FeedKind® significantly reduces Vibrio in shrimp, improves survival during an EMS Challenge

San Mateo, CA – 3 November, 2021 – Calysta, Inc. New scientific studies show shrimp welfare could be dramatically improved if fed Calysta’s FeedKind® protein, with the feed ingredient significantly reducing Early Mortality Syndrome risk. 

EMS is one of the biggest issues facing shrimp farming today, having cost the industry billions of dollars since it was first identified in Asia in 2009.

But a new study on the effectiveness of Calysta’s single-cell protein as a shrimp feed ingredient by Kasetsart University has shown a significant improvement in shrimp immune response to the disease – with survival rates of up to 100% after 15 days exposure, compared to just 76.7% of those fed on a traditional fishmeal-based feed.

FeedKind protein is a family of natural, sustainable and traceable feed ingredients for fish, livestock and pets, produced by fermenting natural gas with a naturally occurring bacteria. It uses no arable land and little water in its production, supporting global food security and helping feed an increasing population in a sustainable way.

Allan LeBlanc, Vice President, Aquaculture Lead at Calysta, said: “Outbreaks of disease remain one of the biggest challenges in aquaculture today. EMS in particular has caused more than $20B in losses to the shrimp industry over the last decade, and disease management and prevention is one of the industry’s highest priorities. 

“FeedKind’s ability to activate shrimps’ innate immune system could be transformative for the industry. As a key ingredient in functional feeds, it can form the backbone of a comprehensive disease prevention strategy for farmers, all while improving animal health and increasing yield. 

“With a growing global population and increasing demand for protein, being able to produce more food from less is absolutely crucial to helping us maximize existing resources and improve global food security.”

The results of the new trial on the effectiveness of Calysta’s single cell protein feed in farmed shrimp also show FeedKind-based feeds are just as effective in promoting growth and survival in shrimp compared to traditional fishmeal-based feeds. 

The study, carried out by Dr. Orapint at the Nutrition and Aquafeed Laboratory, Department of Aquaculture, Faculty of Fisheries, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand, is published today in the journal, Frontiers in Marine Science. The study said: “FeedKind does not inhibit growth performance, feed efficiency, or survival of shrimp. Additionally, shrimp in this study demonstrated an increased tolerance to disease when challenged with Vibrio, indicating FeedKind protein may help promote a robust immune response.”

Since its discovery in 2009, EMS has wreaked havoc in Asian aquaculture markets. In China, output was reduced by up to 80% in some regions, while Thailand reported $11.5billion in losses due to the disease between 2010-16. Vietnam had similar issues, citing losses of more than $2.5billion. 

The FeedKind study saw Penaeus vannamei shrimp fed a variety of diets, from a control diet comprised of traditional fishmeal-based feed, to diets with increasing quantities of FeedKind protein to replace the fishmeal; at 33%, 66% and 100% – up to a total of 15% of feed.

The shrimp then spent 15 days continuously exposed to the causative agent of EMS, Vibrio parahaemolyticus. All shrimp on the FeedKind-based diets showed greater survival rates compared to the fishmeal-based feed, from 76.7% in the control, to 86.7% at 5% FeedKind, 96.7% in 10% FeedKind and 100% in the 15% concentration of FeedKind.

The current study has shown that fishmeal can be entirely replaced in shrimp diets with FeedKind. Additionally, the replacement of fishmeal with methanotroph bacteria meal protein, FeedKind, followed by a natural V. parahaemolyticus challenge led to improved survival.

Calysta’s 50/50 JV with Adisseo, Calysseo, is in the process of building the world’s first FeedKind commercial production facility in Chongqing, China, with completion of the first 20,000 tonne per year plant expected next year and expansion shortly thereafter.

Investors in Calysta include bp, Adisseo, and AquaSpark. For more information about Calysta, visit www.Calysta.com. Join the newsletter at www.FeedKind.com.

About Calysta

Calysta, Inc., San Mateo, CA, is a biotechnology company working towards a future where the world’s growing population has guaranteed food security. Calysta’s aim is to make more from less by fermenting natural gas to create new food products, creating sustainable, high value nutritional ingredients that don’t interfere with the human food chain. 

