Durham, NC, October 10, 2018 – Arbiom was selected as a Start-Up Village participant at the upcoming European Forum on Industrial Biotechnology (EFIB), October 16-18, in Toulouse, France. The Start-Up Village brings together 24 emerging companies from around the globe offering innovative solutions in the industrial biotechnology and bioeconomy space. Read Press Release here: Arbiom selected for 2018 EFIB Start-Up Village
Arbiom was recognized for its proprietary bioconversion process technology, which converts wood into SylPro® enhanced torula yeast, a high-quality alternative to fish meal as a protein source in fish feed. SylPro is a nutritional, economical, traceable and sustainable protein-rich ingredient with enhanced amino acid content that has been developed to meet the needs of aquaculture farmers and feed formulators who are faced with two critical challenges: protein sourcing and gastrointestinal health.
“With fish meal supply shortages and price volatility, the aquaculture industry is trending towards alternative protein sources in feeds,” said Amélie Drouault, Partnerships Manager at Arbiom. “Our technology is addressing these concerns by integrating wood – a historically non-food material – into the food supply chain, producing a natural, sustainable and traceable protein source that is industrially scalable.”
The two companies have started a collaboration to demonstrate the synergy of their respective technologies for the valorization of non-food plant biomass.
The alliance between Arbiom and Norske Skog Golbey will take the form of a special purpose vehicle responsible for the study and construction on the Golbey production site of a pilot unit followed by a first commercial scale biorefinery.