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How it Works:

From Wood to Food

Arbiom is pioneering the future of food production, with technology to produce protein without using conventional plant or animal food sources.  

Arbiom’s technology platform integrates the company’s biomass processing expertise, proprietary fermentation technology and enhanced microorganism strains to convert wood into nutritional feed and food ingredients. Arbiom’s first commercial product, SylPro®, is a superior, sustainable protein source for improved aquaculture, animal and human nutrition.

Arbiom’s bioprocessing technology platform transforms the most renewable, abundant, non-food carbon source in the world – wood – into intermediate materials with a range of applications, notably as fermentation medium to grow microorganisms (single-cell protein or SCP). After final downstream processing, the wood to food production process is complete.


We’re already using wood for our buildings, furniture, floors and more…Why not re-imagine wood as food?

Arbiom is pioneering the Evolution of Food with technology that redefines the use of wood and the future of food.




Forestry Material

Highly Fermentable Substrates

Protein-rich Microorganisms




Arbiom brings wood, a non-food plant, into the food chain.

Abundant & Available Feedstock

• Wood is a sustainable, renewable, efficient carbon source
• Consumption of fuelwood is projected to decrease by 25% due to an increase in fossil fuels and renewable sources of energy
• Trade in forest products has increased significantly over the past 50 years
• The digital economy has led to a decline in demand for paper leading to excess capacity for paper mills

Strong, Existing Industrial Supply Chains

• The forest products industry is embracing wood as the foundation of a biobased economy
• Wood is considered a significant sustainable development opportunity
• Responsible forest management practices and certifications are rapidly being implemented to contribute to the sustainable growth of forests for the future.

Forested land area is increasing in EU, US and China

• Globally the rate of net forest loss has slowed due to reforestation and new forest plantations
• Planted forests comprise 7% of all forest land (264m ha) and increase by ̴2-3% per year (5m ha p.a. added)

Does not compete with food crops

• Wood does not compete with resources to produce food or directly with food crops
• Wood presents a solution to the “food or fuel” debate raised by biofuels