Calysta’s proprietary gas fermentation technology produces FeedKind protein, a sustainable feedstock that can be used for fish, livestock and pet nutritional products.

The process has the potential to help meet the growing demand for feed in the aquaculture and wider agriculture markets without some of the environmental impacts of current sourcing methods.

The global aquaculture market is expected to grow up to 25% by 2025. The process will help combat overfishing in response to the projected growth.

FeedKind protein can be a sustainable substitute for other protein sources currently used – such as fishmeal and soy protein concentrate.

During the FeedKind process, a naturally occurring bacteria is grown in a proprietary fermenter using methane as its carbon and energy source.

This creates a single cell protein that is harvested and dried prior to being pelletised.

The natural fermentation process is similar to the production of yeast for bread. Calysta’s micro-organisms are a naturally occurring component of healthy soils worldwide.

By pairing Calysta’s exciting technology and entrepreneurial drive with BP’s global scale and gas market expertise, this partnership offers the opportunity to improve food security and sustainability for the world’s growing population,

...Dominic Emery, BP’s group head of strategy, said.

FeedKind has no impact on the flavor or texture profile of seafood or animals fed FeedKind.

FeedKind protein is already being produced from the company’s Market Introduction Facility (MIF) in Teesside, England to support market development activities with leading animal nutrition companies around the world.

To date, BP has invested more than $500 million in technology companies across more than 50 entities through BP Ventures.