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Calysta and UK Partners Win IChemE Global Team Award for Excellence From Institution of Chemical Engineers

FeedKind® Protein Teesside Facility Launch Recognized

Menlo Park, CA–November 14, 2017–Calysta, Inc. today announced the company and two partners have been awarded the 2017 IChemE Global Team Award for excellence at Calysta’s UK production facility in Teesside.

The IChemE awards are given annually by the Institution of Chemical Engineers, and this year the competition attracted more than 140 entries from 21 countries.

Calysta, the Centre for Process Innovation and Otto Simon Ltd received the award for design, construction and successful launch of Calysta’s new market introduction facility in Teesside. The plant uses Calysta’s innovative gas-phase fermentation process to produce FeedKind® protein, a feed-quality protein for use in fish and livestock feed.

John McGagh, IChemE’s president, said: “IChemE’s Team Award is important because it celebrates collaboration and diversity of thinking – something that is integral to robust, sustainable outcomes that benefit society.

“Calysta UK, the Centre for Process Innovation and Otto Simon have proved this through their winning project. They have delivered a plant with environmental and ecological impact at the forefront of the planning process, and delivered a facility which will ultimately tackle one of the biggest issues facing the population – food security.”

“We want to congratulate the entire team at all three organizations for this significant honor,” said Graham Aylen, Calysta Vice President of Capital Projects. “Thanks to excellent engineering collaboration from the project team, the plant was delivered against a fast-tracked construction program with zero injuries. Samples have been distributed worldwide for feeding trials, marking a significant step towards engineering a sustainable food source for the growing global population.”

“Structuring the project team and the execution programme to take us from a blank sheet of paper through the design stages to a detailed construction, commissioning and operational programme were critical in enabling such a complex fast-track project to be successful,” said Kris Wadrop, Platform Director for the Industrial Biotechnology and Biorefining business in CPI. “Combining a motivated and passionate customer with a knowledgeable multi-disciplinary team of scientists and engineers proved an outstanding combination for this project.”

Peter Creer of Otto Simon Ltd said: “Otto Simon enjoyed a very effective collaboration with Calysta and CPI on the project, which was key to delivering this unique plant successfully and safely against a very tight deadline.

“It is rewarding to have been part of a project that has the potential to make such a major contribution to society, and we are delighted that our team’s achievements have been recognized with such a prestigious award.”

Calysta has put state of the art manufacturing and quality assurance processes in place at Teesside resulting from more than 10 years of research and development. In May, Calysta announced successful production of the first four metric tons of FeedKind protein from the facility, and to date the Teesside plant has produced over 10 metric tons.

The facility has recently completed a 12-week continuous run, and has performed to target metrics of yield, productivity and quality.

FeedKind protein is a family of natural, sustainable, and traceable feed ingredients for fish, livestock and pets. It is a safe, non-animal source of protein approved for sale and use in the EU and is being developed to help meet the world’s growing demand for food.

For sample availability, contact info@feedkind.com

About Calysta
Calysta, Menlo Park, CA, is an innovator in sustainable products to improve worldwide food security. Calysta develops and commercializes FeedKind® protein, an alternative feed ingredient for fish, livestock and pet nutritional products.

Contacts
Steven Flanagan, sflanagan@webershandwick.com, +44 (0)7557 210989, Lyn Christenson, lyn@linkagesgroup.com, 650.492.6880, ex. 200, or Calysta Media Information, info@calystaenergy.com

Newcomers can play a leading role in unlocking the Blue Economy

Alan Shaw, President & CEO of Calysta

Today I will have the honour of addressing world leaders about the role of sustainable feed in the growth of aquaculture within the Blue Economy at the Our Ocean Summit in Malta, Europe.

The conference focuses the world’s attention on the coming dual crisis we face – feeding our planet and saving the ocean.

