Calysta ships first Feedkind protein commercial samples 

May 11, 2017 |

In the UK, Calysta has shipped more than four metric tons of commercially representative FeedKind protein for distribution to customers and partners globally. These samples will support market development in the European Union, the United States, Japan, Southeast Asia, China, and Australia. FeedKind protein is a family of natural, sustainable, and traceable feed ingredients for fish, livestock and pets that is being developed to help meet the world’s growing demand for food.

FeedKind protein is a natural, proprietary, and competitively priced animal feed ingredient. It is a safe, non-animal source of protein approved for sale and use in the EU and has been tested on multiple species, including fish, livestock, and pets.  

FeedKind protein is produced via a continuous fermentation process of a natural microorganism, using the world’s only commercially-validated gas fermentation process. The Teesside plant has met its design parameters, including key commercial metrics such as yield and productivity. The facility has successfully maintained a continuous fermentation for eight weeks, and has produced over four metric tons of commercially representative FeedKind protein to date.

Calysta has put state-of-the-art manufacturing and quality assurance processes in place resulting from more than 10 years of research and development on FeedKind protein. The Teesside facility is a scale-down from a reactor demonstrated to produce at a rate of 10,000 metric tons per year. In April 2017, Calysta and Cargill held the groundbreaking of what will be the world’s largest gas fermentation facility in Memphis, TN, to produce FeedKind protein. Engineering is underway, and the facility is planned to come online in early 2019. It is expected to produce up to 20,000 metric tons per year of FeedKind protein from two full-scale reactors initially and expanding to up to 200,000 metric tons per year when operating at full capacity. 

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