10:15 - 10:45
Wednesday, 18 September 2019
T3.3 Turning natural gas into biomass
Natural gas as feedstock to produce protein? Adding additional value to an energy commodity?
How can a growing world population be fed when agricultural land per capita is decreasing? And how can we produce more food in a sustainable way without destroying the planet?
One alternative way of adding value and addressing these problems is utilizing natural gas and turning it into high-quality protein.
These challenges are addressed with Unibio’s unique U-Loop® technology. In the process, methane is converted into a highly concentrated protein product called Uniprotein®, suitable as a protein ingredient in animal feed.
Unibio's U-Loop® technology transforms processes that occur in nature every day into a bio-industrial setting and produces healthy sustainable Uniprotein® for animals in an eco-friendly way. The production of Uniprotein® utilizes significantly less water than plant-based protein sources and does not take up farmland. The production process always results in a uniform product, and the only waste product is clear water and limited CO2 emissions.
Uniprotein® has been approved in the EU for animal nutrition and can substitute traditional proteins in animal feed such as fishmeal and soybeans. It has a consistent chemical composition and protein content and has a long shelf life. It is organically approved & labeled and free from toxins, antibiotics, dioxin, and heavy metals due to the controlled production process. It is non-GMO, organic, and is produced without the use of pesticides, antibiotics or fertilizers.
Unibio’s vision is to decouple protein production from farming and fishing by becoming the leading producer of methane-based protein products supplying a premium ingredient to the global feed market while supporting environmentally friendly production methods. Unibio's mission is to provide biotechnological innovations and solutions to overcome the protein challenge faced by the growing global population.
Using an abundant resource such as natural gas, thereby turning fuel into food rather than food into fuel, could be the solution to the huge protein challenge faced by the world of today and even more so the world of the future.