Aquaculture must play a key role in addressing this crisis. But as the protein demand rises, growth in the sector has slowed from 12 percent to five per cent over the last two decades. Lack of feed is cited as the second most important factor in the slowdown, after availability of healthy broodstock.

In order to support growth of aquaculture we must address the shortage of quality feed, and we all know that the incremental volumes of fishmeal and soy required are not possible without irreparably damaging ocean stocks or clearing rainforest land.

At Calysta we are in the process of commercialising FeedKind® protein, which requires minimal land and almost no water use. Our UK market introduction facility is operational and our commercial plant in the US is under construction.

But our proprietary technology can be located anywhere, meaning we can bring the feed to the farm, instead of it being sourced from an ocean or field thousands of miles away.  We can enable food security for countries and regions constrained by access to arable land to.

Our technology can deliver blue growth in aquaculture with minimal impact. It can help The Nature Conservancy realise its vision of restorative aquaculture.

What we need to achieve this is acceptance that relative newcomers, like Calysta, with bold new solutions, can play a leading role in enabling the Blue Economy and delivering a sustainable future.

Hopefully the conversations we have at the conference today will help educate policy makers, investors and thought leaders in the potential for innovative new technologies and products [like FeedKind protein] to play a leading role in unlocking the Blue Economy.

 

FeedKind® Protein Can Enable Blue Economy and Increase Global Food Security

Calysta CEO To Speak at EU-Sponsored Our Ocean Conference in Malta

Menlo Park, CA – October 4, 2017 – Calysta’s FeedKind® protein is poised to contribute to increasing global food security while enabling the Blue Economy.  Alan Shaw, Ph.D., Calysta President and CEO, will highlight the company’s successful development program Friday at the EU’s Our Ocean conference, being held this week in Malta.  FeedKind protein is a family of natural, sustainable and traceable feed ingredients for livestock, fish and pets.

“We are affirming our commitment to enabling the Blue Economy and promoting sustainable aquaculture by providing a sustainable key feed ingredient.  We expect FeedKind protein to reach the commercial market in 2019, providing the aquaculture industry with the first scalable alternative protein that requires no wild caught fish,” Dr. Shaw said.   “FeedKind protein requires no agricultural land, a fraction of the fresh water required by traditional agricultural products, and does not compete with the human food chain in any way.  This advance is the result of an estimated $500 million of investment over the past 30 years by Calysta, our partners and legacy investors.  It confirms our belief in the potential for this product to impact a problem of global proportions.”

“This week’s Our Ocean Conference again focuses the world’s attention on the coming dual crises we face – feeding our planet and saving our ocean,” Dr. Shaw added.  “These can only be solved by initiatives built on international vision supported by practical, real world tools.  We at Calysta look forward to bringing our expertise to the table for this urgent challenge.”

FeedKind production uses 77-98% less water and >99% less land than alternative ingredients such as soy or wheat proteins.  FeedKind has been proved to be a complete fishmeal replacement for major farmed seafood species, including salmon, trout and shrimp, which could enable the creation of diets free from marine ingredients. Additionally, FeedKind protein has been shown to help maintain a healthy gut and improve absorption of key nutrients.

Customer samples of FeedKind protein are now being produced at Calysta’s market introduction facility in the United Kingdom.  Ground was broken in April, 2017 on a 37-acre commercial scale FeedKind production facility in Memphis, TN by NouriTech™, a partnership between Calysta, Cargill, and other investors. The first phase of the NouriTech plant is expected to come online in 2019 and to produce up to 200,000 metric tons of FeedKind protein per year when at full capacity.

About The Our Ocean Conference
The 2017 Our Ocean conference focuses on the key ocean issues of our time – marine protected areas, sustainable fisheries, marine pollution and climate-related impacts in the ocean.  It is being hosted  by the European Union October 5-6 in Malta.  #Our Ocean

About Calysta
Calysta, Inc., Menlo Park, CA, is an innovator in sustainable products to improve worldwide food security. Calysta develops and commercializes FeedKind® protein, an alternative feed ingredient for fish, livestock and pet nutritional products. FeedKind is a safe, sustainable, non-animal source of protein approved for sale in multiple countries. Samples are currently available for global customers and partners in markets including the European Union, the United States, China, Japan, Southeast Asia, and Australia.

