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Calysta inaugurates new UK R&D site

In cooperation with Cargill, the group is also set to open a world scale plant in the United States in 2018.

US-based fishmeal replacement specialist Calysta officially opened its UK facility for R&D in fishmeal alternative developments Monday.

The new plant, to be fully operational in the fourth quarter of this year, is located in Teesside, and will allow the manufacturing of sample quantities of FeedKind protein, a new fish and animal feed ingredient aimed at replacing fishmeal.

The protein is approved for sale and use in many animal feeds in the European Union and has been tested on multiple fish species, including salmon.

“The opening of this plant represents the end of a decade of development and heralds a new era in the race to sustainably feed the world’s growing population,” said Alan Shaw, president and CEO of Calysta.

Calysta is also partnering with Cargill for the production of its FeedKind protein in North America, and is planning to open a major plant in the United States by 2018.

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