About us


Cano-ela is a food tech company that aims to remove refined ingredients from the food supply chain by processing oil-rich seeds in an innovative way. Oil-rich seeds contain all of the building blocks to create foods. However, conventional extraction processes only extract one of these components (vegetable oil) from these seeds. This results in big streams with poor functionality. Our newly developed process allows us to extract innovative ingredients out of seeds that would enable food companies to create the next generation of plant-based foods, which are more natural and more sustainable.

Our team

Juliana Romero Guzmán

Benjamin Maclean
Commercial Director

Alberto Niccolai
R&D Manager

Grazia Mariani
Chief financial officer

Franco Vietti
R&D Process Engineer

Cécilia Ferron
Customer Success Officer

Ailin Tønne
Application Development Intern

Lena Saathoff
Quality Assurance Intern

Alessia Di Giacomo
Process Engineering Intern

Anna Kousoula
R&D Applications Intern

Inès Melle
Customer Success Intern