FeedKind®, is made using very little water and no agricultural land by fermenting natural gas, an abundant source of energy, to create a safe, nutritious, traceable and affordable protein. Produced via a natural fermentation, it is non-GMO, price competitive with existing sources of protein and produced to the highest quality standards. FeedKind has been commercially validated through extensive customer trials in aquaculture, agriculture and pet food.

Contacts: Calysta – Steven Flanagan, (+44) 141 343 3250 or sflanagan@webershandwick.com or Calysta Media Information, info@calysta.com

Calysta bolsters senior team and board with the appointment of new CFO and board member

San Mateo, CA – September 13, 2021 – Calysta, Inc. World-leading alternative protein producer Calysta has bolstered its strategic leadership.

Keysha Bailey becomes CFO while Rabobank veteran Jacqueline Pieters-Zetsma joins the Board of Directors as an independent non-exec board member.

Keysha Bailey brings over 20 years of strategic financial and operational leadership with results in scaling enterprises as well as established complex organizations, in both the public and private sectors. She has over a decade of investment and capital markets experience with J.P. Morgan and Prudential, and was most recently CFO at Rocketship Education in California.

As part of the Executive team, Keysha will play an integral role in the company’s global growth and commercialization, ahead of the delivery of the world’s first commercial scale FeedKind® production facility being developed in China by Calysseo, Calysta’s 50/50 joint venture with Adisseo.

Based in The Netherlands, Jacqueline Pieters-Zetsma joins Calysta’s Board of Directors alongside representatives from Adisseo, bp ventures and Aqua Spark. Jacqueline brings an in-depth knowledge of global food and agriculture financing and sustainability-oriented banking.

Welcoming Keysha and Jacqueline to Calysta, the company’s President, CEO and Founder, Alan Shaw, said: “Keysha and Jacqueline join us at a very exciting time in our development, with the Calysseo facility in China expected to start operation next year.

“Keysha will be an invaluable asset to Calysta as it gears up the commercial launch of FeedKind, and we’ll no doubt benefit hugely from Jacqueline’s extensive experience in the sustainable food and agriculture sector.”

Keysha commented: “I’m delighted to be joining Calysta as the company begins a significant new chapter in its history. I’m looking forward to working as part of the senior team to steer the organization as it plans to enter the Asian market and works to address the very real challenge of making our global food system more sustainable.”

Jacqueline said: “One of the biggest challenges we face is finding a way to feed our growing population in a more sustainable way, and I’m passionate about food and agriculture businesses which aid global food security while protecting mother nature. I believe FeedKind protein has an important part to play in enabling us to feed more people using less of our precious natural resources, and I look forward to working with Calysta to help it achieve its vision.”

News of the appointments comes days after Calysta announced completion of a $39 million equity financing round, led by bp ventures, to support commercial production of Calysta’s FeedKind® protein. Joining bp ventures in the round were Adisseo and AquaSpark, as well as other existing Calysta investors.

FeedKind® protein is a family of natural, sustainable, and traceable feed ingredients for fish, livestock and pets, produced by fermenting natural gas with a naturally occurring bacteria. It uses no arable land and almost no water in its production, supporting global food security and helping feed an increasing population in a sustainable way.

Calysta’s 50/50 JV with Adisseo, Calysseo, is in the process of building the world’s first FeedKind® commercial production facility in Chongqing, China, with 20,000 tonnes expected to come onto the market in 2022 and 60,000 tonnes shortly thereafter.

Investors in Calysta include bp, Adisseo, Temasek, AquaSpark, Mitsui and Cargill. For more information about Calysta, visit www.Calysta.com. Join the newsletter at www.FeedKind.com.

About Calysta

Calysta, Inc., San Mateo, CA, is a biotechnology company working towards a future where the world’s growing population has guaranteed food security. Calysta’s aim is to make more from less by fermenting natural gas to create new food products, creating sustainable, high value nutritional ingredients that supplement the existing human food chain.