Calysta Contacts: Steven Flanagan, sflanagan@webershandwick.com, +44 (0)7557 210989; Lyn Christenson, lyn@linkagesgroup.com, 650.492.6880, ex. 100, or Calysta Media Information, info@calystaenergy.com

 

Calysta Announces Shrimp Trial Results

Calysta’s FeedKind® Protein Successful as a Complete Fishmeal Replacement in Shrimp Feed

Trondheim, Norway–August 15, 2017–Calysta, Inc. today announced that shrimp fed a diet including FeedKind® protein had equivalent or higher survival and growth when compared to shrimp fed a standard fishmeal-based diet. Calysta’s FeedKind protein is a family of natural, sustainable and traceable feed ingredients for livestock, fish and pets. Trial results were announced at AquaNor, the world’s largest aquaculture technology exhibition.

The trial is Calysta’s first study in warm water aquaculture, and represents an entry into the six million metric ton global shrimp feed market. The trial was performed at Auburn University in conjunction with Texas A&M University.

In the trial, post-larvae Pacific white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) were fed a commercially representative control diet containing fishmeal as a primary source of protein. Test diets were prepared where FeedKind protein replaced up to 100% of the fishmeal in the diet on a one-for-one basis. The animals were fed either the control or a test diet for eight weeks in a controlled environment. At the end of the study, shrimp survival was significantly improved in all FeedKind diets (93-97%) compared to the control diet (84%). In addition, the total shrimp weight in all FeedKind diet groups was shown to be equivalent to or improved versus the control fishmeal diet.

“This is a significant expansion of the global market opportunity for FeedKind,” said Josh Silverman, Ph.D., Calysta Founder and Chief Product and Innovation Officer. “FeedKind is being developed to meet the world’s growing demand for food and feed, and this trial demonstrates FeedKind’s potential to improve the diets in some of the world’s most challenging aquaculture species. These results show that FeedKind protein can significantly improve current aquaculture feeds, producing comparable or better results while reducing the overall environmental footprint and improving traceability and quality control in the supply chain.”

“Shrimp remain one of the most valuable seafood commodities within aquaculture, with global trade of more than $20 billion per year,” said Ronnie Tan, a member of the Calysta Advisory Board and Vice President of Blue Archipelago, the largest shrimp enterprise in Malaysia. “Innovative products such as FeedKind will be important new market entries as demand grows in emerging countries for new sources of protein.”

FeedKind is a safe, sustainable, non-animal source of protein approved for sale in multiple countries, and has been shown to use 77-98% less water and >98% less land than alternative ingredients such as soy or wheat proteins.  Samples are currently available for global customers and partners in markets including the European Union, the United States, China, Japan, Southeast Asia, and Australia.

About Calysta
Calysta, Inc., Menlo Park, CA, is an innovator in sustainable products to improve worldwide food security. Calysta develops and commercializes FeedKind® protein, an alternative feed ingredient for fish, livestock and pet nutritional products.

Contacts: Natalie Buxton, nbuxton@webershandwick.com, +44 (0)141 333 0557; Lyn Christenson, lyn@linkagesgroup.com, 650.492.6880, ex. 100, or Calysta Media Information, info@calystaenergy.com

Calysta, Cargill win Corporate Investment & Community Impact Award

Cargill, Calysta, Inc.
Memphis, Tennessee

In August, 2017, Calysta and Cargill were recognized by Trade and Industry Development with a 12th Annual Corporate Investment and Community Impact Award.  The award recognizes corporate locations and investments with a focus on both the company investing in the community and the economic developers responsible for securing the investment. Recognition is bestowed on companies and communities in two site selection categories: corporate investment and community impact.

