Joint venture between Adisseo and Calysta will produce 20,000 tons of low-carbon animal feed per year
Commissioning is underway at a new facility in Chongqing, China, that will produce 20,000 tons of low-carbon animal feed annually.
The facility was developed by Calysseo Chongqing Co Ltd., a joint venture between Adisseo and Calysta. The facility will produce FeedKind, an alternative feed ingredient for the aquaculture and animal feed industry produced via natural fermentation that does not use arable land, animal or plant ingredients, and uses very little water in its production.
“For the first time, producers and farmers in China will have the option of using a protein that doesn’t take from the ocean, that doesn’t take from the land – yet delivers all the quality and nutrition demanded by the aquaculture industry,” said Alan Shaw, co-founder, president and CEO of Calysta.
The facility was designed and built by a consortium of Black & Veatch and Shanghai LBT Engineering & Technology Co. Ltd. The consortium executed the full engineering, procurement and construction scope for the facility located in the Changshou Economic and Technological Development Area (CETDA), Chongqing Province, China.
“Without innovating and producing alternative proteins, the world’s ever-growing population and appetite for protein-rich diets will place unsustainable pressure on our existing food chains,” said Graham Aylen, project director, Calysseo. “Having Black & Veatch in our corner allowed us to deliver this new technology at commercial scale confidently, safely and to schedule, helping us achieve an important milestone in humanity’s race to create tomorrow’s more sustainable and secure food supply.”
In the next phase of development, Calysseo plans to produce another 80,000 tons of FeedKind per year.
“We have a long-running commitment to improving the security and sustainability of the feed ingredient market and Calysseo fulfils a significant part of that pledge. We will provide Chinese customers with a reliable, domestically available supply of protein that meets their specific needs; produced in China for China,” said Jean-Marc Dublanc, CEO of Adisseo. “We are looking forward to working with our customers as they begin to integrate this product into their supply chains.”