Renewal Mill upcycles the byproducts of food manufacturing into premium ingredients and products. In addition to providing manufacturers with a comprehensive solution to their production waste, Renewal Mill has pioneered technology that returns valuable nutrition to the supply chain and reclaims a wide variety of nutritionally valuable byproducts. These novel ingredients allow food companies to respond to changing consumer demands for healthier food, cleaner labels, and increased transparency.
"We created Renewal Mill to provide large-scale food manufacturers a sustainable, scalable, and reliable solution for their production waste," said Claire Schlemme, CEO of Renewal Mill. "Renewal Mill is proud to partner with HG Ventures as they have the expertise and experience to help us expand our current operations and product offerings."
In 2018, Renewal Mill received an equity investment from Techstars Farm to Fork Accelerator and secured a joint research and development project with Cargill. Fast Company also named Renewal Mill a "World Changing Idea" in 2019.
"Renewal Mill is at the forefront of providing innovative and widely available enhancements to the food production value chain," said Kip Frey, who also serves as EVP of HG Ventures' parent company, The Heritage Group. "We look forward to supporting the company's efforts in pursuit of a more sustainable and healthful food production ecosystem."
Renewal Mill’s initial ingredient is okara flour, harvested from the soybean pulp leftover during soymilk & tofu production. With 20 grams of fiber and 7 grams of protein per serving, Renewal Mill's okara is gluten-free. The company’s vision is to create a new circular economy of food that reduces waste and provides nutrition and taste to today's conscious consumer.
HG Ventures is the corporate venture arm of The Heritage Group. HG Ventures supports innovation and growth across The Heritage Group by investing and partnering with private companies developing new technologies.