Calysseo to build FeedKind alternative feed plant in Saudi Arabia

Calysseo's plant in Chongqing, China.

Calysseo, a joint venture between alternative protein firm Calysta and Chinese-owned animal nutrition leader Adisseo, plans to build a 100,000-ton-capacity alternative protein facility in Saudi Arabia, in partnership with local firm Food Caravan.

According to Calysta, a gas allocation has been provided for the plant from the Saudi Ministry of Energy – the FeedKind production process uses a form of gas fermentation. The project is being supported by the Ministry of Investment of Saudi Arabia and the National Industrial Development Centre. The new project aligns with Saudi goals to ensure the country’s food security and to bring jobs and new technology to the kingdom, according to Food Caravan CEO Saleh Al-Shabnan.

Modeled on the plant the JV recently opened in Chongqing, China, which has an annual production capacity of 20,000 metric tons of plant-based aquafeed,  the Saudi facility is set to come online by the end of ... 

Photo courtesy of Calysseo

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