String Bio: Asia's first startup to harness methane gas for protein production

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Using bacteria to turn the harmful greenhouse gas into a purer form of protein, String Bio is raising Series B funding to scale production

Founded in 2013 by biotechnologist Ezhil Subbian and her husband Vinod Kumar in India, String Bio is the first startup in Asia to use methane gas to produce protein and the third such producer in the world. Targeting the global market for alternative proteins, starting with the animal feed sector, String Bio has developed a proprietary biotech-hardware platform, String Integrated Methane Platform (SIMP), to extract methane from natural gas or biogas derived from food waste. The gas is then fed to bacteria incubated in the SIMP to produce alt-protein powders in a natural and organic way.“I...
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