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Arbiom Selected by Global Aquaculture Alliance for Innovation in Aquaculture

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Durham, N.C., – November 2, 2019 – Arbiom was selected as one of three finalists in the Innovation Award Competition at GOAL 2019, Aquaculture’s Premier Conference held by The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA). The GOAL Innovation Award, established in 2012, recognizes individuals and companies finding new solutions to the key challenges facing aquaculture.

This year, a record number of 41 companies entered the Innovation Challenge, and a panel of judges selected Arbiom as one of only 3 finalists invited to present at GOAL 2019 in Chennai, India.

“Innovation and technology will be critical to ensure the safe, sustainable growth of aquaculture, and it is a tremendous honor to be recognized as a finalist in the 2019 GOAL Innovation Award challenge for Arbiom’s unique Wood to Food technology,” said Marc Chevrel, Arbiom CEO.

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Arbiom Recognized for Wood-to-Food Innovation at NutrEvent

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Paris, France – October 29th 2019: Arbiom was awarded Most Innovative Project at the sixth annual NutrEvent, a leading European event connecting and partnering international innovators in Food, Feed, Nutrition and Health. This year’s event was held on October 23rd in Rennes, France and gathered 600 participants and 60 exhibitors representing over 25 countries.

Fifteen companies participated in the competition, and Arbiom was awarded Most Innovative Project in Food, Feed, Nutrition & Health by PepsWork, a marketing agency focused in nutrition, sports and health.  Read full Press Release here…

Arbiom Awarded by French-American Chamber of Commerce of the Carolinas

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Raleigh, N.C., October 12, 2019  Arbiom was selected as the winner of the Social Responsibility Award at the annual French-American Business Awards, hosted by The French-American Chamber of Commerce-Carolinas (FACC-Carolinas). The Social Responsibility Award celebrates economic growth in the context of social and environmental sustainability.

The FACC-Carolinas promotes and fosters strong economic and commercial ties between the United States and France to support the diverse network of companies establish and grow their businesses on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. This year’s Business Awards Gala, held on October 10, 2019 at the North Carolina Museum of Art, brought together over 200 attendees from 29 French companies with operations in North and South Carolina. Along with the Social Responsibility Award, eight other companies were honored in categories including Innovation, and Education & Culture.

“Since our inception, Arbiom’s mission has been to develop technology that offers a more sustainable solution to meet society’s growing demand for food, energy and materials without harming our planet,” said Marc Chevrel, Arbiom CEO. “It is an honor to be recognized by the French-American Chamber with the award for Arbiom’s continued commitment to Social Responsibility as we continue to scale-up our technology.” Read Press Release

SYLFEED Consortium Achieves New Milestone as Atlantic Salmon Trial Successfully Demonstrates Efficacy of Novel Alternative Protein for Aquafeed

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Paris – October 8, 2019 – Arbiom today announced successful results of a recently completed scientific study evaluating SylPro®, Arbiom’s high-quality protein product, for use in juvenile Atlantic salmon feed. Arbiom and partners in the SYLFEED consortium are continuing to validate the nutritional performance and sustainability of SylPro as a new source of protein produced from wood.

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The juvenile Atlantic salmon study was conducted by Matis Icelandic Food & Biotech R&D as part of the SYLFEED project, and it was designed to demonstrate the nutritional performance of Arbiom’s protein product (SylPro®) compared to conventional plant and animal protein sources.

“These findings indicate that SylPro can be used to replace fish meal or plant-based proteins in feed for juvenile Atlantic salmon, a crucial developmental stage, and deliver equivalent nutritional performance as conventional protein sources up to 20 percent inclusion level,” said Alexandra Leeper, PhD candidate from Matis.

Maintenance Trial Results Show Efficacy of Wood-Derived Yeast as Protein Source for Healthy Dog Nutrition

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Durham, N.C. – September 10, 2019 – Arbiom reaches significant milestone on path to commercialize novel alternative protein product for pet food

Arbiom announced the results of a recently completed dog food trial evaluating Arbiom SylPro® as a high-quality alternative protein ingredient for use in pet food. In collaboration with Four Rivers Kennel, and based on guidelines set by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO), a dog maintenance study was designed to compare SylPro to chicken meal, a conventional protein ingredient in dog food. The findings indicate that SylPro can be used to replace chicken meal in dog food and deliver equivalent nutritional performance.

