• Protein crisis, next-generation agriculture, population growth, food problem, global warming, water problem, farmland problem, meat substitute, Spirulina

Produce future source of protein

“We are aiming to popularize algae protein in the global market.”

It is said that ‘a protein crisis’ will come from a disruption of the balance in protein supply and demand by 2030. Therefore, we decided to focus on algae spirulina. To solve the protein crisis, standardizing a meal based on spirulina which has 15 times more protein productivity than soybean, is required.
The raw spirulina with no taste or smell, is manufactured using Chitose’s original technology which massively cultures and processes efficiently. Also, a unique technology that uses spirulina for various food products as a protein source is developed, and by using this technology, spirulina is commercialised..
On 2018, 17 hundred million of capital fund was raised from INCJ and Mitsubishi Corporation.
Now, a new factory is established in Brunei, and we are making even more progress to find out the way to massively cultivate spirulina at a low cost while keeping the efficiency high.

Background issues

    Through population growth and economic growth, it is estimated that world protein demand would double from that of 2005 by 2050. The estimation that the conventional agriculture cannot cover such a rapid increase of protein demand have been garnering attention as the “protein crisis”.

Our technologies

  • Mass culture technology of algae
  • Breeding technology of algae
  • Harvesting technology of algae
  • Cleaning, sterilization, frozen storage technology of algae
  • Quality check technology of products (frozen foods)
  • Product development
  • Logistics technology

Current status

  • We have established Tabérumo Corporation in Japan. And we started building a new production plant in Brunei Darussalam.
  • Tabérumo Corporation have received a finance of 850 million yen from both Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ) and Mitsubishi Corporation, amounting to 1.7 billion yen in total.


Japan, Brunei


Mitsubishi Corporation, INCJ Ltd., Vuteq Corporation


  • Toshiya Sasaki

    I have made a rule when I decided to become the leader of the team that will provide Tabérumo on the dining tables all over the world. When making a decision, I always ask myself whether I am on an ego trip or I am with an open mind. The brand, in other words, building trust with customers is the top priority. I think it is the minimum requirement to be accepted by society. It is my nature to understand and improve my own capacity in order to contribute to the business.


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