“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.
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”.
Mitsubishi Corporation, INCJ Ltd., Vuteq Corporation