FeedKind®, is made using very little water and no agricultural land by fermenting natural gas, an abundant source of energy, to create a safe, nutritious, traceable and affordable protein. Produced via a natural fermentation, it is non-GMO, price competitive with existing sources of protein and produced to the highest quality standards. FeedKind has been commercially validated through extensive customer trials in aquaculture, agriculture and pet food.

Contacts: Calysta – Steven Flanagan, (+44) 141 343 3250 or sflanagan@webershandwick.com or Calysta Media Information, info@calysta.com

Calysta announces $39 Million investment to fund global expansion plans

San Mateo, CA (September 9, 2021)Calysta, Inc. Leading alternative protein producer Calysta has completed a $39 million financing round, led by bp ventures, to support global scale-up of production of Calysta’s FeedKind® protein.

FeedKind is a family of natural, sustainable, and traceable feed ingredients for fish, livestock and pets. It is produced using no arable land or water and improves global protein security, one of the greatest challenges facing the world today.

The expansion of the Series D-1 funding round will support scoping and pre development of the company’s next manufacturing site, outside Asia. Calysta is currently working towards completion of the world’s first commercial FeedKind production facility in China via Calysseo, Calysta’s 50/50 JV with Adisseo. It is set to come online late 2022. It also operates an R&D facility in the UK.

Joining bp ventures in the round were Adisseo, AquaSpark and WTI, as well as Calysta’s other existing investors.

“In expanding FeedKind production beyond the current growth strategy in Asia, we are aiming to continue to convert low cost natural gas resources into high-value, environmentally-friendly protein alternatives,” said Thomas Huot, Ph.D., Calysta’s COO.

“Global food and protein supply chains have never been more challenged, thanks to increasing land and water scarcity coupled with an ever-growing global population.

“FeedKind makes more from less by utilizing the abundant natural gas resources to produce feed for fish, livestock and pets, reducing the pressure on our oceans and arable land for non-animal feed production.”

Calysta’s technology produces sustainable single-cell protein, which is produced through a proprietary, commercially validated gas fermentation process using naturally occurring, non-GM microbes that use methane as their energy source.

Thomas Huot continued: “We look forward to working closely with our strategic partners at bp and Adisseo as we expand our FeedKind production to the world. Calysta will benefit from bp’s operational excellence and focus on delivering sustainable energy. Meanwhile Adisseo is accelerating commercialization of the product and supporting sales and marketing efforts in Asia.”

Meghan Sharp, head of bp ventures, said: “We believe Calysta’s innovation offers an opportunity to deliver sustainable protein for the planet and supports bp’s strategy of creating new markets in which gas can play a material role in delivering a more sustainable future. That’s why in 2019 bp ventures invested in Calysta and its FeedKind technology, and today we are excited to build on that investment with an additional $10 million commitment.”

Calysta’s patented, state-of-the-art fermentation process uses no arable land and very little water. It does not compete with the human food chain, meaning more food can be produced with less resources.

In aquaculture, Calysta’s initial market opportunity, FeedKind is seen as a key enabler for growth by reducing reliance on conventional sources of protein.

Currently, the aquaculture market relies on fishmeal – which is made from small, wild-caught fish – or soy protein to produce feed for its stock. FeedKind has been proven to be a safe and effective alternative for these proteins – allowing for the expansion of aquaculture without needing to catch more fish from the ocean or use more wild spaces to grow crops.

The global population has grown from 7billion in 2010 to 7.9 billion today. It is expected to reach nearly 10billion by 2050. With incomes growing across the developing world, the Food and Agriculture Division of the United Nations predicts that world meat production will double by 2050.

FeedKind protein can help achieve a sustainable food future by meeting the growing demands for protein while avoiding deforestation and allowing the restoration of abandoned and unproductive land.

Calysseo, Calysta’s 50/50 JV with Adisseo, will bring 20,000 tonnes of production capacity online in 2022, with 60,000 tonnes to follow shortly thereafter. There is already significant customer demand for this protein in China.

