2nd March 2021 Product update: new protein staff writer
Microalga Protein Fermentation Solution Receives Sustainability Label
Noblegen Inc. (“Noblegen"), an advanced digital biology company, was attributed the “Solar Impulse Efficient Solution” Label following an assessment performed by external independent experts and based on verified standards.
Noblegen offers a vertical fermentation solution that leverages Euglena gracilis, a microorganism with both plant and animal characteristics, to naturally upgrade its own biology to create an efficient closed-loop solution. They produce complete, non-animal, affordable protein, carbohydrate, and lipid ingredients by leveraging locally sourced starch inputs such as corn and cassava.
As a microorganism, Euglena is a rich source of the 9 essential amino acids and is a good source of healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Euglena can become a potent protein, source of Beta-Glucan, and can be used as a palm oil replacement.
With this label Noblegen will take part in the #1000solutions challenge, an initiative by the Solar Impulse Foundation to select solutions that meet high standards in profitability and sustainability and present them to decision-makers to fast-track their implementation.
To receive the “Solar Impulse Efficient Solution” Label, Noblegen was assessed by a pool of independent experts according to 5 criteria covering the three main topics of Feasibility, Environmental and Profitability.
All labelled solutions are part of the #1000solutions portfolio that will be presented to decision-makers in business and government by Bertrand Piccard, Chairman of the Solar Impulse Foundation. The aim of this initiative is to encourage the adoption of more ambitious environmental targets and fast-track the implementation of these solutions on a large scale.
At scale, their protein produces 87% less greenhouse gas emissions than the weighted average of animal-based protein emissions, it uses 88% less land than competing protein sources, and 88% less water than egg protein per ton of protein produced. Noblegen’s solution offers similar protein content and characteristics as traditional animal protein without the adverse environmental effects caused by industrial agriculture.
Along with their ingredients, Noblegen has a robust finished food product demonstration pipeline with the ability to produce egg alternatives, meat and fish analogues, and dairy analogues. As well as many different nutritionally enhanced products such as; bars, granola, crisps, ready-to-make beverages, gummies, and more.
Noblegen is also working with global development groups on different projects around the world with the intent to help developing countries enhance their nutrition and improve their well-being. The ability to naturally enhance staple starch ingredients with protein has the potential to transform regions of the world that are typically undernourished while simultaneously addressing major global challenges such as deforestation caused by industrial agriculture and the overuse of water, land, and energy.
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Date Published: 2nd March 2021
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