Innovate UK backs tech which turns CO2 into animal feed with £3m funding boost

Biotechnology company Deep Branch has developed a process which uses industrial emissions to create high-value proteins for fish and poultry

An innovative carbon recycling project which turns industrial emissions into animal feed has secured £3 million of funding from Innovate UK.

Led by biotechnology company Deep Branch, the REACT-FIRST project will use carbon dioxide from Drax Power’s Selby power station and apply its carbon-to-protein technology to generate food for fish and poultry.

The process uses microbes to convert carbon dioxide emissions and turn them into high-value proteins - this is expected to shrink carbon impacts by up to 75%, use minimal water and will not require arable land.

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