Additional product manufactured outside Asia will support sustainable growth of the aquaculture sector in key markets by delivering nutritious feed that does not compete with the human food chain.

ENDS

For more information about Calysta, visit www.Calysta.com. Join the newsletter at www.FeedKind.com.

About Calysta

Calysta, Inc., Menlo Park, CA, is a biotechnology company working towards a future where the world’s growing population has guaranteed food security. Calysta’s aim is to make more from less by fermenting natural gas to create new food products, creating sustainable, high value nutritional ingredients that don’t interfere with the human food chain.

FeedKind®, is made using very little water and no agricultural land by fermenting natural gas, an abundant source of energy, to create a safe, nutritious, traceable and affordable protein. Produced via a natural fermentation, it is non-GMO, price competitive with existing sources of protein and produced to the highest quality standards. FeedKind has been commercially validated through extensive customer trials in aquaculture, agriculture and pet food.

Contacts: Calysta – Steven Flanagan, (+44) 141 343 3250 or sflanagan@webershandwick.com or Calysta Media Information, info@calysta.com

New trial shows FeedKind an ideal feed ingredient for Japanese Yellowtail

Menlo Park, CA – 30 March, 2021 – Calysta, Inc. Calysta’s sustainable protein FeedKind® has been shown to be an ideal feed ingredient for use in Japanese yellowtail or Hamachi, one of the most popular food fish in Japan and a sushi staple.

Published in the journal Aquaculture, the latest study shows that FeedKind integration into the Hamachi diet has no impact on growth rates or health of the fish up to 20% of total feed.

The study comes after Calysta confirmed a 50/50 joint venture with Adisseo to form Calysseo, which is building the world’s first commercial FeedKind production facility in China for supply to Asia. Twenty-thousand tonnes of protein will be available from 2022.

Allan LeBlanc, Vice President of Market Development at Calysta, said:  “We already knew FeedKind was a quality product that can play an important part in even the most demanding applications, and being able to count Hamachi among the species we have now validated the product for is yet further evidence of that. It shows that FeedKind protein can be used as successfully in carnivorous marine species common to Asian markets as it has been in salmonids and shrimp.

LeBlanc added: “As it can be produced independent of weather conditions or other environmental factors, FeedKind can provide supply chain stability while maintaining growth and performance of the animal; making it a fantastic addition to the feedmill and farmer’s toolbox.”

The paper, Methanotroph (Methylococcus capsulatus, Bath) bacteria meal as an alternative protein source for Japanese yellowtail, Seriola quinqueradiata, by Dr. Amal Biswas of Japan’s Kindai University, details two trials, one of 1,500 yellowtail fish, the second of 800. Both were analysed over an eight-week period. In both cases, a control diet was used, alongside increasing concentrations of FeedKind.

Fish survivability was 100% across all tests, with no significant difference between the control diets and the 25% inclusion rate across both trial groups. The study further showed that the alternative protein can effectively replace 30% of fishmeal protein in the diet of yellowtail without any impact on growth rate, digestibility, daily feeding rate or feed efficiency.

Dr. Amal Biswas, Professor at Kindai University said: “Japanese yellowtail is one of the most popular fish in Japan and is known the world over for sushi, but farmers have had to contend with unpredictable feed costs, a problem that will only be exacerbated without effective alternative proteins.”

The results come as Calysta and JV partners Adisseo confirm that construction of the Calysseo production facility in Chongqing, China, is progressing as planned and on time.

Thomas JG Huot Ph.D., COO of Calysta and joint director of the Calysseo joint venture with Adisseo, said: “The timing of this, in the context of the construction of our plant in China, is particularly advantageous. It is perhaps even more important when set against the backdrop of the protein gap and the need to produce more from less, improving food security and helping make food production systems as a whole more sustainable.”

FeedKind is produced by fermenting natural gas with a naturally occurring bacteria, producing a single cell protein that makes an ideal feed ingredient for fish, livestock and pets. It uses no arable land in its production and almost no water. Fully traceable, FeedKind can be used to bring greater transparency to the food chain, with a simple test able to identify if a fish on the retailer’s shelves was fed FeedKind.