In Memphis, Tennessee, the two companies have come together to bring scores of new jobs to Memphis.

Cargill and Calysta, along with several third-party investors, plan to build the world’s largest gas fermentation facility in Memphis to produce Calysta’s FeedKind protein, a family of sustainable, traceable nutritional ingredients for fish, livestock and pets. Upon completion of the plant, the new venture expects to initially hire 75 permanent employees and expand to 163 people when the plant is at full ramp-up.

The new venture plans to build and operate this facility on Cargill’s 69-acre property where Cargill currently produces corn oil and stores and distributes sweetener products. The facility is expected to come online in late 2018, producing up to 20,000 metric tons per year of FeedKind protein initially and expanding up to 200,000 metric tons per year when operating at full capacity.

“Cargill has been a part of the Memphis community for 40 years. With the strong support of the state of Tennessee, Shelby County and city of Memphis, we are pleased that the venture chose to locate the facility in Memphis,” Cargill’s Global Vice President of Bioindustrial Brian Silvey said.  “Calysta is very pleased to be joining in this new venture with Cargill in Memphis to open the first U.S. manufacturing plant for FeedKind protein,” added Calysta President and CEO Alan Shaw, Ph.D. “We look forward to partnering with the city of Memphis and the state of Tennessee to bring the next generation of sustainable aquaculture products to market.”

The Cargill, Calysta joint venture represents a $661 million investment, which will have a direct economic impact of $364.5 million and an indirect and induced impact of $517.1 million. Officials expect an additional impact of 296 induced jobs.

“Since 2010, Tennessee’s manufacturing sector has gained 45,402 jobs, which is the fifth-biggest gain among all U.S. states, and I thank Calysta, Cargill and the other investors of this newly created venture for adding jobs to this substantial sector,” said Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd. “On behalf of Team Tennessee, I appreciate this venture for recognizing the advantages of doing business in Tennessee and for initially creating 75 new jobs at its new Memphis operations.”

https://www.tradeandindustrydev.com/industry/2017-corporate-investment-awards-12806

Calysta Commits to Support UN Sustainable Development Goals FeedKind® Protein to Drive Responsible Aquaculture Growth

Menlo Park, CA –June 5, 2017– Calysta, Inc. today announced a pledge supporting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14 to “conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.” The Calysta pledge was made in conjunction with the UN’s Ocean Conference June 5-9 in New York City, and will be published in the Registry of Voluntary Commitments on the conference website.  The Ocean Conference coincides with World Oceans Day on June 8.

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that 90% of marine fish stock species today are either fully or over-fished.  Through the fermentation of a natural, non-sugar based feedstock, Calysta produces FeedKind® protein, a sustainable, traceable, and natural feed ingredient which does not rely on wild fish catch.

“Calysta is committed to advancing technology to promote sustainable aquaculture,” said Josh Silverman, Ph.D., Calysta Founder and Chief Product and Innovation Officer.  “Aquaculture is the fastest growing food production system in the world, and this growth is generating demand for new, innovative protein sources.  FeedKind protein, developed using Calysta’s proprietary fermentation technology, can address this need while contributing to the restoration of ocean fish stocks and mitigation of damaging conventional fishing practices.”

“Calysta also supports the FAO’s Blue Growth Initiative, with specific emphasis on using scientific knowledge, research and development capacity, and market-based initiatives to drive an increase in sustainable aquaculture practices by 2020,” said Lynsey Wenger, Calysta’s Chief Financial Officer and Chief Sustainability Officer.

As part of the conference, the UN has invited outside organizations to submit voluntary commitments in support of Sustainable Development Goal 14.  Adopted in 2015, SDG 14 is part of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, to create “a comprehensive, far-reaching and people centered set of universal and transformative Sustainable Development Goals focused on eradicating poverty.”

