Tag: protein

Food security gets a boost: Calysta gets $30M from BP for protein-based animal feed from natural gas

Food security gets a boost: Calysta gets $30M from BP for protein-based animal feed from natural gas

June 30, 2019 |

From Menlo Park, California comes big news that alternative protein producer Calysta got a hefty $30 million investment from BP Ventures to support a worldwide rollout of Calysta’s FeedKind protein. Touted as a huge step forward in global food security, Calysta’s sustainable single-cell protein is produced through a proprietary, commercially-validated gas fermentation process using naturally […]

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Large harvests and implications of US-China trade dispute force down prices

Large harvests and implications of US-China trade dispute force down prices

May 26, 2019 |

In Germany, UFOP sees sustainable agriculture and climate protection as losers and calls for fast action because soybean prices are on a downward slide all across the globe. The reason is both large harvests in Argentina and Brazil and the trade dispute between the US and China, according to UFOP, which has voiced concerns that […]

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Biologist gets $800K grant to improve biofuel production

Biologist gets $800K grant to improve biofuel production

September 2, 2018 |

In Arkansas, University of Arkansas biologist Ruben Michael Ceballos is developing methods that could make the production of biofuel more efficient and environmentally sound using a protein derived from microorganisms that live in acidic geothermal pools and springs to enhance the process of turning organic material into fuel. Ceballos, an assistant professor in the Department […]

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“Future Protein Award” applications open until end of June

“Future Protein Award” applications open until end of June

June 17, 2018 |

In Germany, the products and concepts of alternative proteins participating in the “Future Protein Award” will be presented during the two-day REFAB conference in Cologne. The prize will be awarded by the German nova-Institute to those companies that present their products and concepts of future proteins, from CO2, insects, algae, bacteria and cell-cultured meat, in […]

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Calysta ships first Feedkind protein commercial samples 

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 […]

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FHR unveils a $50M gambit to make Überprotein at ethanol plants

FHR unveils a $50M gambit to make Überprotein at ethanol plants

January 18, 2017 |

In Nebraska, Flint Hills Resources will invest more than $50M in its Fairmont, Neb. ethanol plant to install a new technology that will produce a high protein animal and fish feed ingredient from a portion of the plant’s distiller grains, a co-product of ethanol production. The project is one of the largest investments in co-product […]

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KnipBio closes Series B round for its Single Cell Protein: what’s SCP and why is it becoming the hottest development target around?

KnipBio closes Series B round for its Single Cell Protein: what’s SCP and why is it becoming the hottest development target around?

January 3, 2017 |

In Massachusetts, the expected wave of 2017 methane-to-protein advances got a kick-start with news that KnipBio closed a $2M Series B investment round led by Launchpad Venture Group and Cherrystone Angel Group. KnipBio intends to use the investment of up to $2M to advance new product development, continue the aggressive move towards commercial-scale manufacturing of […]

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Spider Couture: The emergence of spider silk for applications from fashion to protection

Spider Couture: The emergence of spider silk for applications from fashion to protection

July 21, 2016 |

Since roughly three minutes after the Chinese figured out how to use silkworms, people have been dreaming of farming spider silk, for its exotic qualities of flexibility and strength. Spider Silk Strength: Stronger Than Steel Material Toughness  Tensile Strength Weight  Dragline spider silk 120,000-160,000 1,100-2,900 1.18-1.36 Kevlar 30,000-50,000 2,600-4,100 1.44 Steel 2,000-6,000 300-2,000 7.84 The […]

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Calysta’s quest to turn salmon into “Happy Little Vegemites” via methane gains momentum

Calysta’s quest to turn salmon into “Happy Little Vegemites” via methane gains momentum

January 14, 2016 |

Soaring fish meal prices, a 9 billion human population on the way, and a world eating more protein per capita every day. A recipe for disaster? Along comes Calysta with a technology to turn abundant natural gas into food. And getting closer to industrialization. If, like the author, you happened to laze away the 1970s […]

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Calysta and its Happy Meal

Calysta and its Happy Meal

September 2, 2015 |

It’s not just fish meal, it’s happy meal — for investors, we hear. As Calysta pivots towards methane-to-protein and supersizes its business plan, we visit with CEO Alan Shaw to find out who’s lovin’ it. Calysta CEO Alan Shaw doesn’t have a whole heck of a lot in common with Sir Elton John excepting that they are both […]

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