In Tennessee, NouriTech, a venture formed through investments from Cargill, Calysta, Inc. and several third-party institutions, broke ground on a new thirty-seven acre plant to produce Calysta’s FeedKind protein, a nourishing and sustainable feed ingredient for fish, livestock and pets. At full capacity, NouriTech will produce approximately 200,000 metric tons of FeedKind annually.
“FeedKind protein is a new sustainable feed ingredient that is critical to helping meet sharply rising global demand for food,” said Alan Shaw, Ph.D., Calysta President and CEO. “We are delighted to partner with Cargill and the Memphis community to launch construction of our first commercial scale manufacturing plant.”
NouriTech’s finished plant will include twenty fermenters, each similar in size to a football field end zone and several dryers, each approximately the height of a six-story building. Built in two phases, first production is expected to go online in 2019, with the remaining facility completed in 2020.