Deep Branch Biology tackles two of the planet's biggest problems with one single solution. By 2050 we must be carbon neutral, but we also must be able to feed an estimated 10 billion people. The Deep Branch process solves both problems by taking carbon dioxide directly from industrial emissions and transforming it into single cell protein. This protein is nutritionally optimised for animal nutrition, and acts as feed protein alternative to soymeal or fishmeal.
Since our inception in 2018, the company has attained full lab-scale validation via development of a fully-working prototype. This can convent 10 kg of CO2 into 7 kg of single cell protein. The techno-economics of this process make it an extremely attractive technology for carbon emitters to implement, as sales of the protein offer route to additional revenue (rather than paying for conventional carbon capture and storage technology). Similarly, a price-competitive, price-stable alternative protein has proven a very interesting proposition of feed producers for both aquaculture and livestock.
We're currently building our mobile demo unit, taking our protein production capabilities on-site with carbon emitters in containerised form. For this, we're working in co-development with one of the UK's largest energy producers and the resulting protein will be provided to one of Europe's largest feed producers for feed trials.