Tag: Spiber

Spiber raises $311 million to help fund Iowa plant

Spiber raises $311 million to help fund Iowa plant

September 13, 2021 |

In Japan, protein fermentation firm Spiber has raised JPY 24.4 billion ($220 million) to help fund a previously announced production plant in Iowa. The financing was led by Carlyle, which holds a $91 million stake in the renewable fibers manufacturer, and also included Fidelity, Baillie Gifford and Cool Japan Fund Inc. Spiber simultaneously approved an […]

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Exclusive Digest Q&A with ADM on Spiber Brewed Protein, biopolymers, partnership

Exclusive Digest Q&A with ADM on Spiber Brewed Protein, biopolymers, partnership

November 9, 2020 |

As reported in The Digest recently, ADM (Archer Daniels Midland) and Japan-based Spiber partnered up to expand production of biobased polymers, called Brewed Protein polymers, produced through a fermentation process that utilizes sugars and microbes instead of petrochemical or animal-derived raw materials, for use in apparel, auto parts, high-performance foams, and other consumer products. In […]

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ADM and Spiber sign production pact

ADM and Spiber sign production pact

October 5, 2020 |

In Japan, protein fermentation firm Spiber has entered into a production partnership with US agribusiness giant ADM. Under the terms of the agreement, the two companies will expand production of Spiber’s Brewed Protein polymers for use in apparel and other consumer products. The collaboration will combine Spiber’s structural protein fermentation technology with ADM’s expertise in […]

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Spiber ready for mass production of microbial sourced spider silk

Spiber ready for mass production of microbial sourced spider silk

June 6, 2013 |

In Japan, Tech-On reports that Spiber Inc. reports it is ready for mass production of its Qmonos spider silk fiber, sourced from microorganisms. The article reports that Spiber looks to build its pilot plant and have it operational by 2015, with a target production rate of 10 tons a year. In the meantime, Spiber plans […]

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