Member - Arborea

Feeding the world, without costing the Earth.

Type Startup or self-employed
Founded 2015
Company Size 22
Member Type
Founders Julian Melchiorri
Headquarters 2860, Portugal
Social network


Photosynthesis is the foundation of the planet's food chain. Inspired by this natural process, Arborea makes food without the footprint. We supply net-zero proteins and functional ingredients to the food industry, making healthy and sustainable foods the preferred choice. Arborea's Biosolar Leaf™ production system doesn’t require fertile land or agricultural feedstocks, just readily available CO2 and sunlight; its biomimetic approach makes it highly cost-effective and able to meet the global protein need in an area the size of Hawaii.
Headquarters 2860, Portugal

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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Efficient Solutions

Labelled Solutions from Arborea

The Solar Impulse Efficient Solution label seeks to bridge the gap between ecology and economy, bringing together protection of the environment and financial viability to show that these solutions are not expensive fixes to problems, but rather opportunities for clean economic growth.

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