Unlocking production of competitive and sustainable goods through Circular biomanufacturing.

Hyfé’s patent-pending technology upgrades nutrients that are washed away in trillions of gallons of water from the food supply chain every year.

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Our mission

Biomanufacturing has the potential to create solutions to some of the most pressing challenges facing humanity. It can enable improvements in health, climate, and quality of life if rendered economically viable. Reducing cost of production is key to making sustainable bioproducts competitive against subsidized commodities. The feedstocks that power bioproduction represent a high impact opportunity since they account for up to 50% of fermentation operating expenses and are vulnerable to supply chain disruptions.

Hyfé’s patent-pending technology captures nutrients that are washed away in food manufacturing process water and converts them into fermentation feedstocks that are dramatically cheaper and climate positive. Our mission is to use our flexible fermentation platform to produce cost-competitive essential goods for multiple industries, repurposing millions of pounds of wasted nutrients and keeping tons of emissions out of the atmosphere every year.

How we do it

1. Repurpose water

During commercial food production, nutrients get washed away in water. Our process starts by capturing and converting these nutrients into the perfect feedstock for fermentation while returning fresh water to our partners for reuse.

2. upgrade nutrients

We leverage our innovative fermentation process to efficiently upgrade the dissolved nutrients into useful inputs for making essential goods.

3. make valuable goods

Our first product is protein made from the roots of mushrooms.

Our team

Michelle Ruiz
Michelle Ruiz
CEO and Cofounder
Chemical Engineer
Andrea Schoen
Andrea Schoen
CTO and Cofounder
Bioengineer, Patent Agent
Marina Poluektova
Marina Poluektova
Process Engineer
Chemical Engineer
Dr. Mimi Maeusli
Dr. Mimi Maeusli
Research Scientist
Chauner Clausing
Chauner Clausing
Research Assistant

join our team

We’re growing quickly, building a high-performing team that is driven by our mission and eager to take Hyfé to the next level. If this sounds like you, we’d love to talk.

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Backed by

The Engine
Blue Horizon
Supply Change Capital
Caffeinated Capital
Food Hack