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  • food made out of thin air.

  • It's what Finnish startup solar food is offering as an alternative to meat and milk.

  • Their main product is called Selene, a yellow flower containing some 65% protein.

  • Aside from carbon dioxide, the other ingredients needed to make so lean our electricity, microbes, water nutrients, vitamins and a miniature by a reactor.

  • The Saleen flower could be added to foods like bread and pasta or schnitzel.

  • But instead of plowing, fertilizing and harvesting, the flower stems from dried liquid made in a miniature bioreactor inside a laboratory.

  • Solar Foods, co founder and chief technical officer You have Pekka Pitkanen.

  • We take one colony from here from the anchor plate, and then we cultivate this in a shake plus and basically turned from sake last week.

  • Take it to more sake, last and then eventually to the smaller reactor and then to pick, react and then in the big reactor, it grows in the continuous scale.

  • That's a start, yes, so this is the start of the cultivation.

  • Yeah, The process requires significantly fewer resources than meat or milk, and the use of direct air capture to Second Co two from the atmosphere is good news for the environment, says Solar Foods chief executive Parsi Veronica.

  • Our gift to the society is disconnection from agriculture.

  • We don't use any agricultural raw materials, even therefore, we can let agricultural land to be freed from agriculture and basically let forests grow back.

  • Therefore, when we replace existing proteins and foods with our ingredient, actually it's a carbon negative technology because the forests grow back and they remove carbon dioxide from the air.

  • So how does it taste?

  • It's great.

  • First, it will appear in the market as a magic protein enriching ingredient that brings nutritional value to plant based products like drinks, dairy products, yogurts and similar and meat alternatives.

  • Expectations for the protein are high.

  • In December 2020 Solar Foods received $5.2 million of government funding.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/03/11
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