Calysta is developing and manufacturing FeedKind protein, a family of natural, sustainable, and traceable feed ingredients for fish, livestock and pets that is being developed to help meet the world’s growing demand for food.  It is a safe, non-animal source of protein approved for sale, and has been shown to use 77-98% less water than alternative ingredients such as soy or wheat proteins.

Samples are currently being produced for global customers and partners in markets including the European Union, the United States, Japan, Southeast Asia, China, and Australia.  A market introduction facility producing sample quantities is located in Teesside, United Kingdom, and the company has recently broken ground with its partner, Cargill, on a commercial scale manufacturing plant in Memphis, TN.

About Calysta
Calysta, Inc., Menlo Park, CA, is an innovator in sustainable products to improve worldwide food security. Calysta develops and commercializes FeedKind protein, an alternative feed ingredient for fish, livestock and pet nutritional products.

Contacts
Steven Flanagan, sflanagan@webershandwick.com, +44 (0)7557 210989,  Lyn Christenson, lyn@linkagesgroup.com, 650.492.6880, ex. 100, or Calysta Media Information, info@calystaenergy.com

 

Calysta Announces First Shipments of FeedKind® Protein Commercial Samples Worldwide

Production at UK Facility Achieves Design Parameters

Teesside, Wilton, UK –(May 9, 2017) — Calysta, Inc. today announced the successful production of over four metric tons of commercially representative FeedKind® protein for distribution to customers and partners globally.  These samples will support market development in the European Union, the United States, Japan, Southeast Asia, China, and Australia.  FeedKind protein is a family of natural, sustainable, and traceable feed ingredients for fish, livestock and pets that is being developed to help meet the world’s growing demand for food.

FeedKind protein is produced via a continuous fermentation process of a natural microorganism, using the world’s only commercially-validated gas fermentation process.  The Teesside plant has met its design parameters, including key commercial metrics such as yield and productivity.  The facility has successfully maintained a continuous fermentation for eight weeks, and has produced over four metric tons of commercially representative FeedKind protein to date.

“We are extremely pleased at the performance of this facility achieving its target metrics quickly, safely and efficiently,” said Graham Aylen, Calysta Vice President of Capital Projects.  “This accomplishment has been possible based on the strength of our proprietary technology and the fact that this facility is a scaled-down version of a successful commercial facility.”

Calysta has put state-of-the-art manufacturing and quality assurance processes in place resulting from more than 10 years of research and development on FeedKind protein.  The Teesside facility is a scale-down from a reactor demonstrated to produce at a rate of 10,000 metric tons per year.  In April 2017, Calysta and Cargill held the groundbreaking of what will be the world’s largest gas fermentation facility in Memphis, TN, to produce FeedKind protein.  Engineering is underway, and the facility is planned to come online in early 2019.  It is expected to produce up to 20,000 metric tons per year of FeedKind protein from two full-scale reactors initially and expanding to up to 200,000 metric tons per year when operating at full capacity.

“I want to commend our team in the UK for achieving this significant milestone and hitting our facility’s design parameters in a very short timeframe,” said Alan Shaw, Ph.D., Calysta President and CEO.  “It is a testament to our team’s extensive experience in continuous fermentation and the power of our proprietary technology. Our customers are now able to benefit from Calysta’s substantial investment in research and manufacturing technology for FeedKind protein over the last decade.”

FeedKind protein is a natural, proprietary, and competitively priced animal feed ingredient.  It is a safe, non-animal source of protein approved for sale and use in the EU and has been tested on multiple species, including fish, livestock, and pets.

For sample availability, contact info@feedkind.com

About Calysta
Calysta, Menlo Park, CA, is an innovator in sustainable products to improve worldwide food security. Calysta develops and commercializes FeedKind® protein, an alternative feed ingredient for fish, livestock and pet nutritional products. 

