FeedKind to hit market in 2019

Liza Mayer
July 12, 2017
By Liza Mayer
FeedKind is produced from naturally occurring microbes, says developer
FeedKind is produced from naturally occurring microbes, says developer
FeedKind protein, a new fish-feed ingredient touted to reduce aquaculture’s use of fishmeal, is expected to reach the market in 2019 once commercial production begins at Calysta Inc’s Tennessee facility.

The California-based boitech firm describes FeedKind as protein “produced from naturally occurring microbes found in soils worldwide... using a natural fermentation process similar to making yeast."

Calysta says it has recently raised an additional $40 million in capital to advance the commercial-scale manufacturing of the protein. The Tennessee facility is now under construction.

Mitsui & Co Ltd of Tokyo, Japan, and Temasek, a Singapore-based investment firm, are the new investors in the company. Current investors include Cargill, the Municipal Employee Retirement System (MERS) of Michigan, Walden Riverwood Ventures, Aqua-Spark and Pangaea Ventures.

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