AGRICULTURE & AQUACULTURE
Increasing consumer attention on food systems, climate change and population growth are all combining to place greater strain on world food supply. Now, more than ever, there is a focus on removing our reliance on petrochemicals and moving to sustainable and effective crop protection, animal nutrition and green chemicals.
Our Cyanoworks™ technology allows us to fulfill many of these demands through advanced solar biomanufacturing. We bioengineer photosynthetic cyanobacteria to produce high-value ingredients from light, water and CO2. Our production methods are sustainable, requiring no arable land and significantly reduced water and energy.
Feed additives and supplements are changing with increased consumer consideration of the supply and source of inputs into our food systems. We can deliver alternative sources for these existing ingredients with increased reliability and quality, supporting sustainable agriculture and aquaculture industries.
Crop protection is undergoing significant change with greater efforts to minimize the unintended consequences of pesticides, fungicides and insecticides. The industry is looking increasingly towards the natural defense molecules of plants rather than the current petrochemical solutions.
After removing the target ingredient(s), our residual biomass remains rich in protein and nutrients making it an ideal source of sustainable animal feed or fertilizer supporting a circular bioeconomy.
We biomanufacture high quality astaxanthin, stereochemically identical to that produced by Haematococcus pluvialis, using less land, water and energy whilst capturing and utilizing CO2. Astaxanthin is a highly sought after feed supplement for aquaculture and as a nutraceutical and cosmetic ingredient.
For aquaculture, we offer the high-quality, reliable, carbon-negative feed supplement needed for salmon, trout and shrimp, allowing the replacement of lower efficacy petrochemically-derived synthetic astaxanthin.