Deep Branch Biotechnology is developing scalable technology aimed at transforming the polluters of today into the producers of tomorrow. We generate clean, nutritious and sustainable single cell protein directly from carbon dioxide in industrial waste gas, thereby reducing the carbon footprint of emitters and providing sustainable alternatives to soy and fishmeal for the feed industry.



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Our process

Deep Branch Biotechnology is developing scalable technology that transforms the polluters of today into the producers of tomorrow. We generate clean, nutritious and sustainable single cell protein directly from carbon dioxide present in industrial waste gas, thereby reducing the carbon footprint of emitters and providing sustainable alternatives to soy and fishmeal for the feed industry.

 

Carbon recycling

Our biological carbon recycling solution helps companies who want to reduce their carbon footprint without impacting negatively on operational costs. Unlike traditional carbon storage technology that simply collects carbon dioxide, we use it for something meaningful. Our biological process converts the carbon dioxide into sustainable protein, and unlike conventional biological methods, such as algae cultivation, it requires minimal labour and land, and no sunlight.

Why use our technology?

Beyond Capture

Why capture and store your carbon emissions when you can use them for something better?

Geographically flexible

Unlike use of algae, our process requires no sunlight, therefore no matter how cold and grey the weather is, our microbes are perfectly happy. All that’s required is

Scalable

The modular design of our system means it is capable of capturing some or all of your emissions. Once you’re ready to scale up, simply add another module. Our fermentation vessels scale vertically, making for a great volume to footprint ratio.

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Sustainable protein

Autotrofish

 

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Autotrofish is our first sustainable protein product. Nutritionally tailored for aquaculture, this sustainable alternative to fishmeal is made from single cell protein generated from captured emissions. Not only are you choosing a more sustainable way to feed your fish, but every bag you buy reduces the amount of emissions put into the atmosphere!

We’re also developing single cell protein for monogastrics and ruminants, if you’re interested, let us know!

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Team

Bart Pander, PhD
Co-founder
Scientific Lead

Microbiologist with deep knowledge of gas fermentation. Unrivaled knowhow on growing microbes on industrial flue gas.

Peter Rowe, PhD
Co-founder
Commercial Lead

Molecular biologist turned entrepreneur with expertise in innovation management.

Rob Mansfield, PhD
Co-founder
Operational lead

Metabolic engineer with over five years experience optimising industrial microbes, extensive experience successfully executing synbio projects.

The Deep Branch Biotechnology co-founders met whilst at the University of Nottingham’s Synthetic Biology Research Centre (SBRC). Whilst working together on ways to utilize gas fermentation for production of chemicals, the team discovered they had a shared desire to make a positive impact of the world. Pete and Bart left the SBRC to pursue new challenges in commercial and academic biotech, whilst Rob remained at the SBRC to continue the work of his PhD. The team kept in touch and when in the summer of 2018 Bart proposed a new twist on how gas fermentation could be used for clean production of single cell protein, Pete and Rob were sold. They were able to go from idea to raising pre-seed funding within four months, and haven’t looked back since.