The non-GMO protein has already been shown to be an effective feed for salmon, trout and shrimp, as well as pets and terrestrial livestock. It is approved for commercial use in feeds throughout the EU, Japan, and Thailand, among other countries.

Kindai University is renowned for its world-class aquaculture technology, with a legacy of innovation that stretches back more than 70 years. It was the first in the world to establish a full-cycle aquaculture system for Pacific bluefin tuna in 2002 – the culmination of 32 years of research.

Calysta’s 50/50 JV with Adisseo, Calysseo, is in the process of building the world’s first FeedKind commercial production facility in Chongqing, China, with 20,000 tonnes to come onto the market in 2022 and a major expansion shortly thereafter.

Investors in Calysta include bp, Adisseo, Temasek, AquaSpark, Mitsui and Cargill. For more information about Calysta, visit www.Calysta.com. Join the newsletter at www.FeedKind.com.


About Calysta
Calysta, Inc., Menlo Park, CA, is a biotechnology company working towards a future where the world’s growing population has guaranteed food security. Calysta’s aim is to make more from less by fermenting natural gas to create new food products, creating sustainable, high value nutritional ingredients that don’t interfere with the human food chain.

FeedKind®, is made using very little water and no agricultural land by fermenting natural gas, an abundant source of energy, to create a safe, nutritious, traceable and affordable protein. Produced via a natural fermentation, it is non-GMO, price competitive with existing sources of protein and produced to the highest quality standards. FeedKind has been commercially validated through extensive customer trials in aquaculture, agriculture and pet food.

 

Contacts:
Calysta – Steven Flanagan, (+44) 141 343 3250 or sflanagan@webershandwick.com. or Calysta Media Information, info@calysta.com

Adisseo and Calysta’s world-leading alternative protein joint venture breaks ground in China

— Calysseo’s plant will supply Asia, the world’s largest aquafeed market —

— Introduction of sustainable protein production platform to provide improved security for aquafeed ingredient supply chain —

A completely new sustainable alternative protein that uses no arable land and almost no water in its production will be available in China in 2022, as work gets underway on Calysseo’s flagship plant.

Calysseo, a joint venture between worldwide animal nutrition leader Adisseo and protein innovator Calysta, is building a first facility in Chongqing, China, which is expected to become the world’s first commercial-scale production facility of single-cell protein.

Delegates gathered at the site for a ceremony to mark the beginning of construction, which will deliver 20,000 tonnes of FeedKind® protein in its first phase. A second phase will bring extra tonnes of capacity to the market to meet market demand. The plant will supply the Asian aquafeed market, which represents more than 70% of the world’s aquafeed market.

Jean-Marc Dublanc, CEO of Adisseo, stated: “Today’s groundbreaking is a landmark moment in the delivery of a disruptive technology that can provide benefits on several levels for Asian aquaculture. We are proud to bring the world’s first commercial-scale FeedKind production facility to China in partnership with Calysta.

“Adisseo is committed to making strategic investments that can improve the sustainability and security of the Asian feed ingredient market, in the context of continuous growth of world’s population and demand for high quality protein.”

Thomas JG Huot Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer of Calysta and Executive Director of Calysseo, said: “Breaking ground on this world-first commercial scale FeedKind plant is the culmination of decades of development – and therefore a particularly proud moment for both Calysta and our partners, Adisseo.

“Calysseo’s facility will be the first in the world to deliver a reliable, high-quality alternative protein ingredient using innovative gas fermentation technology, using no arable land and almost no water. After a year unlike any other in living memory, I passionately believe this announcement is a hugely positive development and marks the beginning of a new era of sustainable food production.

FeedKind protein is nutritious, safe and, importantly, a truly sustainable product that can bring extra value to the Asian aquaculture market and a new level of security to the feed supply chain.

