Sustainability services provider Anthesis has partnered with biotechnology firm Remediiate to advance the conversion of carbon emissions into sustainable food sources.
The firms are collaborating as part of Anthesis Ventures, an initiative which sees the environmental consultancy partner with early to growth stage companies to help them gain the scale and traction they need to grow. The scheme provides businesses with access to subject matter experts, investors and impact capital, and a network of connections.
Remediiate’s suite of photonic technologies which convert CO2 into nutritionally rich algae, could it is claimed, at scale, remove the 20 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases released by power generation and industrial processes annually.
By producing protein-rich algae, the firm’s technology is also said to have the potential to address the need for low-carbon animal feed and reduce reliance on soy, the farming of which is linked to deforestation.
The companies say that the collaboration will create an end-to-end business model linking the emitters to the feed suppliers and will help reposition CO2 as a resource to be exploited.
Paul Crewe, Anthesis executive director and chief sustainability officer, said: “We believe Remediiate’s solution will be a game-changing disruptor and will become very significant to countries, governments and businesses in sequestering CO2 and noxious gases from major facilities…and converting these to high value algae for many uses such as animal feed, soil rejuvenation, and methane reduction in cows.”
Carlos de Pommes, Remediiate’s CEO, added: “The potential of algae has been around for many years, but our proven technical breakthroughs have enabled us to move from small scale lab operation to 100k tonnes plus of mass production.
“Our next task is to create the market for resultant biomass. Replacement of soy does not happen overnight and requires commitment from the feed industry.
“By partnering with Anthesis, Remediiate is able raise awareness with feed manufacturers, farmers, manufacturers and producers.”
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