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Calysta Partners with Nofima for Trials to Promote Sustainable Seafood

Menlo Park, CA – May 16, 2018 – Calysta, Inc.today announced a partnership with Nofimato conduct large-scale trials in Atlantic salmon using Calysta’s FeedKind®protein as a means to improve feed efficiency and fish health.  Calysta’s FeedKind protein is a family of natural, sustainable and traceable feed ingredients for livestock, fish and pets.

FeedKind has been shown to improve key nutritional metrics for commercial aquaculture – increased feed efficiency and the maintenance of a healthy digestive tract and immune system.  It provides the industry with the first scalable alternative protein requiring no wild caught fish or agricultural land, contributing to global food security.  The trials, to be designed by Nofima, will begin in early 2019.

“FeedKind protein is a cost-effective, sustainable feed ingredient for major farmed seafood species including salmon, trout and shrimp,” said Allan LeBlanc, Senior Director and FeedKind Product Manager.  “The aquaculture industry is actively seeking new solutions to reduce costs associated with biological challenges and environmental impact. We look forward to working with Nofima, the industry’s preeminent research organization, to address these compelling market demands.”

Mari Moren, director of research at Nofima, said: “We are eager to do research on FeedKind as we believe that this may be an example of new protein sources that can contribute to a more sustainable aquaculture. Feedkind’s effect on salmon will be thoroughly tested at Nofima’s research facilities along with the effects this protein may have on the physicochemical qualities of the feed pellet.”

FeedKind is a natural, safe, and sustainable non-animal source of protein approved for sale in the European Union and several Asian countries.It has been shown to use 77-98% less water and >98% less land than alternative ingredients such as soy or wheat proteins. In salmon, trout, and shrimp trials, FeedKind has been shown to produce equivalent growth and survival rates when compared to a conventional fishmeal diet.  It is approved as an ingredient in organic systems for animal feed in the United Kingdom and EU.  Samples are currently available for global customers and partners.

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

Contacts: Steven Flanagan, sflanagan@webershandwick.com, +44 (0)141 343 3250; Lyn Christenson, lyn@linkagesgroup.com, 650.492.6880, ex. 100, or Calysta Media Information, info@calysta.com

Calysta’s FeedKind® Protein Approved As Ingredient in Organic Systems for Animal Feed

Menlo Park, CA — February 13, 2018 — Calysta, Inc. today announced that FeedKind® protein has been approved for use as an ingredient in organic systems for animal feed in the United Kingdom and EU by Organic Farmers & Growers (OF&G). Calysta’s FeedKind protein is a family of natural, sustainable and traceable feed ingredients for livestock, fish and pets.

OF&G, based in Shrewsbury, UK, certifies more than half of the United Kingdom’s organic land, and provides support, information and licensing to Britain’s top organic food businesses.  OF&G certification meets the standards of the European Union’s Organic Regulation, used across the EU. OF&G was launched in 1973 and in 1992 became the first body to be approved by the UK government to certify organic farmers and food producers.

“Certification of FeedKind protein as an approved ingredient in organic animal feed is a significant milestone in our development of innovative sustainable products to meet the world’s growing demand for new protein sources,” said Allan LeBlanc, Senior Director and FeedKind Product Manager.  “This supports Calysta’s commitment to traceability and a reduced environmental footprint in the aquaculture feed supply chain.”

FeedKind protein 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: Calysta — Natalie Buxton, nbuxton@webershandwick.com, 44 141 333 0557; Lyn Christenson, lyn@linkagesgroup.com, 650.492.6880, ex. 100, or Calysta Media Information, info@calystaenergy.com; OF&G — info@ofgorganic.org, 01939 291800.