Contacts
Steven Flanagan, sflanagan@webershandwick.com, +44 (0)7557 210989,  Lyn Christenson, lyn@linkagesgroup.com, 650.492.6880, ex. 200, or Calysta Media Information, info@calystaenergy.com

Calysta Completes $40 Million Series D Financing

FeedKind® Protein Manufacturing Advances To Commercial Production

Menlo Park, CA – May 1, 2017 – Calysta, Inc. today announced $40 million in Series D funding, in a financing round led by Mitsui & Co. Ltd., Tokyo, Japan.  Also participating were Temasek, a Singapore-based investment company and current investors Cargill, the Municipal Employee Retirement System (MERS) of Michigan, Walden Riverwood Ventures, Aqua-Spark and Pangaea Ventures. 

Joining the Calysta Board of Directors from Mitsui will be Hitoshi Kudo, General Manager, Animal Nutrition Dept., Nutriscience Division, Nutrition & Agriculture Business Unit.  Joining from Temasek will be Suan Swee Tan, Managing Director, Investments Agribusiness and Biotech.

Calysta intends to use a majority of the proceeds of the Series D investment to advance commercial scale manufacturing of Calysta’s FeedKind® protein, a family of sustainable, traceable nutritional ingredients for fish, livestock and pets.

“We are very pleased to welcome Mitsui and Temasek to Calysta’s strategic family of investors, supporting committed investing in products that will make a global impact,” said Tom Baruch, Executive Chairman of the Board. “Calysta’s FeedKind protein, expected to enter commercial production in 2019, can help address the world’s growing demand for new sustainable sources of protein and greater food security.

“We look forward to working with Mitsui as a strategic partner in marketing and distribution of FeedKind in important new markets (Asia) and in the expansion of FeedKind production,”  Mr. Baruch added.  “We also welcome the opportunity to establish a significant collaboration in Singapore with Temasek, a leader in supporting innovative technology development.”

In November 2016, Calysta and Cargill, along with several third-party investors, announced plans to invest in the creation of the world’s largest gas fermentation facility in Memphis, TN, to produce FeedKind protein.  The facility is expected to come online in 2019, producing up to 20,000 metric tons per year of FeedKind protein initially and expanding to up to 200,000 metric tons per year when operating at full capacity.  Calysta also operates a Market Introduction Facility in the United Kingdom supplying sample quantities of FeedKind protein for customers.

About Calysta
Calysta, Menlo Park, CA, is an innovator in sustainable products to improve worldwide food security. Calysta develops and commercializes FeedKind® protein, an alternative feed ingredient for fish, livestock and pet nutritional products.

About Mitsui
Mitsui & Co., Ltd., is a diversified global trading, investment, and service enterprise headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.   Mitsui & Co. pursues “360° business innovation” that ranges from product sales, worldwide logistics and financing, through to the development of major international infrastructure and other projects. It maintains a global network of 137 offices in 65 countries/regions, and has 462 group companies and associated companies worldwide.

About Temasek
Temasek is an investment company based in Singapore. Temasek was incorporated in 1974 and is supported by 11 offices globally. Temasek’s investment themes centre on: Transforming Economies; Growing Middle Income Populations; Deepening Comparative Advantages; and Emerging Champions. Its portfolio covers a broad spectrum of industries: telecommunications, media & technology; financial services; transportation & industrials; consumer & real estate; life sciences & agriculture; as well as energy & resources.

Contacts
Lyn Christenson, lyn@linkagesgroup.com, 650.492.6880, ex. 200, or Calysta Media Information, info@calystaenergy.com;  Steven Flanagan, sflanagan@webershandwick.com, +44 (0)7557 210989.

Calysta, Cargill officially break ground on NouriTech, a new feed production plant in Memphis

(Memphis, Tenn.) April 26, 2017 – NouriTech™ and its lead investors, Calysta, Inc. and Cargill, were joined by state and local elected officials today to officially break ground on a 37-acre Memphis feed production facility. The plant will be home to the world’s largest gas fermentation operation that will produce Calysta’s FeedKind® protein, a nourishing and sustainable feed ingredient for fish, livestock and pets, using its proprietary technology.

