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Position: Co-Founder & CEO

Organization: Alver

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My Story

For over 20 years, Mine Uran has been searching for the perfect alternative to animal protein. As a food engineer, Mine led teams at Unilever and DuPont, among others, and finally as Head of Protein at Nestlé. As a globally recognised protein expert, her initial focus was on plant proteins, such as those from soy or peas. However, due to the high demand for arable land and water, Mine finally realised that the path to sustainable nutrition could only be taken by the oldest living creatures on earth: microalgae. So Mine left Nestlé and founded Alver together with Majbritt Byskov-Bridges. Their aim is to provide healthy and sustainable food for the society of today and tomorrow. “I have a lot of faith in the young and have no doubt that future generations will be able to cope with the environmental problems. This can already be seen in the conscious handling of their own food. We want to support this striving for more sustainable eating habits and contribute to the food security of the future with our products”, Mine describes her goals with Alver.

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