Calysta: Improve Global Food Security by Sustainable Single-Cell Protein

Protein feed production using methane and microorganisms – Attracted investment of 30 million dollars

Calysta Energy develops a new biological gas-toliquids ™(BioGTC™) and biological gas-to-chemicals (BioGTC™) technology using natural gas.

Calysta-Improve Global Food Security by Sustainable Single-Cell Protein

Calysta-Improve Global Food Security by Sustainable Single-Cell Protein

Production of 'FeedKind®', a protein feed for livestock, fish, and pets, using microorganisms obtained from nature through a fermentation process using methane

The world population is expected to increase to 9.8 billion by 2050, and the demand for animal food is expected to increase by 70%, enabling food production without environmental degradation.


Calysta-Improve Global Food Security by Sustainable Single-Cell Protein

Calysta 

Calysta Energy (www.calystaenergy.com), Menlo Park, CA., is developing a new biological gas-toliquids ™ (BioGTL™) and biological gas-to-chemicals (BioGTC™) technology using methane – an energy rich component of natural gas – as a new sustainable biological feed stock for high value industrial chemicals and transportation fuels with cost and performance advantages over current processes. The company is a spin out of DNA2.0, the largest US based provider of synthetic genes for industrial and academic use.


General Information

  • Headquarters : San Francisco, CA
  • Founders : Alan Shaw, David McElroy, Josh Silverman
  • Categories : Biotechnology, Energy, Oil and Gas, Food Tech
  • Founded : 2011
  • Contact : info@calystaenergy.com


Funding

  • Investors : Adesso, Aqua Spark, BP Ventures, WTI International Inc.
  • Funding Rounds (10) - $168.2M
  • Sep 9, 2021 Series D / $39M
  • Jun 26, 2019 Venture Round / $30M
  • May 1, 2017 Series D / $40M
  • Apr 17, 2017 Series D / $3M
  • Feb 2, 2016 Series C / $30M
  • Dec 31, 2015 Series C / $3.2M
  • Jan 22, 2015 Series B / $10M
  • Jan 5, 2015 Series B / $5M
  • Dec 11, 2013 Series A / $3M
  • May 23, 2011 Venture Round / $5M


Calysta-Improve Global Food Security by Sustainable Single-Cell Protein

Calysta-Improve Global Food Security by Sustainable Single-Cell Protein

1. Reason for attention and features

  • Protein feed is a high-quality protein source with excellent amino acid composition, and is popular with companion animals as well as livestock and farmed fish.
  • Expected increase in protein feed demand due to lifestyle changes such as livestock raising due to population growth in developing countries, increase in single-person households in developed countries, and an aging population.
  • However, feed directly from animals such as fish meal, meat meal, meat bone meal, and feather meal is expensive due to processing cost and long-term preservation.

2. Current service status

  • Methane is fermented by microorganisms to produce an alternative protein, which uses little land and water in the fermentation process.
  • There is no objection by consumers as it is a natural process without genetic modification.
  • A kind of reverse idea of ​​consuming methane, which may be generated during the production and consumption of animal feed, as a raw material for feed production.
  • The parent company of the invested BP Ventures is BP, an oil company that produces natural gas and shale gas, which are raw materials for methane, and is building a new value chain.

3. Similar products and Differences

  •  Unibio International
    • A British company established in 2014, it uses U-loop technology to produce methane, a highly concentrated protein product, using methanetropic bacteria, and uses it as an animal feed supplement.
    • Although there are differences in the fermentation process and protein components of Calysta, fierce competition is expected due to similar uses.

4. Future Prospects

  • Expected fierce competition from competitors such as Unibio International, Alga Energy, and AQUALGAE
  • The price of animal feed using methane may be affected by natural gas prices, and in terms of the need to establish a stable value chain, Calysta, which has entered into a strategic alliance related to gas and power supply, is expected to be competitive with investment cooperation with BP.

Calysta-Improve Global Food Security by Sustainable Single-Cell Protein

Calysta-Improve Global Food Security by Sustainable Single-Cell Protein

Source: Calysta

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