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Noblegen Protein

An efficient and affordable vegan protein

December 2020
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Global consumption needs are driving overexploitation, with the global consumption of natural resources increasing over 190% in the last 150 years. Yet, in 2017, 1 in 9 people in the world were undernourished. By 2050 the world will need to produce 70% more calories to bridge to bridge the food gap to feed 9.7 billion people. Noblegen Protein is a vertical fermentation Solution using Euglena gracilis, a microorganism, to upgrade its own biology to create an efficient closed-loop solution. Noblegen is working towards their goal of creating a microbially driven process that leads to the mass production of complete, non-animal and affordable protein from locally sourced starch inputs such as corn and cassava. The potential to produce protein from starch could transform regions of the world that are typically undernourished while simultaneously addressing major global challenges such as deforestation caused by industrial agriculture and the overuse of water, land, and energy.

Label Date December 9, 2020
By Noblegen Inc. - deleted
From Canada
Maturity stage Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab
Looking For Network, New clients, Visibility, Funding, Partners, Credibility

The environmental benefits

  • 88% Less water usage than egg protein per ton of protein produced
  • 28.6 kg CO2e lower than the weighted average of animal-based proteins (per kg of protein)
  • Same protein content and characteristics as traditional animal protein without the cost requirements of livestock feed, livestock, land, transportation and meat processing facilities.
  • 12% of the land required by competing protein sources
  • Each $1 million of equity investment is estimated to save 88,043 tonnes of COe2 when Noblegen Beta-Glucan replaces Caseinate
  • For each $1 million of equity investment in a Noblegen manufacturing facility, 184,796 tonnes of CO2e are avoided when replacing whey protein and 18,739 tonnes of CO2e are avoided when replacing whole egg powder

The Financial benefits

  • Expected to be profitable in Q4 2020

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North america


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Company Profile

Noblegen Inc. - deleted

A food technology company leveraging microorganisms to address environmental and nutritional challenges

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Headquarters Peterborough, ON K9H, Canada

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Boundless Impact Research & Analytics

The Solar Impulse Foundation and Boundless collaborate to give those companies that Boundless already evaluated for their superior environmental performance an opportunity to apply for this label in an expedited fashion. Through that streamlined process, clean tech companies gain access to new international markets and increased visibility and easier access to the Solar Impulse Foundation’s community of investors, and global business partners.

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The information set out above, is solely for the purposes of information and the Solar Impulse Foundation does not provide any guarantee as to its authenticity, completeness or accuracy. This information does not constitute investment advice or a recommendation to buy into, transact or to enter into any agreement with any of the parties or persons mentioned above. Potential investors or interested parties are solely responsible for their investment or business decisions and for performing any due diligence required by the circumstances. The innovator Noblegen Inc. - deleted has asserted ownership of the intellectual property rights for images, videos, and content showcased above, affirming full and unrestricted usage rights, and has provided explicit permission for the Solar Impulse Foundation to publish such information designated as "public" in the application form.