The bioeconomy company Brain AG, the natural product specialist AnalytiCon Discovery GmbH, and the plant-based specialty food ingredient provider Roquette have formed a strategic partnership as the consortium Dolce. The partners will develop natural sweeteners and sweet taste enhancers with the goal of reducing the sugar and calories in a variety of foods and beverages.
Within the Dolce consortium, Roquette intends to benefit from the proprietary Brain screening technology and AnalytiCon’s access to all-natural ingredients with a particular focus on edible plant material. Roquette’s role will be to manage late stage development, production, and supply of the compounds to different markets and application fields.
The goal of the Dolce consortium is to develop cutting-edge natural sweet taste enhancers and sweeteners for nutrition and improved food formulations, and to deploy a brand strategy on the new solutions, addressing the requirements of global customers. "In the field of food and beverages, there is a high demand for natural sweet solutions, which help to make food formulations lower in calories," said Roquette Executive Vice President R&D Thierry Marcel. "We are convinced that this Dolce consortium will be a reference in the development of new sweetening solutions and will address a formidable and presently unmet market need for all natural sweetening alternatives."
"The Dolce program has the aim to provide next generation natural sweet solutions and will trigger attractive value for the stakeholders. These sweet solutions will open up new opportunities for different consumer goods markets and products," added Brain CEO Jürgen Eck.
"The combination of the Brain screening technology, the experience in accessing the toolbox of nature for identification and the development of new solutions together with the availability of the natural ingredient library at AnalytiCon is unique and will give us access to the next generation of all-natural sweeteners and sweet taste enhancers," said AnalytiCon CEO Lutz Müller-Kuhrt.
This Dolce alliance will further bridge the gap between the discovery and development (Brain and AnalytiCon), formulation and production (Roquette), and marketing and sales (CPGCs) of novel sweet innovations into different food and beverages segments.
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