutting edge food ingredient alternatives, while maintaining a strong drive for culinary & palate excellence in their ingredient applications.
ACOMS, the name of the X-factor protein found and extracted from seaweed, when applied to plant based meat primers, is what gives it it’s ‘accurate meat’ flavour. At the same time, HN Novatech’s protein extraction process and final product rendering is additive and preservatives free — causing it to truly stand out in a plant-based world full of artificial additives, chemical and flavour enhancers.
Sean Tan, Co-Founder of KILSA Global said that the historical presence of seaweed in Asian diets spans centuries. As part of HN Novatech’s exclusive global management office team in Singapore, it’s thrilling to observe how these oceanic veggies can be integrated into meat alternatives.
Singapore’s appeal to multinational companies is bolstered by its strategic location, skilled workforce, and government support. HN Novatech is seizing this momentum by establishing a presence in Singapore, positioning itself as a key player in the growing plant-based meat substitute market within the ASEAN region.
HN Novatech has recently secured US$4 million in funding with Logan Ventures as its lead investor.
HN Novatech has started its venture into Asia Pacific region with an eventual target of establishing itself as a globally acclaimed novel food materials leader, with the construction of its first food technology processing facility in South Korea.