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“The study results validate that Arbiom’s protein product can be a nutritional, sustainable, natural, and traceable alternative protein ingredient for use in adult dog food,” said Dr. Craig Coon, President of Four Rivers Kennel and Professor at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville. “We saw promising results compared to the control diet in our dogs’ acceptance of the new food and overall health and performance.”

SYLFEED Consortium Welcomes New Partners

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Paris, France – 28 August 2019 – Arbiom today announced that it is welcoming two new partners to the SYLFEED Consortium, a project that brings together key industry and research players to convert wood residues to sustainable protein-rich ingredients for Aquaculture. BioProcess Pilot Facility B.V. (BPF), based in Delft, The Netherlands, and Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant (BBEU), based in Ghent, Belgium, will lend their expertise in process scale-up to the consortium as it seeks to demonstrate the successful scale-up of Arbiom technology and the creation of an effective wood-to-food value chain. View full Press Release.

“Arbiom’s wood-to-food technology has shown enormous promise in its potential to help address the looming global food shortage,” said Peter Flippo, BPF Business Development Manager. “We are excited to join the partners in the SYLFEED consortium to provide our expertise in scaling-up wood fractionation processes and contribute to the demonstration of the wood-to-food value chain,” Flippo said.

“BBEU understands the challenges associated with scale-up of innovative bioconversion technologies,” said Wim Soetaert, CEO, BBEU. “Joining the SYLFEED project presents a strong opportunity to lend our expertise and years of experience to Arbiom’s efforts as the company moves its mission of commercializing its technology,” Soetaert said.

The addition of BPF and BBEU brings the number of SYLFEED partners to 10 as the project seeks to provide a sustainable solution to reduce the European protein gap and enable new economic development opportunities for biomass-rich regions.

Arbiom Announces Promising Trial Results of SylPro® as Alternative Protein for Aquaculture

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Durham, N.C. – July 18, 2019 – Arbiom today announced results of recently completed scientific studies evaluating Arbiom’s product as a high-quality alternative protein ingredient for use in aquafeed. The studies, conducted in collaboration with researchers at Texas A&M University, one of the leading aquaculture programs in the U.S., were designed to compare Arbiom’s protein product SylPro to conventional plant and animal protein sources, evaluating both its material handling properties and nutritional performance.

The findings indicate that SylPro can be used to replace fish meal or plant-based proteins in hybrid striped bass diets and deliver equivalent nutritional performance as conventional protein sources up to 20 percent inclusion level. Further, SylPro showed an exceptional crude protein digestibility of 97%.

“The results of these studies are a critical and promising step in validating the effectiveness of SylPro as we continue to scale-up Arbiom’s Wood to Food platform and bring our first commercial product to the market,” said Ricardo Ekmay, PhD, Vice President of Nutrition for Arbiom.   View Full Press Release

Arbiom Recognized with Prestigious Life Sciences Award for Second Consecutive Year

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Durham, N.C. – May 23, 2018 Arbiom was honored as Best Early-Stage Product Development Company in the 2019 Triangle Business Journal Life Sciences Awards for the second consecutive year. The TBJ Life Sciences Awards recognize both individuals and research organizations in the Research Triangle Park region that are blazing trails and breaking ground in this field.

“We are honored to once again be selected as a Life Science Award winner among other industry-leading individuals and companies based in Research Triangle Park,” said Marc Chevrel, Arbiom CEO. “In the past year we have expanded our production capabilities and through several promising animal feed trials, and this award is validation of our continued growth as we build further momentum toward product commercialization.”

Arbiom Named Industrial Biotech Track Finalists: 2019 Hello Tomorrow Global Summit, March 14-15, Paris

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We made it to the Global Finals of the 2019 Hello Tomorrow Challenge! From 4,500 applications, Arbiom has been named as 1 of 7 Industrial Biotech Track Finalists competing! Come hear us pitch in Paris on March 14-15. Read Press Release

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