Aqua-Spark’s first investee is US-based biotechnology company Calysta, which could transform fish feed – making it healthier and more environmentally sound.
Calysta, Menlo Park, CA, is an innovator in sustainable industrial products for food and energy security. Calysta has two business units. Calysta Nutrition develops and commercializes fish and livestock nutritional products. Calysta Energy is developing high value materials for use in industrial and consumer products.
Until now, feed has involved everything from chicken to wild-caught fish, ultimately defeating the purpose of farming fish. Calysta cultivates an efficient, methane-eating natural microbe that produces protein. This is a new and sustainable feed ingredient – a single cell protein that is a perfect replacement for fishmeal. This protein has a smaller carbon footprint than soy and is proven to be a healthy, readily available and highly digestible alternative for fishmeal.