NEWS COMMENTARY

Oil and gas are in favor of single-cell protein production

Published:
June 28, 2019
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by Laura Krishfield
Truly disruptive

BP Ventures' $30 million investment provides Calysta the opportunity to expand its single-cell protein (SCP) production globally. In the past year funding for SCP production slowed, and linked to the fermentation systems requiring close proximity to gas feedstock sources or on-site feedstock production. BP Ventures' support for Calysta is part of a small but growing trend of the energy industry players partnering with SCP companies, with likely goal of making efficient use of gas emissions. As the energy industry looks to reduce emissions, SCPs provide an avenue to create value from methane capture. Clients should anticipate additional partnerships as interest in alternative protein sources for livestock and aquaculture production grows.

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