“Today’s groundbreaking is an important milestone for this project and our Cargill Memphis campus as it demonstrates our ongoing commitment to Tennessee, Shelby County and Memphis and has expanded our pledge to aquaculture as an increasingly important source of food,” said Cargill Managing Director Mike Wagner.

“FeedKind protein is a new sustainable feed ingredient that is critical to helping meet sharply rising global demand for food,” said Alan Shaw, Ph.D., Calysta President and CEO. “We are delighted to partner with Cargill and the Memphis community to launch construction at NouriTech of our first commercial scale manufacturing plant. This is the next step in bringing this important product to markets throughout the world.”

Upon completion, NouriTech will occupy 37 acres of Cargill’s 69-acre property on President’s Island, employ approximately 160 full-time team members and produce approximately 200,000 metric tons of FeedKind annually. The first phase of construction is expected to be completed in 2018, with the plant online in 2019, and the second phase of construction completed in 2020.

State and community representatives spoke at the ceremony, including Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe; Shelby County Mayor Mark H. Luttrell, Jr.; Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland; and Greater Memphis Chamber President Phil Trenary.

“It is great to see NouriTech break ground on its new Memphis facility,” Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe said. “The company announced plans in November 2016 to locate its new manufacturing facility in Shelby County and create many news jobs, and it is exciting to see NouriTech start the process of building this new facility. I look forward to seeing NouriTech continue to succeed in Tennessee and in the city of Memphis.”

“We’re delighted about NouriTech’s decision to expand its mission in our community. It’s a thriving company that now has a new name and a new logo that will be known to people throughout the world.

NouriTech has invested its corporate resources here which will create many new jobs and strengthen our business community,” said Shelby County Mayor Mark H. Luttrell, Jr.

“We’re proud to have played a unique role in enabling NouriTech to create new jobs here in Memphis,” said Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland. “I’m proud this innovative venture decided that Memphis was the best place for it to grow, and I’m so glad to have another example of the momentum we’re seeing in our city.”

“Memphis has established itself as a major center for advanced manufacturing, and we welcome the NouriTech brand to this community bringing new jobs and investment to Memphis,” said Greater Memphis Chamber President and CEO, Phil Trenary.

NouriTech’s 37-acre site will feature:

  • A one-story administration building that will house technicians, engineers, supervisory and management staff.
  • Twenty fermenters, each similar in size to a football field end zone. Two fermenters are expected to be installed in the first phase of construction and up to an additional 18 in the second phase.
  • Several dryers, each approximately the height of a six-story building. One dryer will be built and used for the first phase of construction and the remaining dryers will be built in phase two.
  • Several kilometers of piping.
  • Various processing, filtration and product handling and loading equipment.
NouriTech-Groundbreaking

NouriTech breaks ground: Brian Silvey, Cargill VP and Global Bioindustrial Director; Mike Wagner, Cargill Managing Director; Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe; Shelby County Mayor Mark H. Luttrell, Jr.; Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland; Greater Memphis Chamber President; Phil Trenary; Alan Shaw, Ph.D., President and CEO, Calysta; and Doug Sheldon, Managing Executive/COO, NouriTech

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About NouriTech
NouriTech™, Memphis, Tenn., is a venture formed in 2016 through investments from Cargill, Calysta and several third party institutions. The venture is building the world’s largest gas fermentation facility, which is expected to come online in 2019. The facility is expected to initially produce up to 20,000 metric tons per year of FeedKind® protein and expand to up to 200,000 metric tons per year when operating at full capacity. 

About Calysta
Calysta, Menlo Park, Calif., is an innovator in sustainable products to improve worldwide food security. Calysta develops and commercializes FeedKind® protein, a sustainable, traceable alternative feed ingredient for fish, livestock and pet nutritional products.

About Cargill
Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit Cargill.com and our News Center.