Biosolar Leaf - Novel photobioreactor cultivation system to produce food ingredients and proteins more efficiently, affordably and sustainably.
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 that slashes the costs of fermentation.
The FAO predicts that we’ll need 100% more plant crops by 2050; however, crop yield improvement is slowing rapidly (now down to 1-2% annually) and it is hard to find new land for agriculture. There is an opportunity in growing food on barren land. Arborea believes that “photosynthetic microorganisms” will be a key choice for the production of food ingredients. Photosynthetic microorganisms are the fastest-growing primary producers of food in nature, and they produce the same ingredients as plant crops, without environmental constraints and pollution. They yield up to 40x time more proteins than plant crops in a single acre of land. Furthermore, they don’t need agricultural feedstock like cane sugar, they don’t need soil, don’t produce nitrogen runoffs, consume little water, don’t promote deforestation or loss of biodiversity. The “BioSolar Leaf” is a membrane-driven breathing-bioreactor® technology that enables a hyper-efficient gas transfer and temperature control while maintaining optimal growth conditions. In doing so, it creates a radically more effective food production platform resulting in a capital-light, scalable solution that slashes the costs of fermentation.
Networking PartnerEIB InstituteThe EIB Institute was set up within the EIB Group (European Investment Bank and European Investment Fund) to promote and support social, cultural, and academic initiatives with European stakeholders and the public at large. It is a key pillar of the EIB Group’s community and citizenship engagement. European UnionThe EU, through its funding programmes, supports the development of innovations and technologies that help combat climate change, protect the environment and ensure a sustainable development and growth.
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