Feed protein production heating up
Number 5 in our most read stories from a sizzling hot August was the piece about single cell protein (SCP) producer, Unibio, initiating a project to produce feed proteins from methane gas in Saudi Arabia.
Unibio Group CEO, Henrik Busch-Larsen said construction of a production facility using Unibio technology in that market would likely get underway in the second half of 2020. The build would take 18-24 months from groundbreaking, he said.
“We are currently looking at two potential locations - one site on the east coast and another one on the west coast. The final decision is expected within a few months,” he told FeedNavigator.
The anticipated capacity for the facility is 50,000 tons per year, he added.
The Uniprotein produced will be used as protein ingredient for local production of animal and fish feed but will also be exported to Asian markets.