The plant is being built by Calysseo in the Changshou National Economic and Technological Development Area, Chongqing City. The strategic partnership between Adisseo and Calysta will directly address one of the most important opportunities in aquaculture – to provide high quality seafood without adding extra pressures to the environment.

The global aquaculture market is experiencing strong growth and is expected to become the third largest animal protein source, with the production representing more than 100 million tonnes.

Meanwhile, the human population is set to grow to 10 billion by 2050, meaning an increasing demand for proteins.

FeedKind is produced by fermenting natural gas with a naturally occurring bacteria, producing a non-GMO feed ingredient, a safe, nutritious, traceable and affordable protein.

The alternative protein will also help to reduce pressure on wild fisheries. If used instead of fishmeal, 100,000 tonnes of FeedKind could mean that between approx. 420-450k tonnes of wild-caught fish could be saved. Used instead of soy, the same quantity of FeedKind could free up as much as 535 km2 of land and would save 9 billion litres of water.

Jean-Marc Dublanc, CEO of Adisseo, added: “On top of the significant environmental benefits of  FeedKind,it is important to recognize the full value of the nutritional characteristics and the extra health benefits verified through live academic trials, which will create additional value for the aquafeed producers via nutritional formulation at a more precise and advanced level.”

About Adisseo
Adisseo is one of the world’s leading experts in feed additives.

The group relies on its 10 research centres and its production sites based in Europe, USA and China to design, produce and market nutritional solutions for sustainable animal feed. With more than 2,200 employees, it serves around 3,900 customers in over 110 different countries through its global distribution network.

Adisseo is one of the main subsidiaries of China National BlueStar, leader in the Chinese chemical industry with nearly 21,500 employees and a turnover of 9,3 billion USD.

Adisseo is listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange.

For more information: www.adisseo.com

Contact Adisseo:
Communication Director: Patrick Settelen  Patrick.settelen@adisseo.com

About Calysta
Calysta, Menlo Park, CA, is a biotechnology company working towards a future where the world’s growing population has guaranteed food security. Calysta’s aim is to make more from less by fermenting natural gas to create new food products, creating sustainable, high value nutritional ingredients that don’t interfere with the human food chain.

FeedKind®, is made using very little water and no agricultural land by fermenting natural gas, an abundant source of energy, to create a safe, nutritious, traceable and affordable protein. It is non-GMO, price competitive with existing sources of protein and produced to the highest quality standards. FeedKind has been commercially validated through extensive customer trials in aquaculture, agriculture and pet food.

Contact Calysta:
Communication : Natalie Buxton  NBuxton@webershandwick.com
Steven Flanagan SFlanagan@webershandwick.com

Calysta appoints former Quorn and Mars innovation lead as new CTO

Menlo Park, CA – Tuesday September, 8 2020  World-leading alternative protein producer, Calysta, has signaled its future intentions with the appointment of food and feed innovation veteran Dr Geoff Bryant as Chief Technology Officer.

Dr Geoff Bryant has more than 20 years’ experience in leading R&D and technology teams, most recently as Quorn Foods Technical and Innovation Director and previously with Mars Inc. Based at Calysta’s UK Technology Hub in Teesside, he will oversee global product development, engineering and innovation activities and the delivery of the world’s first FeedKind® production facility, Calysseo, Calysta’s 50/50 joint venture with Adisseo in China.

As part of the Executive team, Geoff will play an integral role in the product development strategy and technology road-map across Asia, the US and Europe.

Geoff comes to Calysta having most recently led Quorn’s R&D and technical teams in fermentation science, new product development, innovation, quality, regulatory and process technology. He also spent 16 years with Mars Inc in several regional and global roles, during which time he was assigned as the Global Specialty Petfood R&D Vice President.

Welcoming Geoff to Calysta, the company’s Chief Operating Officer, Thomas JG Huot Ph.D., said: “This is a very important appointment for Calysta. Geoff comes in at a very exciting time in our development, with the Calysseo facility in China due to start operation in 2022.

“As we move into the next phase of our growth, expanding our product line is very important to us and Geoff will be a terrific asset to the company as we increase our research and development activities, both globally and at our strategically important UK facility.”

