The opening of Unibio’s first production facility based in the municipality of Kalundborg in Denmark on 21st November 2016, marked a significant milestone in the company’s development. The test facility is the world’s first commercial U-Loop fermentation production facility with a capacity to produce up to 80 tonnes of UniProtein®, its proprietary single cell protein, per year.
Commencement of commercial phase
The new plant marks the start of commercial production for Unibio and is the first step in a planned global roll out of Unibio’s U-Loop® technology. All output from the plant has been sold to Vestjyllands Andel, a Danish animal feed manufacturer, as part of an offtake agreement signed earlier in the year.
Commenting on the opening, Henrik Busch-Larsen, CEO of Unibio, said:
“With the recent completion of the final upgrades to our technology and the completion of the plant we are ready to commence the commercial roll-out and deliver on our agreement with Vestjyllands Andel. We have been encouraged by the increasing number of enquiries to license our technology and look forward to continue to work towards the global roll out of our technology. “