Hundreds of thousands of species of micro-algae float through the world’s waterways. Just a fraction have been categorised or studied. It leaves an imaginarium of possibilities to explore.
For decades, the hottest and most tantalising possibility centered round biofuels.
Canadian startup XpertSea hopes its portable technology will replace some of the antiquated methods that many producers still use in the world’s biggest animal protein industry.
There has been a lot of discussion about animal protein lately, primarily when it comes to beef, poultry, and the rapid growth of plant-based or lab-grown alternatives.
Alternative dairy products are leading the way while mainstream restaurants start to add plant-based burgers to their menus.
Plant-based protein alternative companies have attracted $16 billion in investment during the last 10 years, including venture capital funding and acquisitions.
Chinese food tech VC Bits x Bites has created The China Food Tech Hub, a new model to foster cooperation between startups and corporations in collaboration with a multinational consortium of biotech firms, agricultural processors, flavor houses, consumer food companies.