Calysseo, a joint venture of Adisseo and Calysta, will develop and exclusively supply feed solution in the Asian markets


Adisseo and Calysta will commercialise FeedKind feed solution in the aquaculture sector (Credit: Mike Potenza from Pixabay)

Feed additives provider Bluestar Adisseo has signed an agreement with biotechnology company Calysta to commercialise feed solution, FeedKind, in the aquaculture sector.

Under the deal, the companies will create a joint venture Calysseo to develop the feed solution as well as exclusively supply to the customers in the Asian markets.

The companies to build the world’s first commercial FeedKind production facility in China

As part of the strategic partnership, the companies will also build the world’s first commercial FeedKind production facility in China.

Designed to deliver 20,000 tonnes of FeedKind protein per annum, the first phase of the facility is expected to be operational in 2022. The second phase of the facility will add an additional 80,000 tonnes of capacity.

Adisseo CEO Jean-Marc Dublanc said: “Adisseo is committed to strategic investments in new disruptive technologies. Our ambition is to become one of the leaders in sustainable feed ingredients and additives for aquaculture across the Asian markets.

“For this reason, we have been investing significantly to develop an aqua lab station in Singapore, fully dedicated to developing innovative and sustainable feed solutions for aquaculture.”

FeedKind is produced by using less water and no agricultural land by through fermentation of natural gas.

The traceable and nutritional protein, which is produced through natural fermentation, is price competitive with existing sources of protein, said the company.

FeedKind was commercially validated via customer trials in aquaculture, agriculture and pet food.

Calysta chief operating officer Dr Thomas Huot said: “Adisseo is one of the world’s leading feed additive companies and this exciting new partnership with Calysta marks a significant moment in the FeedKind story.”

With 10 research centres and production sites in Europe, the US and China, Adisseo designs, produces and commercialised nutritional solutions for sustainable animal feed.

Based in Menlo Park of California, Calysta focuses on the fermentation of natural gas to create new food products.

Last month, seafood product developer BlueNalu established a strategic partnership with Dutch animal nutrition and aquafeed company Nutreco.