- Founded in: 2014
- Number of employees: 30+
- Country: USA (HQ) and France
- Investors: -
- Market: Arbiom uses wood, one of the most abundant resources in the world, to produce a protein-rich ingredient for feed and food markets.
We have developed a proprietary bioprocessing technology platform to convert wood into hydrolysates which are a highly fermentable growth medium for single cell protein. Wood offers many advantages: it is abundant, natural, non-GMO, not competitive with food crops and has established, industrial supply chains.
In the feed market space, Arbiom is targeting Aquaculture (salmonids), livestock (weanling pigs) and companion animals.
- Website: http://www.arbiom.com
Which input provides your business model/core technology towards a bio-based economy?
Arbiom addresses the world’s growing nutritional needs by integrating a historically non-food, renewable carbon source (wood) into the food supply chain to produce protein. requiring less resources and reducing pressure on arable land and water to Arbiom helps solve the challenge of meeting global nutritional needs using less resources by producing a healthier, more sustainable protein source from wood. Arbiom’s technology platform will be deployed at industrial-scale to produce commercial quantities and relieve the ecological stresses of fishmeal and soy.
Which market/clients do you address and which short-term/long-term goals do you have?
Arbiom is targeting 3 markets based on the nutritional benefits and price-performance of SylPro: Salmonids, weanling pigs and companion animals. Arbiom is commercializing our technology thanks to the SYLFEED project, which assembles key players in the wood to food value chain. One of the SYLFEED objectives is building a demonstration facility to produce multi-tons of product annually starting in 2019 and guide the commercial-scale plant design, intended to be operational by the end of 2022. Arbiom is completing animal trials over 2018-2019.
What makes your approach unique compared to other stakeholders in the field?
Future fish meal shortages, price volatility and harm to biodiversity are driving the aquaculture industry to incorporate alternative protein sources in feed. Soybean meal is the main protein source, but it has limitations for feed applications. Among alternative protein players, Arbiom has no direct competitors using wood as a substrate to produce SCP. Our Wood to Food approach is differentiating and valuable proposition because it positions Arbiom’s product is positioned as a more nutritional, economical, traceable & sustainable protein source for animal health.
You can meet Arbiom in Toulouse at the START-UP VILLAGE @EFIB on 17-18 October.