Geoff, whose most recent role saw him develop and implement technology and innovation strategies for plant-based, meat-free foods, said: “I am passionate about transforming the food system and I strongly believe sustainable proteins such as FeedKind can play a crucial role in helping reduce the impact food production has on our planet.

“Calysta’s mission is to make more from less, and I am looking forward to meeting that challenge in this exciting new role.”

FeedKind® protein is a family of natural, sustainable, and traceable feed ingredients for fish, livestock and pets, produced by fermenting natural gas with a naturally occurring bacteria. It uses no arable land and almost no water in its production, supporting global food security and helping feed an increasing population in a sustainable way

Calysta’s 50/50 JV with Adisseo, Calysseo, is in the process of building the world’s first FeedKind commercial production facility in Chongqing, China, with 20,000 tonnes to come onto the market in 2022 and 100,000 tonnes shortly thereafter.

Investors in Calysta include bp, Adisseo, Temasek, AquaSpark, Mitsui and Cargill. For more information about Calysta, visit www.Calysta.com. Join the newsletter at www.FeedKind.com

About Calysta

Calysta, Inc., Menlo Park, CA, is a biotechnology company working towards a future where the world’s growing population has guaranteed food security. Calysta’s aim is to make more from less by fermenting natural gas to create new food products, creating sustainable, high value nutritional ingredients that don’t interfere with the human food chain.

FeedKind®, is made using very little water and no agricultural land by fermenting natural gas, an abundant source of energy, to create a safe, nutritious, traceable and affordable protein. Produced via a natural fermentation, it is non-GMO, price competitive with existing sources of protein and produced to the highest quality standards. FeedKind has been commercially validated through extensive customer trials in aquaculture, agriculture and pet food.

Contacts: Calysta – Steven Flanagan, (+44) 141 343 3250 or sflanagan@webershandwick.com. or Calysta Media Information, info@calysta.com

EY Announces Alan Shaw of Calysta as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 Northern California Award Finalist

Celebrating the unstoppable entrepreneurs whose ambitions transform our world

Menlo Park, CA – 27 August 2020 – Calysta, Inc. Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that Alan Shaw, President, CEO and co-founder of Calysta was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 Northern California Award finalist. Now in its 34th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program honors entrepreneurial business leaders whose ambitions deliver innovation, growth and prosperity as they build and sustain successful businesses that transform our world. Shaw was selected as one of 19 finalists by a panel of independent judges.

Award winners will be announced through a special virtual event on October 7 and will join a lifelong community of esteemed Entrepreneur Of The Year alumni from around the world. This year, unstoppable entrepreneurs who have provided extraordinary support for their communities, employees and others during the COVID-19 crisis will also be recognized for their courage, resilience and ingenuity.

Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive award programs for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. The nominees are evaluated based on six criteria, including overcoming adversity; financial performance; societal impact and commitment to building a values-based company; innovation; and talent management. Since its launch, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries around the world.

Reacting to his nomination, Shaw said: “In a year of extraordinary challenges for businesses across the world, being shortlisted as a finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year®, the world’s most prestigious award for entrepreneurs, is particularly humbling and an honor.

“Now is the climate for innovation and entrepreneurialism. For Calysta and companies like us, the opportunities created by The Great Reset to find new solutions to the challenges we face in the months and years ahead will create new markets, new opportunities and new growth.

“Calysta’s lead product, FeedKind®, is one of the first commercial scale alternative proteins and is an ideal feed ingredient for fish, livestock and pets. It supports global food security by freeing land and water currently used to grow conventional proteins, helping feed an increasing population in a sustainable way.”

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards, to be announced in November during a virtual awards gala. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in June 2021.

Entrepreneur Of The Year Award winners become lifetime members of a global, multi-industry community of entrepreneurs, with exclusive, ongoing access to the experience, insight and wisdom of program alumni and other ecosystem members in over 60 countries — all supported by vast EY resources.

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In Northern California, sponsors also include Woodruff Sawyer and Chatham Financial.

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