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Adisseo and Calysta establish FeedKind JV

21 February 2020, at 7:29am

Bluestar Adisseo and Calysta have signed an agreement to establish a joint venture (JV) named Calysseo to develop a facility capable of producing 100,000 tonnes of FeedKind, for the Asian aquafeed market.

The strategic partnership between the world leader in feed additives for animal nutrition, and the world’s leading alternative protein producer, will also see the construction of the world’s first commercial FeedKind production facility, in China. It is expected to start operating in 2022, delivering 20,000 tonnes of FeedKind protein per year, while a second phase will increase this to a 100,000 tonne capacity.

Jean-Marc Dublanc, CEO of Adisseo, stated: “Adisseo is committed to strategic investments in new disruptive technologies. Our ambition is to become one of the leaders in sustainable feed ingredients and additives for aquaculture across the Asian markets.

“For this reason, we have been investing significantly to develop an aqua lab station in Singapore, fully dedicated to developing innovative and sustainable feed solutions for aquaculture.”

Dr Thomas JG Huot, COO of Calysta, said: “Adisseo is one of the world’s leading feed additive companies and this exciting new partnership with Calysta marks a significant moment in the FeedKind story.

"Today’s announcement means we are now making the transition from a tremendously exciting idea to one that will deliver truly world-scale impact, making food supply chains more resilient, and making them far more sustainable in the process.”

The global aquaculture market is experiencing strong growth and is expected to become the third largest animal protein source, with the production representing more than 100 million tonnes.

FeedKind is made using very little water and no agricultural land by fermenting natural gas, an abundant source of energy, to create a safe, nutritious, traceable and affordable protein.

Produced via a natural fermentation, it is a safe, healthy, traceable and nutritional protein that is price competitive with existing sources of protein and produced to the highest quality standards.

This will also contribute to reduce pressure on wild fisheries and respond to the projected growth for aquaculture products.