Member - Arborea

Industrialising photosynthesis to sustainably expand the world's food supply

Type Startup or self-employed
Founded 2015
Company Size 6
Member Type
Founders Julian Melchiorri
Headquarters London W12 0BZ, UK
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Arborea has developed the most efficient ingredients & proteins production platform that solves the crucial issues of existing photosynthetic culture platforms, rendering them obsolete. Arborea’s breakthrough breathing-bioreactor® technology mimics the functioning mechanisms of a real leaf to enable hyper-efficient gas transfer and self-maintain optimal growth conditions. In doing so, it has created a radically more effective food production platform resulting in a capital-light, scalable solution which slashes the costs of fermentation. We will disrupt ingredients markets by enabling hitherto expensive nutritional ingredients and proteins to be produced sustainably, efficiently, and affordably. – The team is comprised of experts in industrial biotechnology with a cumulative 50+ years of industry experience and led by award winning innovator Julian Melchiorri. – The technology has been demonstrated successfully with an outdoor pilot facility. – The company is gaining commercial traction with some of the world’s largest brands.
Headquarters London W12 0BZ, UK

SDG’s of application

The Sustainable Development Goals are a call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity everywhere.
Clean water and sanitation
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Affordable and clean energy
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Industry, innovation and infrastructure
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SDG 11
Sustainable cities and communities
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SDG 12
Responsible consumption and production
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