Apr 23, 2023


Construction and operation of Arbiom's first plant in France has support from the entire value chain

Arbiom, an agricultural-biotech company developing solutions to deliver next-generation protein ingredients, has kicked off its Sylplant project, which brings together 17 partners covering the entire food and feed value chains from feedstock manufacturers to retailers.

This European collaborative project is co-funded by the Circular Bio-based Europe Joint Undertaking (CBE JU), a public-private partnership between the European Commission and the Bio-based Industries Consortium.

Sylplant is built on the success of Sylfeed, a four-year project funded by the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (predecessor of CBE JU) where Arbiom successfully scaled up its technology and validated the performance of SylPro, its flagship ingredient.

"This factory paves the way to Arbiom's industrial deployment. It will bring 10,000 tons per year of alternative, highly nutritional and sustainable protein to the market to answer the future food needs," said Marc Chevrel, CEO of Arbiom.

This project's importance at the French and European levels is underscored by the France Relance funding obtained in 2022, and now the EUR14 million (US$15 million) CBE JU grant for the next three years.

As part of Sylplant, the consortium will work on the sequent objectives for the next three years:

Constructing and operating Arbiom's first plant in France to reach 10,000 tons per year of ingredient production.

Validating the use of SylPro in feed applications including aquafeed and petfood and gathering consumer insights.

Developing the next generation of foods such as cheese analogs, meat analogs, and specialized nutrition products with Arbiom's ingredient.

Through Sylplant, Arbiom brings together European experts of the entire value chain from feedstocks manufacturers to retailers to build the future of food.

"We are convinced that collaborating with strong market partners of the feed and food sectors will enable to accelerate the development of next generation ingredients," saidAmélie Drouault, vice president of business development for Arbiom.